Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Announce Divorce After 13 Years of Marriage
LOVE IS DEAD! Or something to that effect.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have officially announced they are divorcing after 13 years of marriage. The separation was confirmed in a joint statement released online:
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” the joint statement read. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
Stefani reportedly filed for the divorce on Monday, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Rossdale filed his response at the same time Stefani filed her papers. They couple is currently seeking joint custody of their three sons, Kingston, 9; Zuma, 6; and Apollo, 1.
Stefani and Rossdale had been together since 1996, at a time when their respective bands, No Doubt and Bush, were at the top of the charts. This is the second divorce in The Voice family this summer alone, as fellow Season 9 coach Blake Shelton recently separated from wife Miranda Lambert. It’s also the third major divorce in the music industry this month following the just-announced separation of Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock, so it seems it’s tough to keep a relationship together in an industry that makes such demands on a couple’s time. It’s a shame to see things end after such a long period together, but it’s better not to force it if it isn’t there anymore.
We wish both Gwen and Gavin the best in their respective futures.