Gavin Rossdale calls his divorce his most embarrassing moment

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Gavin Rossdale and his band, Bush, are releasing their latest album, The Kingdom, next week. Gavin and Bush were supposed to be touring Australia this summer, but their plans were postponed like all bands, so Gavin is hanging out in his LA home. Like most of us, he’s had plenty of time to reflect on his past, decisions – both good and bad – and his life in general. Gavin, as most of you know, is Gwen Stefani’s ex-husband and father to their three boys, Kingston 14, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 6. Gavin’s daughter Daisy Lowe, with ex Pearl Lowe is 31. In an interview with The Guardian to promote the album, Gavin gave short answers to a series of short questions. Despite the parsimony of words, Gavin said a lot, even though much of it was cryptic. One of his standout answers was that he holds his divorce to Gwen as his most embarrassing moment.

When were you happiest?
Last year, when I had all four kids – Daisy, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo – staying with me on my birthday. It was magical.

What is your greatest fear?
Prison: awful catering and the constant threat of violence.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My ability to switch off and tune someone out without realising it, almost as a defence mechanism.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What was your most embarrassing moment?
The gross and lopsided spectre of the crumbling of my marriage.

What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
“You lied to me”, when I did.

How often do you have sex?
As often as I can.

[From The Guardian]

“The gross and lopsided spectre of the crumbling of my marriage,” I don’t mean to be purposely obtuse, but I genuinely don’t know what he finds “gross and lopsided.” My initial reading is, like most people who reflect on their divorce, it was a very disconcerting experience. Most of us believe it was Gavin’s philandering that broke them up, specifically a three-year relationship with their nanny. Thus, “gross and lopsided” are definitely apt to describe his treatment of Gwen. However, Gavin won’t admit to being unfaithful and when the subject came up, he asked everyone to stop talking about it (for the sake of the children, dontchaknow.) But then he brings it up in these coded responses, so how can we not ask questions? I’d like to think his answer is circumspect on his part but I worry that he is actually referring to how he was treated by the press instead of what he did to Gwen.

Even if Gavin is not a great partner, he does seem to be an invested dad. Despite a few mild swipes he and Gwen take at each other in the press, when he talks about his kids – all four of them – they seem to bring him great joy. Unfortunately, one of his boys is in for an unpleasant summer after a series of accidents left him with two broken arms and five stitches. Poor Zuma got in a nasty bike accident that broke one arm and required the stitches on his leg. Two weeks later, the poor kid fell off a chair and put his other arm in a cast. Oof! That bike accident sounds really scary. I don’t know whether Zuma was in LA with his dad or in Oklahoma with his mom when the accidents happened (maybe one in LA and one in Oklahoma?) but I do know that two casts over the summer sucks. Poor guy. I’m glad he’ll be okay.

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  1. Snappyfish says:

    I still think her hand painted dress by John Galliano was one of the prettiest ever & only Gwen could have worn it. They were really beautiful (both of them) on their wedding day.

    With that said, she deserved much better.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Is the guy she is now dating an improvement? I have no idea as I do not follow country music.

    • Joan Callamezzo says:

      I agree, Gwen’s dress is my second favorite celebrity wedding dress of all time, my number one is Grace Kelly’s Helen Rose dress.

    • Alyse says:

      I saw the wedding dress irl (museum wedding dress exhibit) and was the showstopper of the exhibit! So amazing (and TINY!)

    • Saltydog says:

      It was actually her second wedding dress because they had two ceremonies. She wore an all white version of the dress in their first California ceremony and the pink for their second in London.

  2. RoyalBlue says:

    lopsided stuck out for me too and my interpretation of that is, he believes the reporting blamed him alone for the breakup for the marriage when we all know it takes two to tango. it must have weighed heavily on his shoulders.

    • Seraohina says:

      Royal Blue, I agree with your assessment of his statement. He did not like how he looked bad and Gwen came out looking better.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I disagree that “it takes two to tango” when one partner is a liar and a cheater. That’s a reflection of the character of the person lying and cheating, not of the other partner. There may have been other legitimate issues in their marriage that Gwen may have borne some responsibility for, but the ultimate breakdown was caused by his betrayal and the humiliation it caused her. That was not her fault.

      • court says:

        it doesn’t “take two” for one person to be a lying, cheating, d-bag.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        i was not making a determination of who was right and who was wrong. i was merely interpreting his comment as he saw it. And he saw the pile on by the media as being all in favor of her. i think he was only embarrassed because he got caught cheating, just like ben, arnold and the rest of them.

  3. Feedmechips says:

    I know Gavin is a complete dog, but god, I am deeply attracted to him. He’s my Diplo!

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      He is a very good looking man, no doubt about it.

    • clomo says:

      I used to have a major crush on him, it was really bad. I saw him in an outdoor concert way back to when they were first popular and he hadn’t married Gwen yet. I was standing on a grassy knoll (I know I know, this is true though!) and during a guitar solo he jumped off the stage and walked over and played for me for a minute or two. I touched his arm, I always remember that he had very soft skin, glycerine . Sigh. Okay back to reality, he’s a dog and I’ve moved on.

    • Stef says:

      Yes, me too! I’ve had a crush on him since I first saw the Everything Zen video when Bush first came out in the 90’s.

      He may be a dog but he is still so hot!

  4. Lisa says:

    Perhaps it seems lopsided because he was responsible for a lot of the mess.

  5. smee says:

    That’s his daughter in red at the table?

  6. Meg says:

    Hes insinuating hes not ad bad as the press made him out to be in the divorce, then says he has sex as often as he can-there is it. That i believe

  7. Emily says:

    His oldest boy (he looks oldest? The one to Gavin’s left in the picture) looks exactly like him!

  8. Ash says:

    He played in the city I lived in back in the 90s when No Doubt was HUGE. I don’t remember if they were married or not but definitely together. He was at a bar I was at and next thing I knew he was outside in the back having sex near the dumpster (EW) with the girl that sleeps with everyone’s boyfriend. So that was gross! But he’s been in my hometown a few times for shows and everyone that meets him says he’s the nicest person ever so 🤷🏼‍♀️

  9. No Doubt says:

    Gwen talked about the demise of her marriage nonstop for 2 years because she wrote an album about it. I presume that’s what he’s referring to? Or maybe Gwen cheated on Gavin with Blake? They did get together awfully fast after her separation was announced. Gavin is a tricky person so it’s hard to tell. Gwen wrote about not trusting him for the entirety of their relationship so I tend to believe that he is primarily to blame for their breakup.

  10. SM says:

    He also said he wants to be remembered for being funny and kind, yet in this interview he fails at both. Blah. He used to be hot at least.

  11. Gah says:

    Gavin Obviously checked me and my friend out on the street in nyc when he was there with Gwen the kids and the nanny. He could get it in 1999 but no way now. Ugh such a sleaze.