Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were together for twenty years – for seven of those years, they were dating and for the other thirteen they were married. Although there were rumors at different times that they were having problems, they pushed through and kept a united front. It’s been a couple of years since the two abruptly called it quits on their marriage, so join us for a trip down memory lane with these 11 things you didn’t know about their relationship:
11. First Meeting
The two singers met back in 1995 when No Doubt went on tour to open for Bush, along with Goo Goo Dolls. Rossdale was pretty smitten when he first saw her. “I first saw her on Rollerblades,” he told People. “I don’t know what it was, something about her. She ruined my concentration.” The head of Stefani’s label was the one who introduced them. Her first impression of him was that he was really cute and he was equally attracted to her.
10. First Date
Rossdale was looking for opportunity to get to know Stefani, so he threw a party when they were in New Orleans and then made his move. “I threw a party in New Orleans just as an excuse to hang out with her. We drank a bunch of hurricanes and went around the French Quarter. We had our first kiss that night, just walking around, being careful to step over the puddles of pee. The next day we had that sort of cute, embarrassed, sober meet-up,” he told Details magazine.
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