G&G forever! Gwen Stefani has fronted a band, gone solo, birthed three sons, and created her own fashion line — all with Gavin Rossdale by her side. The Voice judge opened up about the couple's 12-year-marriage and her long-lasting career in Cosmopolitan's upcoming March issue.
"We go through so much together — it's a miracle that we could stay together this long," Stefani, 45, tells the mag. "[Gavin's] on a short tour right now, and he wrote me the sweetest note this morning. It's good to have those days when we both do our own things. I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality. That's especially important for women. It's hard to find time for yourself."
The "Hollaback Girl" singer and the Bush frontman, 49, married in September 2002, and are parents to three sons: Kingston, 8, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, nearly 12 months. Stefani has famous pals like Pharrell Williams and a rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but claims that she never thought she'd land a "hot guy" like Rossdale.
"I don't know if I was a nerd in high school, but I definitely wasn't the super-cute cheerleader so I never saw myself getting somebody like that," she explains. "But I do think he's quite handsome. It's not the most important thing about him, but it is nice — and he makes really cute babies!"
Stefani and Rossdale continue to balance their individual careers while taking care of their little ones. Last month, the Lamb designer (sporting her signature red lipstick!) performed at the 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Inglewood, Calif.
"My parents taught us, '[music] is your hobby. People don't make it. It just doesn't happen.' It still shocks me that people care about me. I trip out about it all the time. It's mind-blowing!" Stefani says of her career, which has spanned over two decades. "For me, I've never gotten to a point where I felt, 'Okay, I've made it, I'm number one!' It's an amazing feeling to hit number one, but it's not that different a feeling from not being number one. It's really about the journey — that's where the joy comes. It's not about the end result, because there isn't really ever an end."
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