Gwen Stefani has revealed she felt like a “failure” over her divorce from rocker Gavin Rossdale.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, the No Doubt singer opened up about the past year – in which she split from her husband of 13 years and found new love with country singer Blake Shelton.
“I don’t understand my journey,” she told the magazine. “It’s so crazy. But one thing I learned is, that’s what life is. We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies.”
“Those are given to us to see what we’re going to do with them.”
Talking about her relationship with the Bush frontman, she said she had to work “really hard at marriage” as the couple were from different countries and both had to deal with being celebrities.
The 47-year-old added that 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,” she continued. “But I didn’t want them to think I was a failure.”
But she has now found happiness in her relationship with Voice co-star Blake, 40, and says she feels like she “woke up”.
“Sometimes to be woken up again in life, you need to go through some really bad, hard times,” she says. “I feel like I got woken up this year.”
The blonde said that although she and Blake may seem like opposites, there are many similarities “in things that we love and our morals”.
Gwen, who has three children with her ex-husband Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2, gave the interview after being chosen as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year.
She was also the cover star for the December issue of the magazine, and is pictured wearing a tartan dress with a leather jacket over her shoulder and her trademark platinum hear swept back off her face.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, Stanford sexual assault survivor Emily Doe and model and body activist Ashley Graham were also chosen as Women of the Year.