Gwen Stefani & Gavin settled their divorce, he isn’t getting half her money

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I only realized just at this very moment that it’s already October 26th and we haven’t been inundated with constant happy-family photo-ops from celebrities at the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch. I wonder what happened? Is that particular pumpkin patch no longer a celebrity hot spot? Because these photos of Gwen Stefani and her boys are from Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, which must be the new, big, cool pumpkin patch. They even have pony rides, birds for sale and yes, lots of pumpkins. Anyway, these happy single-mom-with-her-kids photos are extremely convenient because Gwen just settled the terms of her divorce to Gavin Rossdale.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have struck an agreement on who gets what in their divorce … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the couple tell us, Gwen and Gavin will get joint custody with their 3 children. We’re told the agreement provides a 50/50 split in physical custody, but we’re told Gavin will actually have the kids for the majority of time because of Gwen’s touring schedule.

As for money, we learned there was no prenup … we’re told Gavin agreed to take far less than his 50% share of the community property. Under California law they’re each entitled to half, but our sources say Gavin took much less … presumably to reach a quick settlement.

As for stories that Gwen and Gavin were fighting over money, we’re told that was never the case. Gwen filed for divorce in August after 13 years of marriage, We’re told the judge should sign final divorce docs by year’s end.

[From TMZ]

I’ll believe that Gavin didn’t try to take half of Gwen’s money, but I’m guessing he still walked away with a BIG chunk of it. Gwen probably didn’t put up that much of a fight because she wanted to settle this thing quickly as well. I actually like that there wasn’t a lot of back-and-forth between them and they weren’t slinging accusations at each other through People Magazine and Us Weekly. I hope she finds happiness with a really nice guy, I really do. And I hope Gavin and Gwen find a way to successfully co-parent these kids.

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  1. lowercaselois says:

    Wow a celebrity divorced couple who might have put their kids first and not put their divorce in the tabloids for attention. Good luck to them both.

    • astrid says:

      This was much classier then Jen and Ben and their constant media presence as the confusing but loving family moments at the Farmer’s Market.

    • snap says:

      EXACTLY! The way they settled says a lot, making a somewhat clean break and just getting on with their separate lives with the least drama. Basically handling it like mature, well adjusted adults, instead of acting like high school drama queens with emotional attachment and public appearance issues while confusing the kids all along…cough Garner-Afflecks…
      Divorce is never easy but you can choose to make it easier and affordable on yourself and your kids or to drag it out. It took some effort for my ex and i but when we realized that we weren’t compatible anymore and counseling wasn’t helping, we sat down with the standard parenting plan to fill it out. Joint custody, 50/50, no need for child support since we each have incomes and will have the kids an “equal” amount of time. Anything he paid for he kept, same in my case. Fair is fair and it never was about the money or how much we could get out of each other anyway. We also didn’t want to make lawyers more money than necessary. So we paid an attorney to file paperwork, and in 3 months it was over, all for a thousand bucks. We split the total cost half way, too. Yes there have been emotional roller coasters at times but we are glad to have handled it the way we did. The kids are thriving and the ex and i work better co-parenting than we ever did being married. I am thankful we handled it that way, it saved us unnecessary grief and money. I know not all situations are conducive to a clean break but i think anyone faced with divorce should try their best to work it out on everyone’s best interest.

    • Shaunna says:

      And what do you know; they kept it classy and did not leak daily tidbits to the media. Kardashian’s take note!!

  2. Momoftwo says:

    I live the picture of the youngest playing with her ear…sweet mommy moments:)

    ..my son is almost 11 and I feel those cuddly moments slipping away

  3. Louise says:

    Why do so many divorces occur once a woman turns forty? Is it the woman who freaks out and wants a change or is it that men are too appalled to actually have to sleep with somebody over 40? I can’t imagine too many women want to pack it all in and start again at that age if they are relatively happy…. so it kind of leaves the other option.

    By the way, what did Gavin Rossdale actually DO for the last 15 years? Press keep mentioning his band but that ended ages ago, right? They weren’t that big and couldn’t have made him that rich… so Gwen was paying his way all these years too.

    • Naya says:

      These two may be a special situation though. His ex boyfriend (the one he denied having for years before finally acknowledging him) claims that Gavin rang him up some time ago to yell at him for damaging his marriage to Gwen. Apparently she had no idea she was married to a guy who had had a 7 year relationship with another guy and that generated issues in the marriage. Or so Marilyn (the ex bf) claims.

      • perplexed says:

        That’s what I wanted to know about — whether she actually knew that tidbit before they married or not. I could see a lot of people in her position putting up with cheating, but not necessarily wanting to deal with the potential uncertainty of the husband’s sexual orientation.

    • Jayna says:

      Supposedly he was doing the nanny and it was the last straw. She loved him, but he made the marriage end. He wanted out. Her new single says it all.

      “Used To Love You”

      Yeah, boy
      Never thought this would happen
      I let it sink in, you’re gone
      I don’t know, know what I’m feeling
      I must be dreaming, you’re gone

      Suitcase, band-aids
      Pulling back out the driveway
      You go, I’ll stay
      You can keep all the memories
      I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you
      I thought you loved me the most

      I don’t know why I cry
      But I think it’s cause I remembered for the first time
      Since I hated you
      That I used to love you
      I don’t know why I cry
      But I think it’s cause I remembered for the first time
      Since I hated you
      That I used to love you

      I used to love you
      I used to love you

      Are you gone?
      There were no boundaries
      What, you just pushed me too far
      I guess nobody taught you
      Nobody taught you how to love

    • bored mom says:

      I think 40 is when the tolerance for bullspit dies down as does the desire to please and be liked. I think it’s an age when women are most like to be coming into themselves and most able to say “Eff this noisr”

    • funcakes says:

      I wonder why people with money are so hesitant in having a private investigator check on these people background before marrying.
      The rich and famous are always surrounded by people trying to make them part with their money.
      Even Boy George went on Howard Stern to talk about Gavins flexible sexual background while Gwen and Gavin were dating.

      • Lauren II says:

        A switch flicked on for me when my daughter was born, my 2nd child. I was 30. Everyone was shocked when I announced I wanted to divorce my cheating/wealthy husband. The divorce took about 4 years – he kept hoping I would change my mind. Never did. I wanted my daughter and son to have a stable, loving home. That’s impossible when there is infidelity and betrayal.
        I feel for Gwen- she is devastated and had to pay Gavin huge sums of money even though he humiliated and cheated on her. Wish her well.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Women could also deal with unhappy marriages for a long time but think after they turn 40 that if they do not leave now they can not get a great guy ever.
      And also many marriages just fall after 10 years or so, and since people get married around 30 these days the divorce is around 40. So it does not need to be anything sinister at all, I doubt anyone actually get divorced just because of some number, the shallow people just do not date over 40 people or start cheating when the partner is over 40, people not actually just dump their partners over a number (well maybe some goldiggers do after their partner turns 80 and is officially old).

    • Veronica says:

      To be honest, I was shocked that she put up with it for that long, given how many of the rumors about his cheating are purported to be true. I always felt like she served as a warning about what happens when you marry the person you idolize rather than your equal.

      But I guess if I had to choose a reason, when you start hitting 40-50, you realize how life short really is, and do you really want to waste any more time on somebody who isn’t making you happy?

      • Andrea says:

        Deep Denial. I have a friend been with her husband 14 years, married for 10 and she has cheated on him repeatedly in the past. He must know by now, I suspect all our other mutual friends know as well. I am shocked he still remains for the cheating was 5 years ago now.

  4. Jaygee says:

    LOL Mr Bones moved to a different part of LA this year that is closer to me but well south of Hollywood/Bev Hills. It used to be closer to Hollywood/Bev Hills. Shawns is now the closest to that area. ;-)

  5. De says:

    On an unrelated note, I hope that people who buy pet birds from these sort of places know what a commitment it is. I have a cockatiel and he’s more work than my dog.

  6. reinvent says:

    Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch is right around the corner from my apt. Who knew Inglewood was the new celebrity Hotspot? Maybe I should wear my dark sunglasses and dress up a little when I take my nieces…

  7. Dena says:

    I really liked seeing them as a couple.

  8. Hollz says:

    Gwen’s touring schedule? She’s not got any tour dates scheduled as of right now… (I friggin WISH)

  9. Andrea says:

    I liked them as a couple and i wonder who he cheated with (I really doubt the nanny story, the nanny moved across the country and did not sell her story). I would like to see them both with someone interesting and I would like Gwen to not be so needy/clingy.

  10. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    She’s put up with a lot from him, so I am very glad he didn’t take half her money. I hate that every time she’s fallen in love, she gets her heart broken.

  11. Andrea says:

    I respected Russell Brand a lot more when he didn’t go after Katy Perry’s money and same goes for my respect for Gavin now. I dislike people (men or women) who aggressively go after someone else’s money. Yes, you should get a certain amount if you have children etc, but sometimes people go too far (Brendan Fraser’s ex comes to mind).

  12. Saywhatwhen says:

    Gwen has mega-secrets for Gavin so he knew he better not come for her money…

  13. GreenieWeenie says:

    Has she ever been thinner? Think she’s wearing her stress. I really feel for her, actually. And strangely, Gwyneth Paltrow. I think it’s hard when you grow up in these families with either religious parents or just parents who’ve been together forever. You kinda take it for granted that that’s how it’ll be and when it’s not, man, it’s a hard blow. Especially when you loved the guy more.

  14. Josefa says:

    Superficial comment: I actually really like Gwen’s face still. I can see that she has had work done, but since she’s always worn heavy and dramatic makeup I’ve always thought Gwen’s face had a bit of a “plastic” quality to it. Which isn’t bad at all, as it fits with her aesthetic.

    She’s not that popular here but I’ve always loved Gwen. She brought something new to pop music with her solo career, I think. A refreshing, new aesthetic. She was different without screaming at the world how different she is like Gaga did (I like Gaga too, though). I remember watching the video for What You Waiting For? when I was in school and finding it so f*cking cool. It’s still one of my favorite music videos of all time.

  15. EN says:

    I read in comments before that he cheated on her all the time. If so, what made her finally say – enough is enough?

  16. Emmygrant says:

    Jayna, Her video for that song makes me uncomfortable. Lol.

  17. Colleen says:

    Okay, I love Gwen Stefani, and I think she’s a gorgeous woman, but that bottom picture of her looks a lot like Bieber. I guess that says more about Bieber than it does Gwen. Also, man do those kids look a lot like their dad! :)