Gwen Stefani Proud Of Successful Marriage: ‘It Was A Dream Of Mine’
First Published: September 10, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gwen Stefani and rocker Gavin Rossdale have been married for a decade and the No Doubt frontwoman takes great pride in their longevity as a couple.
“A miracle,” she told the October issue of Marie Claire of staying together for so long. “My biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.
“[Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully,” she added. “It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”
The couple has faced their share of tabloid rumors touting the demise of their relationship over the years, but Gwen said they are still going strong.
“[Our relationship] is better than it’s ever been,” she said. “Like, we’re learning about each other all the time. He’s an amazing dad, he works so hard – I can hear him writing songs through the wall, and it is at a much quicker pace than me!”
Gwen said one of the things she loves about her husband is how smitten he is with his music superstar wife.
“He balances me out. And he – he never stops liking me, which is awesome,” she said. “It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does.”
The couple is parents to two boys – Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 4 — and Gwen revealed the boys are bundles of energy.
“From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other,” she said. “I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”
Gwen would like another child, but said she’s also happy if their family numbers stay the same.
“I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago,” she told Marie Claire of having another baby. “And it didn’t really work out. So… I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”
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