Gwen Stefani Still Feels Embarrassed About Her Failed Marriage

Ford Springer | Contributor

Gwen Stefani admitted that she’s still embarrassed about her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, saying that her marriage “was the one thing I didn’t want to fail at.”

Stefani was selected as Glamour Magazine’s 2016 “Woman Of The Year” after a year which she herself considers “mind-blowing.”

Gwen Stefani performs at a State dinner at the White House. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Gwen Stefani performs at a State dinner at the White House. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

“I don’t understand my journey. It’s so crazy,” she told Glamour. “But one thing I learned is, that’s what life is. We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what we’re going to do with them.”

Stefani divorced from Rossdale over a year ago. Since then she has recorded a solo album, gone on tour and started dating fellow “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton. The singer and mother of three has repeatedly said that she is embarrassed about the divorce and she admitted to Glamour it’s the one thing she didn’t want to fail at.

“The intention of being married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success,” Stefani said. The singer’s parents recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, which Stefani called a “huge success.”

“I had to work really hard at marriage, all the time, like everybody,” Stefani said. “But ours was extra hard, when you add that we’re from different countries, both of us being in music, and celebrity. [Marriage] was the one thing I didn’t want to fail at.”

“People can say whatever they want to about me…and I don’t get too affected. But I didn’t want them to think I was a failure. There’s nothing weird about how I felt,” she added.

Stefani and Shelton share the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Stefani and Shelton share the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Stefani said she has put all of that behind her now and is in a new place. “It’s all about the future for me. Not really just the future–but the moment right now. Like, I’m Woman of the Year, right here on this couch!” she said in the Glamour interview.

Stefani claimed her album “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” and the tour that followed “released a feeling of hopelessness,” and was like a “Rocky at the top of the steps” kind of moment.

And as far as her relationship with Shelton, Stefani called “an inspiration.” Blake “was a friend to me when I needed a friend,” she said. “An unexpected gift. And that became an inspiration in the songwriting.”

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