Gwen Stefani has been working hard promoting No Doubt’s sixth album. The 43-year-old singer has admitted in the new Marie Claire that she no longer works out. No time – or no need? She says: “This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.”
Gwen revealed how tough it was juggling the new No Doubt album, along with the stress of being married and having children. She reveals she felt she “had to” let go of the gym. “I would be up all night because my second baby didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool – da, da, da. At four o’clock, I’d be like, “All right, I’m out of here. I’m going to go to the studio and try to write a record.” I’d sit on the couch [with my band mates] and be like, “Let’s do this now, because I’m missing time with the kids. I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.” It was really hard.”
Gwen, who last year admitted she was addicted to working out five times a week, might claim to have given up the gym but you definitely wouldn’t know judging from her amazing shape.
The musician cuts a stylish and extremely trim and toned figure in the accompanying photo shoot to the magazine.
Gwen also speaks out about her marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale, whom she wed in September 2002.
Speaking about their decade together as man and wife she describes it as ‘a miracle’ and says it is her ‘biggest accomplishment’ to date.
The couple have been through some tough times together, not least when it emerged that Gavin was Daisy Lowe’s real father following a paternity test in 2004.
It shook their relationship but Gwen says she is now closer than ever to Rossdale who she describes as a ‘amazing dad’.
To read the interview in full, see the January issue of Marie Claire out now.
No Doubt’s new album, Push And Shove, is out now.
She looks beautiful! If you can look like this without going to the gym, then screw the gym!