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Gavin Rossdale wishes he had ‘more of a connection’ with ex Gwen Stefani

Gavin Rossdale wishes he had ‘more of a connection’ with ex-wife Gwen Stefani credit:Bang Showbiz
Gavin Rossdale wishes he had ‘more of a connection’ with ex-wife Gwen Stefani credit:Bang Showbiz

Gavin Rossdale wishes he had “more of a connection” with ex-wife Gwen Stefani.

The Bush frontman, 58, who has three children with the 54-year-old ‘Rich Girl’ singer – from whom he split in 2015 – added in a new interview he felt “handcuffed” because he didn’t want to “say anything negative” about his former partner.

He told the ‘Amy and TJ’ podcast with Amy Robach and TJ Holmes: “I never thought I’d ever get divorced. So there’s a simple shame in my life.”

Talking about how both his parents had been married three times and he never wanted his children to have a similar experience, Gavin added: “I feel bad for my kids, that’s it.

“I wish I could have found a way to not have that in their lives. It wasn’t fun for me to come from a broken home.

“It can be quite debilitating for kids… the overriding things is you don’t want to let your kids down.”

Gavin has sons Kingston, 17, Zuma, 15, and Apollo, 10, with Gwen, who he married in 2002 before they broke up amid rumours he cheated on her with their nanny.

He added: “The biggest thing would be when you see the kids that sometimes there’s a loss.

“It’d be nice if there was more of a connection with the person who made them with me.”

Gwen has moved on with country singer Blake Shelton, 47, who she married in 2021 after they met on the set of ‘The Voice’ while the singer was in the midst of his divorce from 40-year-old fellow country performer Miranda Lambert.

Gavin went on about his life bumping into Gwen and her new partner since their split: “I go to a lot of events where there’s ‘the other team’. so to speak, and I just feel really proud of myself in my consistency as a father. I know in my heart that I’m super consistent.”

He also said their “debilitating” divorce was a “very contentious, hugely emotional, flared-up situation.”

Dad-of-four Gavin – who also has daughter Daisy, 35, from his previous relationship with 53-year-old fashion designer Pearl Lowe – recently made his romance with musician girlfriend Xhoana Instagram-official.