Gwen Stefani talks divorce, finding happiness, her confessional new album and more
For 20 years, we've known Gwen Stefani as an empowering punk heroine turned platinum pop queen from sunny Orange County, Calif. Just like in her video for Hollaback Girl, the No Doubt singer is America's cheerleader: relentlessly, perfectly positive, even when you know she's suffering below the surface.
And over the past year or so, there has been plenty of suffering, starting with her embarrassing divorce from Bush singer Gavin Rossdale. But there's also been plenty to get excited about. There's her first solo album in a decade, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, and her summer tour, which hits Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 26. (Click here for details.)
"It's incredible to be in the position to be able to be a songwriter and share your story with people and then have people relate to it," Stefani, 46, said in a recent teleconference with journalists. "It makes you feel better about yourself in your own life, and you feel comforted. I just am really in the moment right now. I'm kind of in disbelief that this is all happening. I'm super, super grateful."
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