Gwen Stefani was born in Fullerton, California, in 1969. After growing up on the West Coast, mainly in nearby Anaheim, California, she attended California State University, Fullerton.
Before becoming a solo artist, Stefani was lead singer for the band No Doubt. Stefani’s seven-year relationship and emotional breakup with bassist Tony Kanal provided inspiration for hit songs on their third album, Tragic Kingdom, which sold over 15 million copies internationally.
Stefani released her much-anticipated album in 2004, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., which included the popular singles “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl.” In 2006, Stefani released The Sweet Escape, but it was universally panned by critics.
In 2009, No Doubt embarked on a reunion concert tour and announced they were recording a new album together. Three years later, the group released Push and Shove.
The “Cool” singer later released two more solo records, 2016’s This Is What the Truth Feels Like and 2017’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas. The musician went back to her ska roots in 2020 with her single “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” and the 2021 follow-up, “Slow Clap.”
Stefani was married to Gavin Rossdale, the lead singer of the rock band Bush, for 13 years before they split in 2015. They met in 1995 and their son, Kingston, was born the following year. The couple’s second son, Zuma, was born in August 2008. Their third son, Apollo, came along six years later.
Us Weekly confirmed in November 2015 that Stefani was dating fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton. The pair tied the knot in July 2021 on the country crooner’s Oklahoma ranch.