After overcoming a lot of hurdles after her divorce from her ex-husband, Gwen Stefani finally found her happily-ever-after with Blake Shelton.
There's a well-established tendency for society to prescribe how women should approach love and when it's right for them to do so.
They're reminded of their 'biological clock' at all times. They are made to feel worthless if they're not romantically associated with a man. They are given strict mandates on the kind of husband they should aim to get, the kind of lifestyle they should adhere to, and the kind of careers they can proceed in. Damn, it's brutal out here, as they say.
Yet, despite the collective agony and resentment, a few women lead by example and rail against the judgment with all their might. Gwen Stefani would undoubtedly qualify. She's been breaking barriers for nearly thirty years, but in recent years, by pursuing love at 50, she has successfully cemented her legacy as one of the boldest, coolest women in pop culture.
The No Doubt frontwoman married country star Blake Shelton on July 3, 2021. Here's what we can take away from her midlife milestone:
Gwen Stefani met her first husband, Gavin Rossdale, in 1995 while performing with their respective bands No Doubt and Bush at a holiday concert for the radio station KROQ. They tied the knot at St. Paul's Church, London, in 2002 and welcomed three kids over the years: sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. The marriage had been a blissful union from Gwen's perspective, yet it took a turn for the worse on Gavin's end.