Gwen Stefani announced she will be performing her first solo tour in many years, and also talked about her 12-year-marriage with husband Gavin Rossdale in a wide-ranging television interview on the Today Show.
The 45-year-old ‘No Doubt’ front woman who was a first-time coach on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ is indeed making a comeback as a solo artist. She gave us the iconic ‘Hollaback Girl’ many years ago, in the previous decade. But we need not dig into her back catalog as there is much to look forward to as she revealed on the Today Show in an interview with ET’s Jason Kennedy.
For those who have been waiting for a live concert, the wait is over, as she will hit the stage on February 7th in Lost Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre. Yes, it has been a while, as her last solo tour was in 2007, The Sweet Escape Tour. She said of returning to live shows that it “never gets old.” She added, “I mean, it always is exciting. And it’s always surprising to me that anyone’s interested or that I get to do all this fun stuff. I feel so grateful.”
Gwen Stefani also spoke with much passion and emotion of her husband, the 49-year-old fellow music artist and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale to whom she has been married for 12 years. She said of him, “If I look back on the whole thing the one thing that’s been constant is that we both want the same thing.”
She went on to elaborate, saying, “We both want to be married. We both want to be good parents, and so I feel really proud of what we’ve done together and that we don’t…” She trailed off for a moment, visibly emotional and continued, acknowledging her emotion, saying, “You’re going to get me crying — no don’t — I’m going to get all emotional! But I am really proud of it.”
And yes, a 12-year-marriage is something to be proud of, most especially, as the couple has had their ups and downs, which played out in the tabloids some years ago. Unfortunately, a love child from a previous relationship (Rossdale’s with model Pearl Lowe) and a paternity test to prove it does make for tabloid headlines. But apparently those days are in the past. Less than a year ago, Stefani gave birth to the couple’s third son and famously shared an incredible baby bump selfie of herself in a black leotard and spike heels.
For fans the wait for Gwen Stefani’s return to the stage is over, and you can see the announcement and the full interview video below!