Gwen Stefani covers and interviews with Elle magazine for their July 2009 issue.
You gotta love this foxy momma. If or when I become impregnated with the spawn of beelzebub and drop a little mutant, I wanna be one iota as fierce as this woman. In between her bouts screaming down the microphone on the No Doubt reunion and running out tubes of red lipstick in one use, this diva is a wife and the mother of Kingston, 3, and baby Zuma, 9 months.
On being a mom: “It’s one thing when you have an infant, but when you have this two-or three-year-old going, ‘Mommy, what’s the deal?’ it’s harder. Kingston’s whole thing is, ‘I need, I need.’ He is insane right now. We’re just hoping for the best and that he’s not going to turn out to be a freak, but we’ll see.”
On being a celebrity: “Obviously, I’m not anything more than I am. I’m just, like, totally normal. The fact that any of this has happened, that we’re sitting here at the Beverly Hills Hotel just gets me going, like, What?”
On leaving No Doubt: “Everybody’s making it like there’s all this new tension, you know, like I stepped away from the band and now they’re jealous of me, and look, maybe there is a little bit of that.”
On her priorities changing from band to family: “I wasn’t even married. Now I’m a wife and a mother of two. It’s a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that’s what it’s like to be together for so long and go through what we’ve been through. I can’t really have that relationship with them anymore. My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That’s a huge, huge thing.” (via Elle magazine)