Gwen Stefani talks Gavin Rossdale divorce: It was 'months of torture'

Gwen Stefani has opened up about about her divorce from Gavin Rossdale — her husband of 13 years and father of her three children — to Cosmopolitan for the magazine’s September issue.

The No Doubt singer ended her marriage with Rossdale last year but revealed to Cosmo that “nobody except for my parents, the people involved, and whoever they told” know the specifics about what happened with the marriage.

“Nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture,” Stefani recalled on the marriage.

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Stefani, 46, and Rossdale, 50, have not revealed what caused their split, but the Hollaback Girl singer told the magazine that the cause of their breakup is hidden in her music.

“All you have to do is listen to every single song I’ve ever written and it’s all there. It’s an ongoing theme that I’ve had for a long time,” Stefani shared.


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Following her split from Rossdale, Stefani is now in a relationship with country singer Blake Shelton. The two met while judging NBC’s The Voice last year.

She admitted that NBC “edited stuff to look like we were flirting,” during her second season on The Voice. “They chose to run with that story before anything was even real. I hardly knew him. But it was like it was in the air — happening before it happened.”

The couple wrote and recorded a duet, Go Ahead and Break My Heart, which appeared on Shelton’s new album, If I’m Honest.

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“We were both having trust issues, as you would if you were us. It was like, I have so many problems. How can I now be getting into another potentially huge problem? What am I doing?” Stefani said about writing the new track with her boyfriend.

The mother-of-three added: “Blake wrote the song and sent it to me. He was like, ‘Help me finish it.’ I wrote a verse and sent it to him, but he was gone because he doesn’t live in L.A. He didn’t have wi-fi, so he wasn’t answering me back! As soon as he came back to town, he brought his guitar over. We were like, ‘We wrote a song together! This is crazy!'”

Gwen Stefani released her third solo album this year titled This is What the Truth Feels Like, and is currently on tour with rapper Eve.

The September issue of Cosmo will be available for purchase on August 9.

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