In honor of Gwen Stefani’s 44th birthday on October 3, we’re counting down the five things we love most about Gwen! Check out our list and let us know what you think below!
5. We Have No Doubt That She Can Rock!
Gwen Stefani propelled her career to incredible heights behind the success of No Doubt. It was clear Stefani was the glue that held the band together after most of the original band had dissolved by 1994. Stefani powered on and No Doubt released their most successful album to date, “Tragic Kingdom,” in 1995.
And the rest is history, as No Doubt went on to win two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance and has landed three albums in the top ten of the Billboard Top 200, including their reunion album, “Push and Shove,” in 2012.
4. She Looks Abs-olutely Terrific!
We’re certain that neither food nor pregnancies are capable of compromising perhaps the most iconic set of abs on the planet. After giving birth to two two children, the 44 year old singer recently announced she is pregnant with her third child.
When asked about her abs in an interview with “Harper's Bazaar,” Stefani said, “There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!” With that attitude, there’s no doubt classic Gwen will be back in style soon after the birth of her third child sometime next year.
3. Gwen Is A Rockin’ Mom!
Gwen Stefani began dating alternative rock frontman Gavin Rossdale of Bush following a 1995 tour in which No Doubt was the opening act. By 2002, the couple had married, and in 2005, they announced they were expecting their first child. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born on May 26, 2006 in Los Angeles.
In 2008, Stefani revealed she would be expecting her second child and on August 21 of that year, their son, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, was born. And on September 4, 2013 they announced Stefani was pregnant with the couple’s third baby.
The real marvel is how Gwen juggles her still-vibrant music and fashion career with her family life. Stefani told “Harper's Bazaar,” "It's super fun being a mom, but it's hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I've ever done—by far."
Here’s to wishing Gwen the best of luck in her soon-to-be even more hectic life as a rockin’ mom.
2. She Has a Passion for Fashion!
Ever since her days as the lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani has donned all kinds of unconventional clothing. She’s been known to mix different styles and has turned heads with her threads for over two decades.
As bizarre as her outfits may seem, Gwen seems confident while rocking everything from heel-to-toe animal print to fuzzy blue bras and every unimaginable combination in between.
Inspired by her love for fashion and her unusual style, Stefani formed her own clothing line, L.A.M.B. – an acronym for Love.Angel.Music.Baby – in 2003. The company offers apparel, accessories and fragrances all influenced by Stefani’s takes on fashion – pairing modern with vintage and feminine with masculine in an all-around effort to diverge from normality.
1. Gwen Ain’t No Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani began her solo career in 2001 following her success as the frontwoman for No Doubt. She initially provided vocals to remixed electronic tracks and eventually formed a high-profile collaboration with Dr. Dre, Andre 3000 and others to create the dance single “What You Waiting For?” in 2004.
Later that year, she released her first solo album, “Love.Angel.Music.Baby.,” which peaked at number five on The Billboard 200 and featured the chart-topping single “Hollaback Girl.” In 2006, Stefani followed up with “Sweet Escape” and cemented her legacy as one of music’s biggest stars.