Gwen Stefani on Her Divorce From Gavin Rossdale: “Marriage Was the One Thing I Didn’t Want to Fail at”

Gwen Stefani is reflecting on her highly-publicized divorce from Gavin Rossdale.

“[Marriage] was the one thing I didn’t want to fail at. People can say whatever they want to about me, and I don’t get too affected. But I didn’t want them to think I was a failure,” the No Doubt frontwoman revealed in a new interview with Glamour.

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Gwen and Gavin with Kingston and Zuma in June 2013.

The former couple — who are parents to sons Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2 — called it quits after 13 years of marriage back in August 2015. “I had to work really hard at marriage, all the time, like everybody, but ours was extra hard, when you add that we’re from different countries, both of us being in music, and celebrity,” Gwen added.

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Though Gwen has already moved on with her handsome boyfriend, Blake Shelton, she confessed she still gets “embarrassed” by the fact that she got a divorce.

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“I don’t think you’ll talk to one person who didn’t make it in a marriage who’s not gonna feel that way,” she added. “The intention of being married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success.”

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“Sometimes to be woken up again in life, you need to go through some really bad, hard times,” the “Hollaback Girl” singer concluded. “I feel like I got woken up this year.”

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