Great article on Gwen Stefani in Elle UK posted by NYdailyNews.com:
Motherhood hasn’t exactly been a sweet escape for pop star Gwen Stefani, who releases her first album in 11 years with her No Doubt bandmates later this month.
That’s because the “Don’t Speak” singer spent the past several years embarking on a solo career and working on clothing and fragrance lines — all while raising two boys with her rocker husband, Gavin Rossdale.
Essentially, “being a mom is hard,” she told ELLE UK in its October issue, which hits newsstands Wednesday.
“[They want] to have time to be themselves as well but ... there’s a price to pay,” Stefani, the magazine’s cover girl, said of working moms. “Like today, I’m here talking to you and my son is at the beach. It would be super fun to watch his little four-year-old chunky legs running around, you know.”
Stefani, 42, posed for a 10-page photo shoot, wearing designs by Mary Katrantzou, McQ by Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane.
Fashion, she said, has long been one of her pleasures.
“I just love getting dressed,” she told ELLE. “It wouldn’t matter that there were people waiting outside my house or not, I would always get properly dressed.”
But when it comes to balancing work and raising her sons, Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 4, the Orange County, Calif., native admits it’s a constant struggle.
“There are always days that somebody suffers,” Stefani said, adding, “The only thing I really worry about is, again — like, I keep bringing it up because it’s my biggest stress — how do I do this and that? How do I do both? So that’s like the constant battle that I have every day.”
Rossdale, the frontman for Bush, has been touring with Canadian rockers Nickelback, but Stefani said her hubby had a recent break.
“He’s home now for, like, seven days, so just him being home makes everything different,” she told ELLE. “In a good way. But also in a hard way because it changes everything.”
Now, she’ll also be out promoting her latest No Doubt project, “Push and Shove,” which drops Sept. 25. With this record, she made a point to take her time putting it together.
“ I just felt I was trying every day to not rush and to not feel pressured, like, ‘Oh, it has to come out now because of my age,’ or whatever,” Stefani said. “You can’t predict what’s going to happen, you just have to live in the moment.”
Are you excited about Gwen's new album with No Doubt?