Gavin Rossdale wants people to stop talking about his split with Gwen Stefani


Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale would like everyone to find something else to talk about. He gave an interview to The Sunday Times Style Magazine saying that he is fed up with people talking about his split with ex-wife Gwen Stefani. Gavin recently got a mentor gig at The Voice UK, which in itself invites comparisons to his wife’s same position on the US version. But he says enough’s enough and thinks we should all just move on. I mean, after all – he has.

Gavin Rossdale says it’s time to ‘move on’ from his marriage breakdown

The 50-year-old Bush frontman split from Gwen Stefani last year amid claims he was unfaithful with their children’s 24-year-old nanny, Mindy Mann, but Gavin says it is time to put all that in the past.

‘It’s, like, enough already. I’ve got to move on. Everyone has got to move on,’ he said in an interview published by British newspaper The Sunday Times Style Magazine on Sunday.

‘For me, it’s just thinking about the boys and how to prioritise them. That’s the driving force behind everything. You just have to … I don’t know. Somehow you have to put one foot after the other and make it happen.

‘I have an incredible life with them, and that’s what matters. You can’t keep up with all the vitriol. Just don’t get into all that.

‘[I like Twitter] and I want to be active, but it’s a case of not worrying about the miscellaneous 15-year-old from Ohio with an opinion. It doesn’t matter.’

The rocker also insisted he wants his and Gwen’s sons – Kingston, 10, Zuma, eight, and Apollo, two – to be ‘better versions’ of him.

He said: ‘They’re the guys – they’re my replacements. The better versions of me. I’m going to try and take all the things I’ve ever done wrong and keep them away from that.’

Gwen, 47, was a mentor on the US version of The Voice and Gavin recently signed up to take part in The Voice UK but he didn’t get any tips from her.

When asked if she has been supportive, he said: ‘You know… We just… It’s really about focusing on the kids. That’s our thing.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m reading this as he wants us all to drop it to protect his kids. That’s admirable but also extremely convenient. Plus, he’s kidding himself if he thinks they were kept away from a three-year affair with their nanny – kids know what’s up. Why not truly let them learn from your mistakes and stop trying to sweep them under the rug? One child that can’t be sheltered from Gavin’s bad behavior is his 27-year-old daughter, Daisy Lowe. Fortunately, Daisy is a very forgiving soul, having forgiven Gavin for refusing to take a paternity test initially. Gavin and Daisy have formed a close bond and Gavin said he is really excited to be in such close proximity to his Strictly Come Dancing contestant daughter on his new set of The Voice UK.

One thing Gavin doesn’t have to worry about is people talking about Gwen’s rumored pregnancy with love-of-the-moment Blake Shelton. According to Gossip Cop, those rumors are decidedly not true. And there is no wedding as far as we know either. Wonder what happened to those plans.

Gavin and a Pom pup. I might be bribed to move on with a Pom pup



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  1. paolanqar says:

    Uhm If anything people talk a lot about his ex and her new bf. Not many still talk about him.

  2. Laura says:

    Ugh, he skeeves me out. I think he is a total douchenozzle. No one is still talking about your split, people only know you these days because you were riding on the coat tails of your much more famous now ex-wife.

  3. hnmmom says:

    Dude is not aging well. Does he smoke? Or maybe it’s hair plugs? Can’t figure out what is “off” about him. That picture of him with the pom is not flattering, he is giving me recovering from face lift vibes. Let’s be thankful that car wash uniform jumpsuits did not take off as a fashion trend. Other than that, good luck on the new gig, I guess.

    • tealily says:

      I think it’s booze bloat. And maybe botox or something? He was always such a pretty man, but he’s sure looking weird these days.

    • chaine says:

      I see what you’re saying about facelift vibes. He was so beautiful and androgynous in his youth that any aging looks bad. It could just be early-morning-face, like he had a bit to drink last night, got up, hasn’t showered and is all bleary-eyed and puffy but he had to take the dog for a walk?

      • SM says:

        It’s sad. He was attractive when he was younger. Something went terribly wrong. Maybe it’s the booze, maybe he just wasn’t ready to let go of his fame and youth, because he really needs to do something about that hair, with the descending hairline it simply looks creepy.

    • Amanda DG says:

      I think he’s 50, so he’s not aging that bad IMO He beefed up/gained weight a few years ago which filled out his face. I’m sure there’s some botox in there too LOL

      • Emily says:

        I think he looks great. He’ll be 51 later this month. Have you seen most 50-year-old guys? Gavin is still a hunkazoid.

  4. ell says:

    he’s not wrong though? cheating or not, lbr gwen stefani has been milking this divorce thing for ages.

    re his affair: it’s always easy to judge when you’re out of a situation, but cheating isn’t always about not being able to keep it in your pants, sometimes (often) is about much deeper issues within a relationship. i don’t condone it because it breaks trust, but as someone with a father who did have an affair with the woman he’s with now, i can’t deny that my mum and dad were miserable together and should have split waaaaay before his affair. sometimes cheating is a symptom of much else.

    PS i’m no stan of his, i hardly know who he is.

    • Jayna says:

      Meh, some months before he was found out he had bragged how he and Gwen had lasted and people thought they wouldn’t. He also said they had all been on holiday with others
      , and he looked across the table at Gwen and just realized how blessed he was

      They were together a long time and he toured a lot and her a times until babies slowed her down from that. Banging the nanny for three years is just him being a man who was never going to keep it in his pants. No marriage is perfect, but he didn’t seem to want out of the marriage and from that interview I listened to seemed proud of what they had. Of course, it turns out he was banging the nanny during that time.

      • ell says:

        he didn’t seem to want out of the marriage to other people, we don’t really know who pulled the plug eventually though. maybe he came clean to stefani and she left, which is like getting someone to leave you.

    • Naya says:

      I disagree with your second paragraph. Cheating is a symptom of selfishness, period. “Unhappy marriage” is just an excuse to allay guilt or make it easier for the other party to deal with. Unhappy UNselfish people will leave not cheat, while selfish happy people will cheat anyway.

      I do agree with your first line. Gwen milked that drama to its last drop and the fact that they share kids makes her despicable. Thirsty and despicable.

      • ell says:

        my dad never said he cheated because he was in an unhappy marriage, at least not to us (maybe to my mum but i wouldn’t know). i know they were in an unhappy marriage because i saw them arguing all the time and making each other miserable, day in day out. there was lots of resentment and sometimes they wouldn’t speak to each other for weeks. i do think they should have split before the affair like i said, it would have been better for everyone involved, but i’m 100% sure that insisting to be in a bad marriage is the perfect breeding ground to an affair. it’s probably selfish, you’re right, but i can’t look at it as completely black and white because i saw it happen… and it wasn’t black & white.

      • Naya says:

        I wouldnt want to argue with you about something so personal to you so let me speak of my own observations. The “unhappy marriage” justification serves many parties, not just the cheater. It allows the victim a “reason” and having a reason speeds up closure. And for third parties like kids, it allows them to salvage something of the cheaters character. Its difficult to accept that a parent is that deeply flawed so it helps when you can place part of the blame on the circumstances. It also helps them accept how the relationship ended if they can believe that it was all for the best.

  5. EscapedConvent says:

    That little Pom! Awww.

  6. prissa says:

    Umm… who’s still talking about it????

    NO ONE! Except he just did. Attention seeking much??? *rolls eyes*

  7. shannon says:

    News flash, Gavin: no one is talking about you.

  8. tanakalee says:

    Despite him, Daisy seems to be the sweetest girl so good luck to her! She doesn’t need him.

  9. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I have never ever got his appeal – musically or otherwise. He’s always been a well known skeeve/douche, particularly given how he treated his eldest daughter Daisy.

  10. Hejhej says:

    Gwen sure know how to pick them..

    That being said I don’t see him being a bad father and as such I understand why he wants to move on. What does the children gain from having it brought up all the time, that their father cheated on the mother? Nothing good.

    • Anon33 says:

      He could have stopped all of that by, you know, not cheating. I don’t feel bad for him.

      • HejHej says:

        So, it’s okay to make the kids feel worse because he cheated? I can’t follow that kind of destructive logic personally. He cheated, it was wrong, they divorced, it’s time to move on. Staying in that cheating moment does nothing good for any of them.

  11. Andy says:

    Cute prom.

  12. Joy Morrison says:

    I don’t think ppl are so much talking about him. They’re talking about Gwen and that’s because she is liked by more ppl than he is and she’s the one that was hurt. Sure he wants the talk to stop but maybe it’s because he’s the bad guy in the situation. Sorry Gavin, but you made your bed so lay down in it. If ppl talk about it forever, you deserve every minute of it!

  13. tealily says:

    I’m sure it’s all anybody ever talks about with him because he isn’t doing much these days and no one knows what else to talk about. There’s no way he would still have the level of fame he does if he hadn’t married Gwen Stefani. (Is Bush still a band?) I guess they can talk about The Voice now, too.

  14. deehra says:

    No one really knows why a celebrity marriage fails. The party who looks the most ‘innocent’ may simply have the best PR team.. They live in a world of illusions that the rest of us accept as reality.
    Gavin has shown discretion and dignity, much more so than his ex, so kudos to him for that.

  15. Amanda DG says:

    I read it more as him throwing shade towards Gwen. He wants her to drop the subject for the sake of the kids and move on like she claims to have done with Blake. I think he’s a douche, but I agree with him. She’s been milking this for over a year now. She can hate him all she wants, but he’s still the father to her three kids.

  16. Spike says:

    He hasn’t talked about it until now. He’s not whitewashing it. He’s protecting his kids. He’s not trashing his ex. Unlike Gwen in her music; she used their breakup as a business opportunity.

    Plus her constantly flaunting her relationship with Blake is disrespectful to the children and their family. She’s all over magazines, tabloids, websites. If they haven’t already done this, their children will find this online. It is disrespectful to them. It is or will cause them pain. They’re both are guilty of bad decisions/judgment. At least he’s trying to stop this cycle. Gwen needs to sit down and shut up.