Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Norwegian. She and her brother Eric began the band No Doubt when Gwen was a teenager and she moved from backing vocals to lead singer when their original lead, John Spence, committed suicide. She dated band-mate Tony Kanal for seven years, before marrying English rocker Gavin Rossdale on 14 September 2002 in London. They had three children together before divorcing in 2016.
Was on her High School swim team.
Lead singer for the band No Doubt.
Met future ex-husband Gavin Rossdale (Bush) in 1996 at a concert she was playing with her band No Doubt.
Inspired by such musicals as The Sound of Music (1965), and Annie (1982).
Has one sister, Jill and two brothers, Eric Stefani and Todd Stefani.
Eric Stefani, her brother, was the keyboardist for No Doubt.
Attended Cal State Fullerton.
Has a her own fashion label named L.A.M.B. which goes on sale in Spring 2004.
Her father, Dennis Stefani, is of Italian descent, and her mother, Patti (Flynn), is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Norwegian ancestry.
Was voted one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004.
Arrived an hour late for her wedding.
Many big celebs like Nicky Rothschild, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, and Halle Berry have been spotted wearing her popular bag, and clothing line titled L.A.M.B.
Ranked #22 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely. There are moments where I think that we made an amazing record and I'm so proud of it, but I don't wake up and go, "Wow, I'm amazing.
It's always odd to talk about my fashion. It's something you look at-you don't need to talk about it.
I don't know what I'm going to do, but I've always wanted to do the family thing
At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family and I'm not going to have time to be running around the world doing this shit and being greedy. I can always write songs. But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn't. I can at home. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone. I don't want to drop off and not be on the radio or not be able to talk about myself for hours. I don't want it to go away. But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place.
I'm really emotional. I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead. I've learnt not to do that.
I've been making a conscious effort not to think about the future. I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant. I don't know what I will be doing in 10 years. How old will I be? Forty-five. I don't want to think about it to be honest, because it's a waste of time. Tomorrow night I'll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great. It's all about right now.