Gwen Stefani graces HarperÃ¢â¬â¢s BazaarÃ¢â¬â¢s September cover, and in the interview, the singer opens up about her style, staying fit, balancing career and motherhood, and more.
On her style: Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been a girl who loves to dress up,Ã¢â¬Â says Gwen. Ã¢â¬ÅI already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you.Ã¢â¬Â She even wears it at home because Ã¢â¬ÅI like to make my husband like me more,Ã¢â¬Â she says, laughing, Ã¢â¬Åand he likes it when IÃ¢â¬â¢m wearing makeup.Ã¢â¬Â
On staying fit: Ã¢â¬ÅI hate talking about my body [all the time]; itÃ¢â¬â¢s ridiculous,Ã¢â¬Â she says, referring to the number of times someone has asked how to get her six-pack abs. Ã¢â¬ÅThere is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!Ã¢â¬Â Jumping around onstage for a few hours for thousands of screaming fans is great cardio, and she says she hits the gym when her hectic mother-of-two schedule allows. Ã¢â¬ÅBut itÃ¢â¬â¢s more for my brain than it is for my body.Ã¢â¬Â Not that itÃ¢â¬â¢s all about mental health. On how she stays sample-size: Ã¢â¬ÅI like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.Ã¢â¬Â
On motherhood: Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s superfun being a mom, but itÃ¢â¬â¢s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing IÃ¢â¬â¢ve ever doneÃ¢â¬âby far.Ã¢â¬Â
On fame and gossip: Ã¢â¬ÅThat someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t bother me. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s like water off a duckÃ¢â¬â¢s back.Ã¢â¬Â This attitude applies to everything from best-dressed lists to rumors that her marriage is falling apart. Ã¢â¬ÅNone of that stuff matters. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things donÃ¢â¬â¢t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not part of my reality, so itÃ¢â¬â¢s okay.Ã¢â¬Â
I absolutely LOVE these pictures! She looks gorgeous!!!