Gwen Stefani has released a photo of her second child, son Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, on her official website. The portrait is a beautiful shot of Gwen with her hair up as she holds the adorable two month old infant. Both mother and baby look to be unclothed, although the photo is a close up and only part of Gwen and Zuma’s bare back and shoulder are visible. The 40 year-old rocker had a simple message to her fans about the release of the picture:
We wanted to share with you the first photo of Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale. Gwen, Gavin, Kingston and Zuma are all doing well and enjoying being a party of four.
Zuma’s official debut happens to coincide with the first time a paparazzo was able to capture a photo of the baby out in public. Splash News has a photo of the adorable little Zuma out with his mom at a library in Beverly Hills yesterday. You might assume that Stefani was motivated to release her own picture in order to drive the value of the unauthorized candids down.
Stefani’s husband Gavin Rossdale spoke to US Weekly about how his older son Kingston, nearly two and a half, gets along with his newborn brother. He said that Kingstons sometimes interacts with Zuma for “a cuddle or slap,” but then quickly tried to take the slap part back:
“He’s amazing, he’s very sweet,” pop Gavin Rossdale told Usmagazine.com of their newborn at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood bash last week.
“He hangs out,” Rossdale added. “He’s got his neck together. He’s gone through with the floppy stage.”
How is Kingston as an older brother?
“He does a bit. Every day starts with a cuddle for his brother or a slap and then he moves on,” Rossdale told Us.
“Not often, every now and again,” he said. “It’s normal, it’s natural.”
[From US Weekly]
Gavin told Hello! Magazine in an interview given shortly after Zuma’s birth that he felt bad for his oldest son having to welcome a new brother and that “[Kingston] really was the centre of attention all the time every day, as he should have been. So he’s going to have to move up a little bit and make the space.”
Kingston has been seen out with his mom and dad several times since the birth of Zuma and you can tell that his parents are striving to make a happy, loving home for their boys and to be there for both of them. It’s only natural that siblings will fight as Gavin mentioned, but Gwen probably wishes that her husband didn’t share that part about Kingston slapping Zuma.