Gwen Stefani is known as a songwriter, fashion designer, and singer. She is most famous for being the lead singer of the popular SKA band, No Doubt. She also had a successful solo music career and a high profile marriage to rock star, Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California. Taught how to sew at a young age by her mom, Stefani built up an enthusiasm for style but something else caught her attention. Her affection for music was impacted by her older sibling Eric, who played instruments for a band called Madness. With his companion John Spence as the lead singer, Eric started the band known as No Doubt, and Gwen joined as their second vocalist.
With their popular album Tragic Kingdom released in 1995, No Doubt developed as a main power in popular music charts. Their particular sound with hints of ska, punk, and pop prevailed in winning numerous new fans. Achieving the highest point of the ranking music charts in late 1996, the group’s prosperity was driven in part by the hit single "Just a Girl," with its video making Stefani both a fashion punk rock symbol and a star.
Stefani wowed fans with her unmistakable individual style. Her look was acquired from a wide range of influences, from punk-style jeans to a eyebrow beautification known as a bindi customarily worn by Indian ladies.
Stefani started dating her No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal around the start of the band’s history. After the lead singer, Spence's suicide in 1987, Stefani turned into No Doubt's lead singer. The band performed in clubs around their local Orange County town for quite a while. Stefani's relationship with Kanal eventually hit the breaking point, with the pair giving it up in late 1993.
Stefani married Gavin Rossdale in an extravagant ceremony in London on September 14, 2002, wearing a white-and-pink marriage outfit designed by John Galliano. Two different wedding ceremonies were held, including one in Los Angeles.
Stefani and Rossdale brought their first child Kingston James McGregor Rossdale into their family on May 26, 2006. Their second child, Zuma Nesta Rock, was born on August 21, 2008, and their third child, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, was born on February 28, 2014.
After twelve years together, Stefani and Rossdale threw in the towel and declared they were separating in August 2015. Stefani and fellow The Voice coach, Blake Shelton opened up to the world about their romantic relationship months after she split from Rossdale.
Last Modified: 19 Mar, 2019