Gwen’s latest cover shoot with Glamour magazine is here and she has been named as one of their annual Women of the Year for their December issue. She has been given the title and featured as their Icon honoree for 2016 and may be apart of the Women of the Year LIVE summit and award ceremony being held in Los Angeles on November 14.
In the article, Gwen opens up about her past, being back on her first major tour in years and how she’s continuing to live in the moment. “Iâ€™m trying to be present, not thinking and worrying about the past or the future. Thatâ€™s such a waste of time, you know?”
When asked how she wants to be remembered, Gwen shares that she’s always just strived to be a great mom and hopes her children continue to like her as they get older. “I hope theyâ€™re gonna be happy. The moment you get pregnant, youâ€™re tortured by the fear of not doing it well. But I feel at peace with that right now.” Gwen spoke about bringing her three boys along this past summer on tour and how much she enjoyed their ambition to help out the crew. “I thought theyâ€™d want to go off and, you know, go to Disney. But they all wanted to be at the venue, working. My middle boy, Zuma, literally worked every night: He had a light, and he walked me on and off the stage, and opened the curtain when Iâ€™d run back to change outfits.”
Gwen reflected on her “mind-blowing” year and got candid about her divorce admitting that her past marriage always felt like a challenge.
“I had to work really hard at marriage, all the time, like everybody, but ours was extra hard, when you add that weâ€™re from different countries, both of us being in music, and celebrity. [Marriage] was the one thing I didnâ€™t want to fail at. People can say whatever they want to about meâ€¦and I donâ€™t get too affected. But I didnâ€™t want them to think I was a failure. Thereâ€™s nothing weird about how I felt.”
She reiterates that she’s in a different place now and says that writing and putting her last album together really helped her get through a phase of “hopelessness.” Gwen says that getting to know now-boyfriend Blake Shelton on-set of The Voice was an inspiration for her due to them both experiencing the same situation together (he was also going through a separation from his wife). “He was a friend to me when I needed a friend. An unexpected gift. And that became an inspiration in the songwriting.”
Gwen acknowledges that there are obvious things in her and Blake’s relationship that may seem different (most notably their backgrounds) but shares that they have many things in common and have similar morals. “… itâ€™s really fun when you can learn about so many new things and share those differences.” She says that Blake has opened her eyes to country music more.
You can check out the full interview on Glamour.com along with photos from the article. Gwen looks absolutely incredible in her latest shoot with Miguel Reveriego with styling courtesy of Rob + Mariel.
Special thanks to Nicole for sharing her scans from the magazine with us!
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) November 1, 2016
— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 1, 2016