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Out of all of the success No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani has seen with her career, the musician and fashion designer is most proud of her 10-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale.
In the October issue of Marie Claire, Stefani gushed that her marriage is her “biggest accomplishment” to date.
“A miracle … my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard,” she explained. “[Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. 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.”
Stefani and Rossdale have two children together; Kingston, 6 and Zuma, 4.
“We’re learning about each other all the time. He balances me out,” she said of her husband. “And he never stops liking me, which is awesome! It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does.”
Stefani, 42, even shares that she had hoped for another child a couple of years ago, but “it didn’t really work out,” she explained, People reports. “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago.”
“So … I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try,” she added.
The couple’s two boys are more rowdy than the doting mother expected, with Stefani saying “From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. 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 big brother.”
Juggling motherhood, her successful fashion line L.A.M.B and a new album with No Doubt, Stefani admits “every day someone is suffering because I’m doing other things.”
But in the end, she makes it work. “I have learned to delegate. It still looks awesome, but did I pick out the buttons? No, I didn’t,” Stefani says of her clothing line. “I missed the last two Fashion Weeks because they were when school started; I can’t miss the first week of kindergarten,” she said.
photo courtesy of Marie Claire