She's opening up like never before.
In a new interview with NPR, Gwen Stefani is speaking out about when her "life fell apart" following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale.
"Well, when I started the first version of this record — the fake, cheating version — the intention was like, "What can it sound like? I want to be back on the radio. I want this, I want that." Then, last February, I think a lot of people know that my life fell apart.
"I got a divorce. The D-word."
“You just crumble, you know? I was down — I was all the way down. And I just felt like, ‘God, I gotta turn this around. I can’t go down like this. I have to know that this is happening for a reason.’ And I knew that I had to turn to music.”
Then, speaking with Refinery29, Gwen opened up more her now boyfriend Blake Shelton and the effect the relationship has had on her:
"I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I’m still going through, you think you’re hopeless. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You panic. It was a really super-unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience. I don’t think it’s an accident that that happened. It saved me."