Media outlets are sharing quotes from Gwen’s new InStyle interview about her “struggles” over the last few years leading up to her separation from Gavin Rossdale. She expresses that she’s in “a really positive place now” and whom she credits for putting her on the right track.
Gwen opens up about her trouble writing Push and Shove and says that the time was really hectic for her by trying to balance work and family. “I didn’t tour at all. But I did record the No Doubt album, which was super hard. I was torn the whole time. Every day I would take the kids to school, drive to Santa Monica, work on the album, and then I’d think, ‘Oh my god, if I don’t leave by 2:30, I’m not gonna get home in time for dinner.’ And Gavin being on tourâ€¦” Gwen does says that there were some “incredible moments” while recording the band’s last album but finished by saying, “…but it was a lot of knocking my head against the wall. A lot of struggle.”
She also admits that it was tough transitioning into a mother and had to take time to accept her new reality. “In the beginning, I didn’t want to think of myself as a mother. I was like, ‘Wait a minute! Ain’t no hollaback girl is who I am!’ I had to learn to accept it.” Gwen knows that both being a mother and having a career are two different things but recognizes that it’s all about being yourself but with a lot more on your plate.
On finding inspiration while trying to write a comeback album, Gwen says it was difficult because she was in a “closed-off period”. “There were hard times before the baby, personally, that were just not good. And then having Apollo, and being on the show, and being refreshed: It was just like, ‘Whoa!’ I’m in a really positive place now.” Gwen credits close friend and collaborator Pharrell Williams for pushing and instilling confidence in herself again.
Wow! Gorgeous Gwen is on the cover of InStyle magazine for December which is set to arrive on US newsstands starting November 13. She looks absolutely incredible and we have to say this might be one of favorite shoots already.
You can head over to InStyle.com for a behind-the-scenes look at her photo shoot shot in beautiful Canyon Country and features Gwen in fabulous designer pieces from Atelier Versace, Chanel, Valentino, and Carolina Herrera. We’re looking forward to the article which has Gwen discussing her new album, new fashion projects and “her new life at home”.
We took a few screen shoot and promise to share more from the magazine once it’s available!