The Princess Of Pop: Little Known Facts About Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani rose to prominence as the frontwoman of ska band No Doubt. Since, she’s made a name for herself as a solo artist and judge on The Voice, where she met her current beau, Blake Shelton. Alongside her music career, Gwen has become a fashion icon, sporting everything from punk-style patterns to glitzy gowns and she even started her line, L.A.M.B. You may be surprised to hear that the princess of pop wasn’t initially pegged as a lead singer, or that she almost starred in the smash hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Read on for more amazing facts about the multitalented star.

Her First Marriage Lasted 20 Years

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Nearly a decade after forming, Gwen Stefani’s band, No Doubt, gained widespread popularity in the mid-’90s. It was at that time that the band toured with Bush, headed by Gavin Rossdale.

The two lead singers fell in love and seven years later, got married. After nearly two decades together, the couple split. Though rumors spread that the reason was that Gavin had an affair with the nanny, neither has confirmed it’s true. The couple has announced that they are still strong partners in parenting.