Hey baby, hey baby, what?! Gwen Stefani was caught off guard by questions about her split from Gavin Rossdale during an appearance on the Today show on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The cringeworthy moment occurred when co-host Matt Lauer suggested that her new song “Used to Love You” is about her ex-husband.
“Your personal life has been in the headlines,” Lauer, 57, said. “Are fans misinterpreting something here or is it all right there in front of us in terms of the song?”
“Put me on the spot!” Stefani, 46, replied at a roundtable with her fellow Voice coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams. “What I’ll say about that is that I’ve never put a record out where I’m actually going through things in real time.”
She continued: “I wrote that song like a couple weeks ago, and then I sat in front of a camera in a dressing room randomly not making a video, just to do some video for the screens behind me, and it went out and it’s the video and it’s like all very real.”
Stefani dropped the new music video for “Used to Love You” on Oct. 20. In the footage, she breaks down in tears and alludes to a devastating heartbreak.
As previously reported, the No Doubt rocker and Rossdale, 49, announced their decision to split after 13 years of marriage this past August. Earlier this week, it was reported that the pair will split physical custody of their three sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 19 months.
Stefani’s breakup isn’t the only thing that’s inspired her new music. The newly single star told Lauer that appearing as a coach on the NBC singing competition has helped her grow as an artist. “I think I wouldn’t even have my new record if it wasn’t for this show,” she said. “This show is for me, I think it might be the funnest thing I’ve ever done.”
Watch the video above.
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