Gwen Stefani opens up to InStyle UK in it’s upcoming issue, which will hit shelves on June 3rd.
Gwen Stefani on being a Musician
Do you enjoy performing in front of thousands of people?
Ã¢â¬ÅI love it. It is so awesome. I love getting ready and getting in costume, then performing and being physical. If you donÃ¢â¬â¢t play live concerts, nothing feels real. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s just a song on the radio that you hear when youÃ¢â¬â¢re driving and it doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t affect you. But when you walk out on stage and there are people who actually spent their money to buy a ticket and theyÃ¢â¬â¢re singing the songs, itÃ¢â¬â¢s suddenly mind-blowing.Ã¢â¬Â
YouÃ¢â¬â¢ve said you had writerÃ¢â¬â¢s block when trying to work on the next No Doubt record. Have you overcome it?
Ã¢â¬ÅI just wrote a song, which is really exciting! ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not even done and IÃ¢â¬â¢ve listened to it two billion times already. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s like I canÃ¢â¬â¢t stop. If my husband comes in and IÃ¢â¬â¢m listening to it, IÃ¢â¬â¢m like, Ã¢â¬ËIÃ¢â¬â¢m sorryÃ¢â¬â¢.Ã¢â¬Â
Gwen Stefani on Gavin and Kids
When I interviewed Gavin years ago, he said he prides himself on being an excellent gift giver. Do you ever drop any hints about what you want?
Ã¢â¬ÅOh, no, weÃ¢â¬â¢re not allowed to do that. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s just old-fashioned gift giving. He goes all out, you know? HeÃ¢â¬â¢s a romantic, so itÃ¢â¬â¢s good. He is a creative guy and heÃ¢â¬â¢s amazingly inspiring with that creativity. We had a really good Christmas last year; it was fun getting gifts for the kids.Ã¢â¬Â
Are you and Gavin going to try for a little girl? Someone should get to inherit your wardrobeÃ¢â¬Â¦
Ã¢â¬ÅI donÃ¢â¬â¢t know. Having children is the hardest thing IÃ¢â¬â¢ve ever done. No one could have prepared me for how awesome it is and how hard. And having two boys Ã¢â¬â thereÃ¢â¬â¢s a lot of energy. I mean, it does seem weird that I donÃ¢â¬â¢t have a girl, but I feel like IÃ¢â¬â¢m running out of time. I also donÃ¢â¬â¢t want to spread myself so thin that I canÃ¢â¬â¢t even be good for them. Ã¢â¬ÅPoor Zuma, heÃ¢â¬â¢d be the middle guy. IÃ¢â¬â¢m not focusing on it right now, but itÃ¢â¬â¢s not up to me anyway, you know? These things are miracles, so weÃ¢â¬â¢ll see. Otherwise, the clothes are probably going to go to some girlfriend of KingstonÃ¢â¬â¢s!Ã¢â¬Â