Thanks to her new relationship, new album and tons of time in the public eye, it may be easy for fans to assume that artist Gwen Stefani is totally over her 2015 divorce. However, the singer is now revealing that the breakup is having long-lasting affects on her life, mainly thanks to the fact that she now has limited time with her children.
Following her highly publicized split from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, the former No Doubt singer agreed to engage in a joint custody agreement so that they can each spend half of their time with their three sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7 and Apollo, 2. Speaking to the New York Times, Stefani mocked the supposedly fair legal agreement that prevents her from spending half her life with her kids.
“It’s like, the most unjust, unbelievable system,” she said.
As People reports, despite the couple’s refusal to reveal the exact circumstances behind their split, rumors previously circulated that Stefani discovered Rossdale was having an ongoing affair with their nanny. The duo announced their split in August 2015 with a statement saying that they will continue to remain partners in parenthood and would jointly raise the children in an environment focused on healthy and happy living.
The silverlining to Stefani’s custody woes is that the abundance of free time allowed her to throw herself headlong into her work. On March 18 she’ll release her third solo album “This Is What The Truth Feels Like.” On Thursday she even dropped a new single from the album, titled “Misery.” According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer confessed that the first part of the album was inspired heavily by her post-divorce sadness. However, she also told the outlet that many of the songs come from a warmer place in her heart, inspired by her new boyfriend, Blake Shelton.
Stefani started dating the country crooner not long after their time as co-stars on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 9 ended. Shelton is currently acting as a coach for Season 10, but Stefani yielded her chair to Christina Aguilera so that she could focus on other things.