Star Mag: Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale are probably going to break up

Can you believe that Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been together for ten years? That’s kind of amazing, in the celebrity world and the music world. Although there have been some scandals involving Gwen and Gavin, I always think of them as one of the stronger family units around. Of course, I always thought that about Will Smith & Jada too, and they’re probably dunzo. Anyway, over the years, Gwen has had to deal with certain stories about her husband that she may or may not have known about before the stories went public – stuff like Gavin’s “one night stand” (or full-on relationship) with a drag queen named Marilyn, his one night stand with a woman that led to his fathering Daisy Lowe, and his relationship with Courtney Love, which may have overlapped with the start of his relationship with Gwen. And given all of these stories, Gwen and Gavin’s marriage has suffered, and Star Mag claims they’re almost done:

Poor Gwen! Her husband’s dark past and infidelities have lead her to reach a breaking point in love, according to a new report in Star magazine.

Gwen Stefani, 42, and Gavin Rossdale, 46, have been in and out of couple’s therapy trying to repair their marriage, but a source tells the mag that divorce is “inevitable.” And Gwen’s brother, Eric Stefani, 44, also agrees that divorce is possible, according to the new report.

“He’s just not been honest with her about his past,” another source tells the mag.

Two years into the marriage Gwen was hit with Gavin’s first secret — that he had a daughter, Daisy Lowe, now 22, by his ex-girlfriend song-writer/designer Pearl Lowe. And then began the rumors about Gavin’s affairs. In 2009, 80s cross-dresser Peter Robinson — famously known as Marilyn — revealed he had had a short fling with Gavin, before he married Gwen. And in 2010, Gavin confirmed the affair in an interview with Details magazine claiming it was a one-time experimentation when he was 17-years-old.

“That was it. You have to know what you like, and I know what I like,” Gavin said in the Details interview.

Right after Marilyn spoke out, Courtney Love, 47, claimed on the Howard Stern show that she had an eight-month affair with Gavin while he was dating Gwen.

“You mean he was having sex with you while he was with her?” Howard asked.

”Everyone … yeah … and a few other people,” Courtney said to Howard. “We didn’t have a lot of pressure on each other, but we did like each other quite a bit.”

Yikes! With all of these secrets revealed way after the two had married, Gwen now fears what else he has hiding in the closet.

“Gwen often wonders what other secrets Gavin is hiding. It’s getting harder and harder for her to go through the motions with a man she sometimes feels like she doesn’t even know,” a source tells Star.

Gwen and Gavin married in 2002 after meeting in 1995 when their rock bands – No Doubt and Bush — were on tour together, before Gwen turned into a rock star in her own right. Aside from Gavin’s secrets, her newfound success has also caused tension between the two.

“When they got together, it was Gavin who had the big career,” the source tells the mag. But now that the tables have turned and Gwen is more famous than Gavin and that’s “been a really hard journey for him.”

For now, Gavin is preparing to go on tour with his band Bush while Gwen stays at home with their sons, Zuma, 3, and Kingston, 5.

[From Hollywood Life]

What to say about this? I wouldn’t be upset or shocked if they split up, but it’s going to take more than a ham-fisted Star Magazine story to make me believe that Gavin and Gwen are going to throw away their ten-year marriage. Call me a romantic, but I think they’ve weathered their rough patches rather well, and I think they’ve still got some years left together.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Noooo. I like them together….I want to see these rockers sitting in their rockers for the long haul!

  2. NeNe says:

    I think they make a cute couple. I hope the are able to survive the cracks in their marriage.

  3. Natalie says:

    Even when Gwen looks ridiculous she still looks good.

    I’m over skewering Gavin because of his relationship with Marilyn (or Courtney or anyone else) – if they do split it’s probably for the same reasons other couples do….not because of some perceived salaciousness in his past.

  4. Asli says:

    2012 – Year of the divorce.

  5. Maya says:

    They’ve had a tumultuous ten years though.
    I’ve always thought that he wasn’t really decided on his sexuality – after it was revealed that he did have a full on relationship with 80s singer Marilyn. But I guess he is bisexual?
    I’m surprised they’ve stayed together that long. He has always come across as being more cerebral than Gwen, who is always an airhead in every interview.

  6. atlantapug says:

    Ummm, Gwen, you married a celebrity rock star. Did you think he was a virgin?
    Of course he had a wild past, of course he had other women/men, of course he’s not going to tell you everything.
    What matters is if he’s been faithful to you since the engagement and marriage. Once he decided he loved only YOU was he only with YOU?
    That’s what would be important to me.

    • Noi says:

      that sounds like he a man ofc they gonna be men. please leave that thinking back in the 50′s once you start dating exclusively they should expect you not to cheat on them. i don’t get why you think one partner shouldn’t tell the other about their past. unless you have something to hide why not its the past.
      for all we know his been faithful.

      • atlantapug says:

        I believe the past is the past. I don’t care who you were then, I care who you are now.
        Rehashing old flames, gay encounters, sleeping with groupies…. what for? You can’t change it. You either love him AS IS, or not.
        It’s not 50′s to expect your husband to have a past life, that includes other sexual partners, and be faithful to you once you are married.

    • LAK says:

      Is it too much to ask that he be faithful from whenever you start dating or whenever you become exclusive unless you are just dating casually? if you wait till the engagement to ask for faithfulness, you might have one of those long periods between exclusive and engagements and or marriage.

      That said, the past is the past unless, there are diseases, children, baby mamas or ex-wives

    • Moohoo says:

      I don’t believe the star story – the reasons for the break up, if there is even going to one are so speculated, i could’ve written this myself. In the rock and roll, celebrity world, most people have a past and are pretty open about having relationships on the side too. It would be really surprising if Gavin didnt have a past or gwen either for that matter. I think everyone was doing Courtney Love back in the day. She was slutty but kind of gorgeous too. Who wouldn’t have had their way given a chance. Hence, I think if this marriage is in trouble, it is bullshit to say it is because of his past. Rubbish. Maybe it just ran itself out. Sad, but it happens every day in real life and in celeb life, even more often. And maybe this story is just made up. I hope so.

    • bluhare says:

      Totally agree, atlantapug.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      This is all predicated on the assumption that Gwen has never done the same thing. That she herself, being a hot as hell rock star, doesn’t have a past. That they had a specific agreement to be exclusive when he slept with Courtney *shudder*.

      We have no way of knowing what Gwen has in her past, yet we are to put the “blame” on Gavin because he had a couple of ex flings who blabbed, and that there was a child linked to yet another fling?

      I don’t buy that she didn’t know, and that she’s the one rocker chick who didn’t have at least a couple of flings. It’s what they do, male or female.

  7. Bubbling says:

    Well that just sucks so hard! Look how cute they look in forth picture. Like they are post college, mid twenties and carefree.

  8. Nessa says:

    Hopefully there is no truth to this. I genuinely like them. They seem like such a cute little family.

  9. samira677 says:

    Gavin looks ridiculous and uncomfortable in the suit. Who knows if they are happy or not. Tabloids never seem to get it right.

  10. RocketMerry says:

    That makes three, right? You know, couples that break up?
    Too bad, I had high hopes for the Cruises.

  11. sami says:

    Maybe they will be the ones to work on there marrage ,She seems to love him after everything came out .

  12. mln76 says:

    I hope,hope,hope this isn’t true fingers crossed :(

  13. kit says:

    Courtney Love is gross.
    I hope these two stay together. If they’ve worked through all the past stuff then why break up now? Unless something else is about to come out about him.
    Star is unreliable most of the time.

  14. Gwen is an open book in her songs. They have had lots of problems over the years and she publicized them in her music. Most of the issues seemed to be in their early years so I figured they were past it all now. I still wouldn’t be too surprised if they split.

  15. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    This would be the fourth couple and it’s only January 26th. Jeeez, is there something in the water round Cali?

  16. lucy2 says:

    I hope it’s not true, that would be sad, especially for their little kids.
    Considering these “secrets” are nothing new, I’m guessing they’ve dealt with it ages ago and are doing fine.

  17. Lavender says:

    I don’t believe the rumor, they seem to be in love and happy.

  18. Bite me says:

    Star magazine is full of bullshit

  19. Zelda says:

    While I don’t put a lot of stock in Star magazine, it does seem like an odd couple to just pull out of thin air, doesn’t it? It’s not exactly like they are big magazine sellers.

  20. hstl1 says:

    I am so evil but I called this one ages ago! I just knew it wouldn’t last. HATE HER so I guess that definitely skews my view.

    Must go tell my best friend…

  21. truthSF says:

    Kaiser, Vanessa P. just squashed the breakup rumor about her and Johnny. Why not do an article about that.

  22. sassenach says:

    Listen, if she is still with him after knowing that he had a relationship with a transexual, then I believe they are in it for the long haul. I don’t think she is going to throw away a 10+ year relationship over some past transgressions.

  23. Just U says:

    I bet its nothing to do with the past. She has been away for a while and he probably likes it. She probably wants to get her career going again and he’d rather she didn’t.
    Of course I’m just speculating, but my husband has toured with Bush and says Gavin is a horrible piece of work. A diva who needs to be the centre of everything. He’s a rock star and that’s their way, if course, but so is she. I believe he would be jealous.

  24. truthful says:

    its no telling what goes on behind closed doors. we all see the photo ops.

    nothing surprises me with hollywood

  25. Lexi says:

    Gavin’s totes in luv with RFed ~ Anna Wintour’s muse!

  26. Jackie says:

    i think she really wanted kids so was willing to put up with alot. don’t think she will be as willing in the next few years.

  27. NerdMomma says:

    Wasn’t there recently a blind item that may have hinted at this?

    Also- come on, Courtney Love can’t be trusted for accurate information!

  28. Samigirl says:

    So, I know Gwen wrote Hollaback Girl towards Courtney Love. Was it because of her saying she was with Gavin?
    I really like them together, and I just LOVE Gwen. Tragic Kingdom was the very fist cd I ever bought, at the age of 11. And I constantly sing “Ex-Girlfriend” to my husband. He hates that ;-)

  29. Iggles says:

    Ugh. I don’t want them to break up!!!

    Although, Gavin didn’t have a “short fling” with Marilyn. They were lovers for 5 years. I know why he downplays it, but I find that sad because I’ve seen pictures of them when they were together and there was a lot of love there.

    That said, hell yeah Gavin has lots of secrets! But I think Gwen knows about them already. At least I hope after all this time, and the life they made together, that there’s honesty and trust between them.

    Do I think he’s having/had trouble adjusting to her being the bigger star? YES. Can that destroy a marriage? YES. I hope these two can work through it.

    When it comes to Gwen and Gavin, the biggest misstep I think they made was the way they handled his daughter, Daisy Lowe. They need to fix the rift there! Gavin acted dishonorable for pulling away from her after finding out the truth. Gwen should have put her ego aside and pushed for forging a relationship between them all (her kids and Daisy).

    I think fame and dealing with the music business has weighed heavily on their relationship, but I want them to fix it! Everyone keeps breaking up. Sometimes you need to stick it out and there can be brighter days ahead!

    • Ida says:

      Dear God. It’s Daisy’s mother that Gavin doesn’t have a relationship with not Daisy. In an interview she gave last year Daisy specifically mentioned that the fact that her mother and her biological father did not speak to each other made her sad. Things might have been unpleasant immediately after the news broke out, that Gaving was Daisy’s biological father, and understandbly so given that Gavin and Pearl were very close friends and Gavin is also Daisy’s godfather, but him and Daisy seem to have worked things out.

  30. Julia says:

    I am tired of the american tabloid with divorce/break up rumours. Some are true other are not but please let people live, especially when they have children.

    Vanessa Paradis was interviewed yesterday on the french TV and she said that her life is private but when it touches her kids and could harm them she has to intervene. She said that everything is fine with Johnny, that they are madly inlove, that the break up rumours are pure fabrication and implied that it hurts her kids.

    Tabs should stop with break up rumours, especially when kids old enough to hear them are involved.

  31. kristipistol says:

    I think she looks beautiful in the top pic w/out the red lipstick

  32. tiredofrumers says:

    i know a chick who gave him a beej while they were engaged. i don’t think she didn’t know about his extra-curriculars before they married.

  33. normades says:

    I’m in the minority here but I hope they do break up because I’ve always thought this dude was super sketchy.

    Past relationships include Marilyn and Courtney love. Ew. Not trying to be any part of Daisy’s life. Not nice.

    Plus I hate his hair: widow’s peak + pony tail. Yuck.

  34. mia135 says:

    WTF? I knew about the Marilyn affair, but I had no idea he was Daisy Lowe’s father!!!

  35. Franny says:

    I love that picture with them sitting like that on the bench! sigh…if only my boyfriend wouldn’t absolutely hate any public displays of affection :(

  36. Rita says:

    I know any relationship is tough but what the hell could he be looking for other than random ego gratification. He’s got Gwen….what more is there.

  37. Ravensdaughter says:

    No! I thought they were solid!

  38. malia says:

    I call major bs on this. Gwen knew about all his exploits and tendencies-heck, I did back in the 90′s, and I wasn’t even a bush fan! His bisexual past and whore ways were quite legendary by the time he met Gwen.

    Gwen wrote a bunch of songs about this fact in 90′s, about him having a long list of ex-lovers, about her feeling inadequate and not wild enough for him, about him cheating and lying to her.

    Please…she knows what this guy was/is/whatever from the beginning. If they are having problems, it’s not about his past, but most likely present problems.

  39. fabgrrl says:

    They may break up, it happens all the time for all kinds of reasons, but why are the tabloids trying to pin it on what Gavin did before he even met or had a committed relationship with Gwen? Who cares? He had a relationship with Marilyn, who lives all or most of her life as a woman. He didn’t know Daisy Lowe was his daughter; Daisy and her mother didn’t know it either. It sounds like he was dating a couple of women when he took up with Gwen, and then the two of them became exclusive.

    • Violet says:

      Gavin knew from the beginning that Daisy could be his daughter but chose to believe she was not. In his shoes, I’d have insisted on a DNA test when Daisy was born but he just didn’t care. As a result, he missed out on her entire childhood.

  40. gg says:

    “song-writer/designer Pearl Lowe” HAHAHA, songwriter?? Are we SURE of that?? Because I seriously doubt she has any talent for that, since she is a horrible actress and her clothes she designed for her label that tanked are ridiculously awful. Pearl is nothing more than a social climber with famous friends who wishes she could have talent. She’s tried, but, just no.

  41. Tweakspotter says:

    I went to see No Doubt open for Bush in 96 and they were barely together since she was still messing with her band mate. Trust me she knows it all and has known…

  42. novaraen says:

    I’m not gay at all…but I’d leave my husband for her. ;-) She’s always been my girl crush…since the early 90′s.

    Anyway…Gavin and Gwen dated for like 7 years before they got married…or something like that. So they’ve been together a looooong time. All those things coming out of the woodwork about him would worry me too. Never hear anything about her being a cheater…but him…constantly. Poor Gwen, I don’t blame her. I would leave my husband if stuff like that kept coming out…how could I trust him?

  43. Camille (The original) says:

    I don’t believe it.

    I like them together, they make a cute couple.

  44. Amanda G says:

    I must say that I’m a huge No Doubt fan so maybe I’m biased, but I think if they can survive Daisy, a transgender, and Courtney Love, then they can survive anything. He’s a rock star and has a past. No surprise there! And really, he had to put up with Gwen having an ex-boyfriend who is in her band (and is her BFF) and who she wrote songs about LOOONG after they broke up. They both have issues and have weathered them and by all appearances are still in love. Good for them for not giving up! I think this one might last the long hall!

  45. Kim says:

    Seen this coming since the day they married. Some people just dont jive together and they never did to me.

    I do think he was dishonest in the press about dating Marilyn. Only when proof came out did he come clean.

  46. Violet says:

    If they ever split up, it’ll be Gavin walking out the door. Gwen is so crazy about him that she’ll put up with pretty much anything, and she’s well aware that he’s a liar and a cheater.

  47. just saying says:

    I’m amazed that you guys call every single male actor gay…but her we have a bisexual (euphemism for gay) man married to a woman and it’s all I hope they stay together…Wha?

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  49. whatevs says:

    i’m kinda not surprised at all. she doesn’t seem to be the type who can hide their feelings well. she has been looking severely unhappy lately. oh wait i just scrolled up yeah i’m no body language expert but in the red carpet photos, she looks very happy to be there, and he doesn’t seem into her. in the last smiling photo they seem to be faking happiness, like mocking the paps who ask for a photo, but it kinda looks like they’re not really happy because of this.

  50. Alexa says:

    I LOVE GWEN and have never understood what anyone sees in this dude, Gavin. I know that’s cold, but he seems like a massengil disposable anyway.

    • whatevs says:

      i read on a groupie dirt site (lol) that he’s a great lover. he’s also a really nice person from what i hear. just has infidelity problems that’s all. i used to dislike him too and didn’t think much of him but it kinda-sorta made sense after reading all that.

  51. Dana says:

    The G&G music factory have weathered so much together. I don’t think this petty nonsense has an iota of truth to it.

  52. Lilly says:

    They’ve been together longer than 10 years, i think they got together in 95 or 96. Anyways i wont believe it until something more credible than star says so. They’ve always seemed like a strong couple and family unit.

  53. Cinderella says:

    Everyone reaches a breaking point.

  54. Ginger says:

    I agree that if they DO break up it would be Gavin walking out. Only because in interviews Gavin mentions that she is a conservative Catholic. I can’t see a conservative Catholic person pursuing a divorce. She seems like she would be the type to stick it out and work out any issues. Anyway, they are a cute couple and I hope it isn’t true. Their kids are gorgeous…love the pics!

  55. sandra says:

    I can’t muster up any caring about them really.

  56. valleymiss says:

    I don’t buy this for a second. My theory? This is a planted publicity item from Gavin’s people to drum up interest in his band/new album/new tour. If Gwen and Gavin haven’t broken up after all his shit (heroin, affairs, a love child, a homosexual longterm relationship), they ain’t gonna…especially now that there are kids involved. Also, I don’t buy that Gwen would ever leave Gavin. If they ever split, it’ll be him leaving her.