Lead singer Gavin McGragor Rossdale of the rock band Bush, was born on October 30, 1965 in London, and partly known for being married to the lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani. He discovered his musical talent with the help of his sister Lorraine's boyfriend, who played in a band called The Nobodyz, and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career in 1991. There, Rossdale worked a variety of odd jobs, including production assistant, and first met his future manager Dave Dorrell. A year later, Rossdale moved back to England and formed the band Future Primitive with the help of Dorrell. In 1994, they changed the name to Bush before releasing their debut album Sixteen Stone.
The album was an instant triumph for the pub-playing band and led to a headlining tour across the U.S. Many critics, however, saw Rossdale's hoarsed vocals and designless lyrics as a failed impression of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana - an assessment that followed the band throughout their time together. In an attempt to prove their authenticity, Bush released their grunge-infused album Razorblade Suitcase (1996) with the hit single "Swallowed." Although the album sold fewer copies than their first, it successfully withstood the domination of Britpop, making it a huge British success.
Bush then began straying away from the grunge genre and experimenting with electronic-inspired music, which resulted in a remix album comprised of electronically altered past singles, called Deconstructed (1997). They continued to further explore the methods behind experimental rock in their third studio album The Science of Things (1999) for which earned a Platinum certification, despite it being less successful than the band's past work.
In 2001, Bush returned to their post-grunge roots and released their fourth album Golden State. Despite rising to fame for their post-grunge sound, the album was a tremendous failure and was unable to acquire a Platinum certification like they had easily accomplished in the past. They later broke up in 2002.
After taking a break from music for two years, Rossdale formed the band Institute in 2004 and released their debut album Distort Yourself on September 13, 2005, to mild success. He then began working on his debut solo album WANDERlust in 2007, with his lead single "Love Remains the Same" hitting the airway in April 2008. The hit single debuted at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #27 by October of that year. Two years later, Rossdale reunited with Bush and released their comeback album The Sea of Memories on September 13, 2011.
Apart from his music career, Rossdale made several big-screen appearances, including his cameo debut as himself in the comedy Zoolander (2001) and substantial role in the fantasy horror film Constantine (2005) alongside Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz. He is set to star in the crime drama The Bling Ring with Emma Watson in 2013.
Gavin Rossdale Wife & Dating History Timeline
1988 - 1989
Pearl Lowe and Rossdale were together for a short while during the late '80s. Although Rosedale was the godfather of Pearl's daughter Daisy, whom he had grown close to, the couple ultimately broke it off in 1989. In 2004, however, a paternity test revealed that Rossdale was Daisy's real father. Reportedly, Rossdale excluded himself from Daisy's life following the big news, but later refuted the accusation in 2010, saying, "With Daisy, I just have to be respectful. I suppose it's more like a friendship."
1990 - 1994
Rossdale and Bush vocalist Jasmine Lewis supposedly dated in the 1990s. It was rumored that Rossdale had written the song "Glycerine" in her honor, but that didn't stop the two from parting ways after four years of dating.
1996 - Present
Gwen Stefani first caught Rossdale's eye when The Goo Goo Dolls, Bush and No Doubt went on tour together in December 1995. They dated for 7 years before tying the knot in two different ceremonies; one in London, the other in L.A. Stefani reportedly admitted that she held the latter ceremony so she could wear her stunning John Galliano wedding gown twice.
On May 26, 2006, Stefani gave birth to their son Kingston James McGregor Rossdale via Caesarean section at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The couple later welcomed their second son Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale on August 21, 2008.
Rumors that the couple's 10 year marriage was on the rocks began spreading around in October 2012, but Rossdale quickly dismissed the gossip, telling a photographer, "Of course not," after being questioned if it was in fact true. A month later, pictures of Rossdale grabbing the kids' nanny's butt while hiking in L.A. splashed across tabloids. But, it was obvious that it was a meaningless touch, maybe caused by loss of balance on both their parts.
When asked if the two were hooking up, a source reportedly told US Weekly, "He is not having an affair with his nanny. He's with her and the kids in a photo. It's harmless."