Gwen Stefani: Marriage Isn't Easy

March 8, 2011 By:
Gwen Stefani: Marriage Isn't Easy

Gwen Stefani and hubby Gavin Rossdale have been through it all--fame, kids, gay rumors--but they're still going strong.

Most Hollywood marriages have a shelf life of just months, but Gwen and Gavin have been going strong for over 14 years. How do they do it?! Apparently lots of make-up, exercise and of course unconditional love.

Gwen graces the cover of Elle UK's April issue in which she talks about marriage, her body, her ambitions and much more.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

Gwen on marriage:

"I've been with Gavin for 14 years, and, let's face it, that is a huge accomplishment. I feel so proud of that – it hasn’t been the easiest journey."

Gwen on working out:

"I work out five days a week, I can’t imagine not doing it. I’d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I’ve learned over the years that I’m so disappointed when I can’t wear the clothes I want to wear. And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I’m not looking my best, it’s not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it."

Gwen on what drives her:

"I think of myself as really lazy. My ideal day would be to never get out of bed. No one can force me to do something unless I'm passionate about it."

Gwen on make-up:

"I wear make-up every single day; I like to wear make-up for Gavin and I don't feel energized till I've put it on, then I'm ready to go."

On modesty:

"I have this real masculine-feminine thing: I'm not really that sexy – I get all made up and then I like to be a tough girl. I didn't even wear high heels until I was in my thirties! To me, [stripping off] is so boring."