What is happening in Tinsletown? First in was Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, then it was Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, then Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, now Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are going their separate ways after nearly 13 years together.
According to sources the Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorce is set to be an amicable one – or, as it seems to be called in Hollywood these days, ‘consciously uncoupling’.
The No Doubt frontwoman has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. It is also believed both of the musicians, who wed in 2002, will get joint custody of their sons Kingston, nine, Zuma, six, and Apollo, one.
The showbiz couple said in a statement to Access Hollywood: “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
Gwen and Gavin’s relationship has been a tumultuous one ever since 2004 when it was revealed that the Bush frontman had a secret love child – Daisy Lowe, whose mum is singer Pearl Lowe. While Daisy was 15 at the time of the revelation (meaning that Gavin didn’t have the relationship with Pearl while with Gwen, who he started dating in the late 90s), the Don’t Speak singer was said to have be “devastated and infuriated” by the news.
But their rocky relationship seemed to be back on track after the family-orientated couple had their first child, Kingston, in 2006. The stylish pair even gushed about each other in interviews. In 2013 Gavin adoringly said: “To be with one person for a very long time actually gets more interesting. I’m into that. She’s a great girl. I’m lucky.”
However, it seems it wasn’t meant to be with Gwen recently admitting in an interview with Cosmopolitan that they still had to work hard to stay together. She said: “We go through so much together — it’s a miracle that we could stay together this long.”