Gwen Stefani graces Harperâ€™s Bazaarâ€™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: â€œIâ€™ve always been a girl who loves to dress up,â€ says Gwen. â€œI 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.â€ She even wears it at home because â€œI like to make my husband like me more,â€ she says, laughing, â€œand he likes it when Iâ€™m wearing makeup.â€
On staying fit: â€œI hate talking about my body [all the time]; itâ€™s ridiculous,â€ she says, referring to the number of times someone has asked how to get her six-pack abs. â€œThere is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!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. â€œBut itâ€™s more for my brain than it is for my body.â€ Not that itâ€™s all about mental health. On how she stays sample-size: â€œI like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.â€
On motherhood: â€œItâ€™s superfun being a mom, but itâ€™s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing Iâ€™ve ever doneâ€”by far.â€
On fame and gossip: â€œThat someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesnâ€™t bother me. Itâ€™s like water off a duckâ€™s back.â€ This attitude applies to everything from best-dressed lists to rumors that her marriage is falling apart. â€œNone of that stuff matters. Thereâ€™s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things donâ€™t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? Itâ€™s not part of my reality, so itâ€™s okay.â€
I absolutely LOVE these pictures! She looks gorgeous!!!