It’s safe to say that, no matter the circumstances, divorce is hard. Like, it’s hard when you have to break up a two-week long relationship sometimes, let alone a marriage.
And celebrities are people too, so it’s certainly not easier for them.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani got married in 2002. Fourteen years later, they filed for divorce. In a joint statement, they said: “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.” Very wise, very responsible.
Despite the 51-year-old The Bush singer divorcing the 46-year-old face and voice of No Doubt, he still states that she was a fantastic wife.
They were together for a long time and they have three gorgeous kids.
The marriage took a huge hit when allegations were placed on Gavin that he’d been having affairs with the nanny. For more than three years!
Since the divorce, Gwen has moved on to a happy and healthy relationship with 40-year-old singer Blake Shelton.
Almost three years after it happened, Gavin has opened up about the failed marriage.
“[Divorce] was completely opposite to what I wanted,” is what he said.
He was asked if he wished he behaved differently throughout the marriage. He replied with the obvious.
“I mean, obviously. I know we all wish that, but we can’t, so I have to deal with reality. You can’t not have regrets and be human at the same time.”
Source: Star Magazine
“We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible,” continued Rossdale.
“There were a lot of positives, and with time they’ll become more and more obvious. The unconditional love she shows me is so powerful. It’s one of the greatest gifts and I’m grateful for her every day.”
Source:International Business Times
“I still think she’s incredible…”
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Gavin continued to address how the divorce affected him personally.
“Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through.”
Since the divorce, they’re still working together to raise the kids.
But while Gwen seems to be happy in her relationship with Blake Shelton, Gavin isn’t exactly ready to start a new relationship.
“I’ve so much going on, that’s not a factor right now.”
I feel ya Gavin. I really do.