Oh no, please say it isn’t so! Another music power couple is calling it quits: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced in a joint statement they are getting divorced :(
Gwen and Gavin first met when their bands, No Doubt and Bush, went on tour together in 1995. They began dating in 1996 and tied the knot on 14th September 2002 in Lodon, followed up with another wedding is Los Angeles 2 weeks later.
But word has it that their relationship was not always “rainbow and butterflies” as Gavin would soon learn that he was father to then-14-year-old model Daisy Lowe, whose mother is former Powder singer Pearl Lowe. At that time, Gwen was rumoured to have been “devastated” by the news, but the couple stayed strong and welcomed their first son in 2006.
They are currently parents of 3 sons – Kingston (9), Zuma (6), and Apollo (1).
Gwen has famously written songs about her romance with Gavin for No Doubt, the band that she’s lead vocalist for. The couple has been plagued by divorce rumors for years and Gwen was the first one to admit their marriage hasn’t been easy. This past February she told Cosmopolitan, “We go through so much together – it’s a miracle that we could stay together this long,”
According to the divorce filings obtained by TMZ, she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple’s split and both musicians asked for joint custody of their sons.
Entertainment Weekly quoted the couple as saying:
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. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.
We’re absolutely crushed by the news. How are you taking it? :(