Gwen Stefani covers Vogue, talks about her marriage: ‘It’s fun to get to this point’

Gwen Stefani covers the January issue of Vogue Mag, and OMG this cover. The Photoshop on Gwen’s head/hat and the Vogue logo is ridiculous. Surely they could have chosen a better photo for THE COVER?! Surely they could have used a photo in which poor Gwen doesn’t have her legs spread? Yikes. This is a disaster. As for the article… it’s interesting. The piece is heavy on the No Doubt. Obviously, because of their new album, and it’s nice that all of the No Doubt guys are quoted throughout the piece (there’s a nice story about how the dudes are grateful that Gwen keeps them acting like gentlemen). You can read the full piece here, and you can see the pictorial here. Some highlights:

On ‘having it all’ worries: “Getting to the studio and not being able to make it happen, but missing out on being at home, missing out on putting the kids down. What’s more important? I felt so guilty. I am letting everyone down in the studio right now; I’m letting down my kids; I’m letting down myself. Because time was so precious. So I didn’t know what the album’s tone would end up being in that kind of state, but it’s really upbeat considering.”

Being with Gavin for 16 years: “It’s pride. You feel proud. There are just so many rewards that come with it. You have to work at it. But, actually, it’s fun to get to this point. Because you learn so much about somebody. It’s like these wars that go on and then you kind of get through it to the other side, and it’s like, Wow. And obviously, you get stronger. And then having kids takes the whole relationship to another place. It is the ultimate collaboration. Both of us have such strong opinions about how it should be, and it’s really fun to do it together.”

Gavin is more of genuine artist: “He’s the busiest person I know, always songwriting,” she says. Stefani is a tortured writer, always procrastinating. “Gavin says, ‘Oh, you’re doing your thing that you do,’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t have a thing. It’s just hard: writing it, recording it, finishing it. I am not like Prince, where it just flows out and God comes through me.’ I never write unless I have to. Gavin does. All the time. He’s more of a genuine artist in that way.”

On motherhood: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s not what you think it’s going to be. And it’s really gradual. At first, your life is totally the same. You have this cute little thing that you get to drive around everywhere and you’re so proud and it’s amazing. And as they grow older, it really does start to change your life. Like, Oh, my God, they have school, they have to get through first grade, they have to learn to read.”

[From Vogue]

Ha, I laughed at her quote about her kids – “Oh, my God, they have school, they have to get through first grade, they have to learn to read.” I mean, she could get slammed for saying something so ditzy, but I understand what she’s saying. She’s more focused on the present, and the way her kids are getting older has kind of snuck up on her. It’s sweet. Also: Gwen doesn’t say anything about the rumors about her marriage troubles (she just says nice stuff about Gavin overall), nor does she say anything specifically about the Native American drama with No Doubt’s last music video, although the Vogue writer (Jonathan Van Meter) does discuss it.

Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE.

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  1. dcypher1 says:

    She looks like a mariachi.

  2. ruby says:

    What have they done to her forehead in that photo ? It looks like she’s missing a piece of her head !

  3. carrie says:

    her face is so photoshopped !
    yesterday,she was in Disneyland with kids,husband,family… and she had the same sort of outfits

  4. cat says:

    I love that cover! And I don’t usually ‘like’ her. It’s fun, it’s different, it’s very cool!

  5. aims says:

    I wish i had her rose colored glasses on. Maybe im more negitive then others, but when someone says how perfect their lives are. It means its going down the crapper. If your life is solid, then you dont try to sell how “fun” it is. Normally people say, ” its good.” And move on.

    • Jayna says:

      I must have read a different interview. She said in a longterm relationship she is proud of it and you get through what feel like wars and come out through the other side. She said you worry every day about the mundane real-life day to day things, like just teaching your kid to read, etc. She said she feels like she is doing a crappy job at everything some days whether at work or at home.

      I don’t see rose-colored glasses on in this interview bragging about just a fun life. It sounds like a normal wife talking about a long-term marriage and having little children and having a career.

  6. Darth says:

    I have a soft spot for Gwen. She seems like a nice chick. And I also feel bad that GagGag (and others) have made her career obsolete while stealing from her at the same time.

  7. Summer says:

    Excep the photoshop fail she looks good. love the outfit.

  8. Mimi says:

    Something nice: I love that color blue, it’s nice to see Gwen wearing it.

  9. Grace says:

    She’s a very nice girl but she doesn’t really have a marriage. She stalked Gavin into marrying her, tried to lock him down with two kids and money, and now he’s bored of her. It shows in every picture they take together.
    All of these happy marriage interviews are sad.
    Is she attempting to destroy Mariachi clothing as her fashion choice now?

    • cat says:

      is that true? I don’t know how they got ‘together.’ guess I could google a bunch but … It’s good for people to be happy of course if it seems genuine.

    • Lucinda says:

      I don’t know her history with Gavin but I think it’s a nice interview. I could have said many of the same things about my marriage in terms of getting through the disagreements and coming out on the other side a better and stronger couple. My husband and I have said “wow” many times and we’ve been together nearly 20 years now. (I’ve also said the same things about my kids. lol)

    • Jayna says:

      LOL You know them, I guess? I think being with someone 16 years is a true relationship and marriage. She doesn’t really have to prove anything to you. She’s living it.

    • QQ says:

      I dont know if everything you say is true but i’ll tell you: It always seems and sounds and all that as though she is far FAR more into him and him into her, like, she wouldnt leave him pretty much no matter what

      • Chordy says:

        In fairness, couldn’t that be because she’s the only one in the marriage giving interviews to huge publications regularly? When was the last time Gavin Rossdale did anything with Gwen’s level of exposure? If he had the huge career and was talking about his less successful wife, would it be pathetic or sweet?

      • Kath says:

        Yeah, I always got the impression that she’s the one making all the effort.

        How many scandals has she had to put up with now? The love child? The 5-year gay relationship? The affair with Courtney Love? The hand on the nanny’s ass (who may not have been Gavin’s sister after all)?

        Sure, a long marriage is an achievement, but it seems like she’s the one making all the sacrifices while he is bitter that he’s not such a big ‘rock star’ anymore.

        (P.S. I also think bleaching your pre-schooler’s hair is ridiculous.)

      • lady X says:

        She did not bleach the babies hair … some white kids hair does that due to sun exposure … also bi racial kids hair does that too in the sun

  10. Minnie says:

    Cover photo looks like lady gaga at first glance!

  11. lisa2 says:

    I don’t like the cover picture. Gwen is cooler then that.

    I really like her and love that she and Gavin are still together despite the gossip. People can assume what they want and speculate. The best thing is to live your life. Their longevity is the best answer to any of the gossip.

  12. Maya says:

    Why on earth is she on the cover of Vogue? I wish they’d gone with someone like Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Lawrence – just someone slightly more interesting, you know?

  13. phillymiss says:

    I never saw the fuss over this woman. She can’t sing and without all that “slap” as the Brits say she looks like any other bleached blonde.

    • Christina says:

      And for someone held up as a ‘fashion idol’ she’s remarkably unadventurous regarding her ‘look’. She’s had that platinum hair, matte make-up, red lipstick thing going on for what? 20 years now? It’s more like a mask than a look at this stage.

      I understand the philosophy of knowing what suits you and sticking to it, but Gwyn takes it to an extreme.

  14. Hahahahaha says:

    Pls stop the photoshop,its ugly!

  15. G says:

    Just an observation… and a question?

    What’s the problem with people saying that they’re happily married? Many of us are. Why are we so certain everyone is unhappy or should be?

  16. Alexa says:

    LOVE HER PICS HERE! Gosh – seems I’m not on the same page witchyewz all today. Naomi Campbell – Barf! So ugly a person. And I’m finding this pic of Gwen to be interesting, cool and different. Also am loving all of Gwen’s outfits! She’s far more interesting to me than Naomi Campbell (and I’m already sick of seeing Jennifer Lawrence everywhere).

  17. TheOneAndOnly says:

    I agree maya, she shouldn’t be on Vogue, Put models and great fashion photography on the cover; the 90s supermodels are all over youtube and the internet(THe fashion Spot, Bellazon),ANy of their covers blows away gwen – Yasmeen, Linda, Naomi, etc. – If she can’t make in on her music, she should hang it up, and I haven’t heard good reviews from her latest releases. Is Anne Wintour interested in fashion or Celebrity?

  18. Original Me says:

    Something tells me that Gwen doesn’t put up with a lot of BS when it comes to her marriage. I saw No Doubt in a really small venue in the early 90′s, and she was one tough woman. She was super intimitdating! Maybe her persona was a little different back then. She does seem generally like a sweet person, but I think she has a really tough side too! Yeah, and this cover is a bit strange.

  19. xoxokaligrl says:

    Why is she on Vogue?
    She needs to stop morphing her face.