Gwen Steafani got real about her trust issues and we love her even more for it
Hands up if, like us, you’re completely head over heels in love with Gwen Stefani? We’ve loved her ever since No Doubt, and we’ve loved watching her grow into a beautiful mom and successful woman in the music industry.
It’s not a secret that we’re also in love with Gwen and her partner Blake Shelton. The pair met following both their respective divorces while filming The Voice, and have been together ever since. In fact, loads of Gwen’s latest album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, is about bouncing back from her divorce and finding love again.
However, just like anyone who had just split from their partner of 13 years, the 46-year-old was trepidatious about entering into a new relationship.
Opening up to Cosmopolitan for their September issue, Gwen spoke candidly about what it was like finding love again.
“We were both having trust issues, as you would if you were us,” said Gwen about her then blossoming romance with Blake. “It was like, ‘I have so many problems. How can I now be getting into another potentially huge problem? What am I doing?'”
We totally get you, Gwen. Regardless of what happened in your previous relationship, breakups are always hard and learning to trust again can be really hard.
Gwen also opened up about how, initially, it was the editing on The Voice that made it seem like the pair were flirting with each other. “They chose to run with that story before anything was even real. I hardly knew him,” she explained. “But it was like it was in the air — happening before it happened.”
Isn’t that just the sweetest? It was fate.
When asked about her split with ex-partner Gavin Rossdale, Gwen kept tight lipped but did say that it had been “torture” for her.
“All you have to do is listen to every single song I’ve ever written and it’s all there,” she explained when quizzed about the details. “It’s an ongoing theme that I’ve had for a long time.”
Luckily Gwen was able to channel this difficult time into something positive, her music. We totally adore her new album even more than we adore her a Blake.
Speaking of Blake, the country superstar had this to say when he saw her Cosmopolitan cover.
Aww! The sweetest!
We’re love Gwen even more for opening up about this delicate subject, and wish her and Blake all the best.
Gwen’s issue if Cosmopolitan hits newsstands on August 9. Watch the video for her hit “Make Me Like You” below.