Another take on the upcoming Elle article (on newsstands tomorrow) was found on celebrity-babies.com stating how she is placing her family first when it comes to her priorities. She has always put the band first, referring to them as a “marriage” to her — but things have changed. She is married with two children… what do you expect. A lot of fans are sensing negativity coming from Gwen in the upcoming article, but I want to remind fans that we shouldn’t judge something we haven’t read in full, and plus, she’s being honest.
As parents guide their children through some of lifeâ€™s biggest lessons, the act of teaching almost instantly becomes a two-way street. With Gwen Stefani now full-swing into the toddler years with her first son Kingston James McGregor, the songstress has picked up a quick lesson on the demands of a child. â€œItâ€™s one thing when you have an infant, but when you have this two or three-year-old going, â€˜Mommy, whatâ€™s the deal?â€™ itâ€™s harder,â€ she reveals in the July issue of Elle. Sharing that the 3-year-old is passing through an â€œI need, I needâ€ phase, Gwen maintains her faith for the future.
â€œWeâ€™re just hoping for the best and that heâ€™s not going to turn out to be a freak, but weâ€™ll see.â€
That said, despite the trials and tribulations that accompany parenthood, Gwen firmly states she will never reach the breaking point with her kids and resort to spanking. However, that doesnâ€™t mean she hasnâ€™t taken on Kingston in a wrestling match now and again! â€œIâ€™ve gotten my muscles out on him, thatâ€™s for sure,â€ she says. â€œHeâ€™s in that really challenging phase, but what Iâ€™m learning is itâ€™s all phases.â€
Currently on tour with her band No Doubt â€” after a five year hiatus â€” Gwen makes it clear that her priorities have shifted in recent years and for the proud mama, thereâ€™s no going back. â€œI always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because thatâ€™s what itâ€™s like to be together for so long and go through what weâ€™ve been through,â€ she says of her bachelorette days.
Now, married to rocker Gavin Rossdale, the mother-of-two notes that she â€œcanâ€™t really have that relationship â€¦ anymore,â€ as her heart now belongs to three very special guys. â€œMy priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now,â€ she says.
The band has agreed to forgo a new album for now and instead head out on the road for some much needed inspiration from their fans. The decision, however, has not gone without repercussions: a nervous Gwen wonders if she will ever gain back her songwriting talents. â€œIâ€™m so screwed. I might never be able to write another song. Who knows?â€ she confesses to Elle.
â€œBut then I think, what Iâ€™ve gone through is major, right? I got married and had two human beings come out of my body â€” plus two albums and two clothing lines that were born during the same period. Iâ€™m still nursing! Iâ€™m a little sucked dry. Like, maybe once I sleep through the night, maybe Iâ€™ll be able to write a song.â€
Gwen and Gavin are also parents to 9-month-old Zuma Nesta Rock.