We take a look back at the rock royal couple's 20-year relationship
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have filed for divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage, confirming what we all suspected – that love is dead.
The couple released a joint statement declaring the split a ‘mutual decision’, insisting they will remain committed to raising their three sons Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6 and Apollo, one:
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
According to papers obtained by TMZ, Gwen filed for divorce citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the split.
The 45-year-old ‘Hollaback Girl’, who is worth a reported $85 million, has filed for joint custody of her three sons and declined to pay Brit-born Gavin spousal support.
The rock royal couple were married in 2002 after dating for six years, with the No Doubt frontwoman wearing an unforgettable ombre blush pink John Galliano dress for their London wedding.
Their 20-year relationship was not without its trials and tribulations. In 2004, their marriage was rocked by the news that Gavin was the biological father of model Daisy Lowe, after she took a DNA test.
Gavin reportedly cut off all contact with Daisy’s mother Pearl but he has since developed a relationship his now 26-year-old daughter.
Then in 2010, Gavin admitted to having had a relationship with 80s pop star Marilyn (real name Peter Robinson) despite denying the rumours for 15 years.
Plus, that time Gwen had adult braces and pink hair.
“We go through so much together – it’s a miracle that we could stay together this long,” Gwen told Cosmopolitan back in February.
Let?s take a look back at their (comparatively) enduring love. Someone pass the tissues?
The rockin’ couple got together back in 1996 when No Doubt and Bush went on tour together
Look at them – were a pair ever so well matched?
Two years in and it was pretty obvious these two were in it for the long haul
Gavin didn’t even try and compete with Gwen’s 2001 abs. Rightly so.
The pair were wed in St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on 14th September 2002. Never one to go mainstream, Gwen chose a blush pink ombre wedding dress custom made for her by designer John Galliano.
The two made a gorgeous red carpet pair, with Gavin coming out to support Gwen at the premiere of ‘The Aviator’ where the No Doubt singer made a cameo as Jean Harlow.
Look at the love. LOOK AT IT.
Of course Gwen did maternity style like no other when pregnant with the couple’s first son Kingston back in 2006.
The couple split their time between LA and London throughout their 13-year marriage
In 2008, Kingston became a big brother to Zuma.
The couple that plays together, stays together. Or so we all thought.
Gwen and Gav were convinced their family of four was complete but little did they know a surprise was just around the corner…
Gavin revealed that Gwen broke the news of her third pregnancy to him over email. “I got this email on the road, from Gwen, and the title was in capitals, ‘LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW.’ I was like, ‘What is this?’ My blood pressure went through the roof. And I opened the e-mail, and it was the pregnancy stick,” he told DJ Howard Stern.
The couple, who have not been spotted together since July 4th, have cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason behind their divorce.