Talking about that timeline. Days before Us Weekly exclusively revealed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, that Gavin Rossdale cheated with the nanny for several years during his marriage to Gwen Stefani, the No Doubt songstress may have hinted at discovering the betrayal in a new interview.
"I had been writing because my life blew up," Stefani, 46, told KIIS FM's JoJo Wright on Monday, Nov. 9. "Everybody knows that my life blew up last February. I'd just been dealing with that. Unexpected. I was going along thinking that was going to be the rest of my life and it's not. I don't know what happened."
As sources detail in the new issue of Us Weekly, the Voice coach allegedly found out in February that her husband carried out a three-year affair with the family's longtime nanny, Mindy Mann, who looked after the superstar couple's sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months. (Stefani's rep could not be reached for comment; Rossdale's rep declined to comment.)
Sources say Stefani found racy texts and nude photos exchanged between Rossdale, 50, and Mann, and subsequently fired her children's caretaker. Rossdale, meanwhile, allegedly lied about the relationship until he finally fessed up to cheating months later.
In August, the Bush rocker and his wife announced that they were splitting after 13 years of marriage.
"There was one night, the epicenter of the whole thing — that's the most I can say about that — and the next day I wrote the chorus to 'Used to Love You,'" Stefani told Wright on Monday of their breakup. "But I didn't know it was 'Used to Love You.' I just had written all this stuff and it had happened to be in there buried in a bunch of lyrics that I had written."
Stefani endured heartbreak, and her outlet was songwriting. "I just knew that I needed to write," she told Wright. "Even the first day that I went into the studio, I didn't want to get out of bed. You know when you're so down that you just don't want to do anything? I went to the studio and I wrote a song. And it wasn't just writing a song to a track or something. It was like sitting at a piano with a guy I didn't know and an engineer that's sitting there who I didn't know, and all this stuff is going down they didn't know."
Stefani told Ryan Seacrest last week in a separate interview that she had 19 songs written within eight weeks. "I was like, 'Listen, all I wanna do is — I just want to say the truth," Stefani recalled of what she told her peers in the studio. "I just want the truth to come out. I just want to be honest and real . . . that represents where I'm at right now.'"
Now, the "Used to Love You" hitmaker has moved on with her fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton, who coincidentally also split from his wife, Miranda Lambert, this past summer. “He’s a pretty rad guy," Stefani said of Shelton earlier this month in an interview with 103.7 KVIL. Stefani also shared that Shelton helped her through her devastating divorce — the terms of which were settled last month.
For the complete details about Rossdale's affair and Stefani's new relationship with Shelton, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly.
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