Gavin Rossdale Calls Gwen Stefani Divorce His ‘Clearest, Simplest Shame’: ‘I Feel Bad for My Kids’

2024-03-21T20:58:48+00:00March 21st, 2024|News|

“I never thought I’d ever get divorced,” the Bush rocker confessed.

Gavin Rossdale got vulnerable about his divorce from Gwen Stefani while speaking to Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes on their Amy and T.J. podcast on Thursday (May 21).

Without naming her directly, the 58-year-old rocker spoke about Stefani while bonding with the former Good Morning America anchors — whose respective divorces from their former partners and subsequent romance turned into major headline fodder in 2023 — over going through relationship drama in the public eye.

“My clearest, simplest shame,” he began. “I never thought I’d ever get divorced. Sometimes I wish that, when you see the kids, there’s a loss. It would be nice if there was more of a connection with the person that made them with me.”

Rossdale and the No Doubt frontwoman tied the knot in 2002 after six years of dating, but parted ways in 2015. The pair share three children — 17-year-old Kingston, 15-year-old Zuma, and 10-year-old Apollo.

Stefani has since remarried to Blake Shelton, whom she met on The Voice, and Rossdale is now dating musician Xhoana.

“I feel bad for my kids,” Rossdale continued on the podcast. “I wish I could have just figured out a way to not have that in their lives. It wasn’t fun for me to be from a broken home … It can be quite debilitating for kids. The overriding thing is you don’t want to let your kids down.”

The musician also added, “I’d never wanna overly say anything negative about their mom … It’s not right.”

The “Love Remains The Same” singer — whose band will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a 32-date North American tour in July — opened up about his parenting setup with Stefani last year. “I think you can go one of two ways,” he revealed. “You can either do everything together and really co-parent and see how that goes, or you can just parent. And I think we just parent.”

“We’re really different people,” he added at the time. “I don’t think there’s much similarity in the way we bring them up but I think that gives them an incredible perspective to then choose which pieces of those two lives they’d like to inherit and move on with and which part of themselves come out of the whole process.”

Listen to Rossdale open up about his and Stefani’s divorce below.

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