Gwen Stefani may be happily dating her new boyfriend Blake Shelton just months after her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, but that doesn't mean getting to this happy place was an easy journey for the singer.
"Everybody knows pretty much what happened to me," the No Doubt frontwoman, 46, told Elvis Duran on his The Z100 Morning Show on Thursday, Dec. 3. "I got a divorce, which completely was not in the plan at all."
Gwen — who has recently been wowing fans with performances of her new breakup anthem, "Used to Love You" — also opened up about her music-making during the unfortunate split.
Gwen and Gavin in October 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"[One day] I had to force myself to go to the studio because I really just wanted to be in bed crying and do what you do when your life falls apart and I did it," she revealed. "I went to the studio and I was just convinced that I had to make something out of this."
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While reflecting on the last year, Gwen admitted, "Things are clear for the first time in a long time. That feels really good."
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