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Gwen Stefani Talks Blobs

Gwen Stefani Talks Blobs

Us Weekly reports, “Why is it when Gwen Stefani calls her baby a “blob,” it seems charming, yet when pal Angelina Jolie did it, it sparked a media firestorm?” Good question! Check out some of the highlights from Gwen Stefani‘s interview with Elle UK:

  • On being pregnant in the public eye: “It was weird being pregnant in a fishbowl situation. Especially on days when you feel really fat and disgusting and not cute. Pregnancy was challenging in a way I didn’t expect. I was on tour and I was so sick. It was like PMS times a million.”
  • On her baby weight: “I worked out with my trainer throughout my whole pregnancy until about two weeks before. I cried during my last session. I was like, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t do this anymore. What am I doing?’ It was crazy. All my life I had to work hard to stay in shape. I’ve always struggled with it. I was a little chubby when I was younger, and I didn’t want to be that person forever. I became a swimmer at school — but only because I wanted to be skinner! I’m extremely vain. I like wearing cute clothes.”
  • On getting her figure back post-pregnancy: “There aren’t any tricks, it’s simple math: you put this much food in, you burn that much working out. I gave myself three months — but if I didn’t have an album coming out, there’s no way I would have gotten back into shape in that time. I worked out with my trainer five days a week, with weekends off. I would really recommend doing weights. I’m not into yoga and Pilates — they don’t work for me and I don’t have the patience. I’m more like a man, I like going to the gym and lifting weights or doing a little boxing.”
  • On whether her son, Kingston, and Brangelina’s daughter, Shiloh, play together: “Yeah! They were like two little blobs when they met. Maybe they’ll get married when they grow up? That’d be cute!”
  • On auditioning for the female lead in Mr. & Mrs. Smith:”I don’t know if I almost got it (the role), but I certainly put a lot of effort in. They were clearly looking for a certain girl, and you couldn’t get more opposite than me and Angelina.”
  • On the Hollywood body standard: “It sucks that that’s what is supposed to look good and that’s what everyone strives to be. There’s more to life than being on a diet. Clearly, I spend time thinking about it, and it’s something I’ve had to deal with in my life. As I get older, I try not to focus on it, it’s boring, it’s a waste of life. What I have learned is that whether I’m fatter or thinner, people seem to not mind, they like me either way. It’s more in your own mind than anyone else’s.”
  • On plastic surgery: “I enjoy a great surgery TV show as much as anyone — I watched a lotof those shows while I was pregnant! But it’s pretty bizarre that that’s where we’re at — that you can place an order for how you’re going to look. People take it pretty lightly, but it’s a big deal. I’ve thought it over but I’m not at that stage yet.”
  • On being married to a fellow rock star [Gavin Rossdale]: “There are negatives and positives, but for most part, it works. He can tell me about things going well or badly and I can totally relate to that. We were very lucky to find each other and we have this ongoing crazy love affair, with its peaks and valleys, like everyone else’s…Having Kingston has been the most romantic thing to have happened to us.”
  • On being down-to-earth: “I still read a menu and go, ‘Look at the price — I can get that!’ I still think, ‘I’m in First Class, this is awesome.’ It’s insane what’s going on in my life — I just can’t believe my luck.”

And get ready, Gwen will be performing her hit single “The Sweet Escape” on American Idol sometime this season, reportedly March.

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  • http://justjared Rose

    People just love to hate on Angie and stir up controversy. Every newborn is a blob. Zee and Madd were blobs too, she just didn’t know them at the blob stage. As she said, Shi started to odevelop persona;lity at 6 months. Love you Angie. Keep on loving on your family, especially that man who seems to care so much for you all!!

  • bdj

    AJ is one of those rare women where some women feel threaten by and try to tear apart. Every interview she gives is taken out of context and mis-printed by the media. GS and AJ are similar in that they are independent women who are rebels and beat to their own drums. They are not bound by society‘s views on how a woman is supposed to act and behaved. They are not the insecure girl next door but bold in your face women who are able to have a career and a family also. The “blob” comment was overused and blown way out of proportion. AJ is a good mother and loves all three children equally. GS seems to be enjoying Motherhood and getting a kick out of little Kingston. It is all good.

  • loli

    If she had got the Mrs Smith’s role instead of Angelina, Brangelina will not exist and Shiloh neither (sorry for my english lol)

  • Original jpf

    Jared & Audrey thanks.

    jpf

  • RBD

    “Why is it when Gwen Stefani calls her baby a “blob,” it seems charming, yet when pal Angelina Jolie did it, it sparked a media firestorm?”
    Hmm..I dunno…Maybe because Gwen didn’t mention how she feels less for her child. Angelina went on and on..and on how she has to remind herself to tend to Shiloh’s needs, just because she was born privelged.

  • bdj

    A perfect example of someone taking an interview out of context and running with it. No matter what AJ does or say, someone will misinterpret. Maddox and Zahara came with their own set of problems. Zahara almost died and could still have health issues. However, AJ has made a conscious decision to be there for all three children. It is easy to focus on one child with special needs and ignore the others. However, a good Mother takes this into account and will be there for all her children.

  • Grace

    Love BAMZS and Gwen. Thanks so very much JJ for always being fair to the Jolie-Pitts. Peace

  • http://deleted Love em

    What did you think of Gwen’s interview?

    I think Gwen Stefani is so real and so down-to-earth. She’s honest about her weight battles and the fact that her marriage has peaks and valleys. I like Pitt and Jolie too, but overall, when I think of happy, blessed families, the Rossdales are at the top. They’re married, , and they did things in a traditional way, which I totally admire.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    gwen is cool. and her “blob” baby, lol. people need to stop getting all uptight about what these celebs say. angelina catches so much slack because she’s the most popular female celeb on the planet.

  • kat

    I love Gwen. and I love Angelina. They are two of the coolest chicks in hollywood. Unique in their own way.

    On whether her son, Kingston, and Brangelina’s daughter, Shiloh, play together: “Yeah! They were like two little blobs when they met. Maybe they’ll get married when they grow up? That’d be cute!”

    I agree with Gwen wouldn’t that be cute! Imagine that they’d probably be hollywood’s hottest couple in the future. and their parents are pretty cool!

  • nina

    I completely agree with RBD.
    The “media firestorm” wasn’t just a reaction to the “blob” comment, but to the whole statement about the differences between her children, and how she feels about them.. that was the context most of you feel the blob comment was taken out of, which is even worse.

  • cpo

    no matter what, angelina gets scrutinized for every little thing she says. No win situation. i’m sure she loves her children though, and i believe that the press will keep asking her if their is that difference because she is an adoptive mom with a biological child as well.

  • Lily

    It WOULD be sooooooooooooo adorable if Shiloh and Kingston got married. Imagine what THEIR kids would look like!!

    Love Gwen and BAMZS

  • MIKESMOM

    I am glad to hear that Angie has a standup [i am woman hear me roar]
    friend like herself, in her corner …… you go Gwen!!!

  • coalharbourqt

    bdj, Love Em, & Kat – ITA and thank you for being voices of reason! I’m a huge fan of both of these women for living their lives on their own terms – something that many in our society today STILL can’t seem to handle. I’m thrilled to know that they are friends and that Shiloh and Kingston have had a play date together :-)

  • coalharbourqt

    I was having a conversation with another chick on the previous GS thread and wanted to post some of my comments on this thread, as a lot of what I have to say and feel applies to why I am such a huge fan of Gwen AND Angelina’s, so here it is:

    (The other person was offended by Gwen’s Harajuku Girls and feels that Gwen is ‘exploiting a whole race’ by having them)

    So having 4 Harajuku Girls as an artistic expression of her creativity is exploiting a whole race? Are they being paid slave wages for a job that they willingly agreed to? The way you talk you’d think she had the whole Japanese race enslaved making LAMB clothing in a sweatshop or something.

    Personally, I’m much more offended and concerned about the exploitation of WOMEN in music today – by MEN! Seriously, can you even turn on the tv these days without seeing some stupid rap video with women shaking their asses (and more) at the camera and dancing like strippers. Somewhere along the way rappers decided to glamorize the stripper lifestyle and everyone seems to have bought it, hook line and sinker.

    And yet you choose to villify a strong, independent woman who calls her own shots and presents a much classier, successful image of what a woman can be. Until women stop cutting down the “tall poppies” that have exceeded everyone’s expectations of what a woman can accomplish (whether as a singer, actress, lawyer, doctor, etc.) we will never gain gender equality. We’re our own worst enemies.

  • mel

    I don’t understand why people dissect everything celebrities say. Who give a rats butt what Angelina and Gwen say or think. If you don’t know them personally then you really have no idea what kind of person they are. Do the majority of our co-workers and clients really know us? Take what they say with a grain of salt. No mother in the world should have to justify and profess their love for their children to complete strangers, not even fans. The whole thing is ridiculous!

  • Original jpf

    Mel, I couldn’t agree more. In my opinion anyone who’d rather concentrate on the words leaning more towards the negative probably seek the negative over the positive regarding anything she says or does.

    jpf

  • Original jpf

    coalharbourqt Says: January 31st, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    bdj, Love Em, & Kat – ITA and thank you for being voices of reason! I’m a huge fan of both of these women for living their lives on their own terms – something that many in our society today STILL can’t seem to handle. I’m thrilled to know that they are friends and that Shiloh and Kingston have had a play date together

    ^^^^

    I got such a huge grin on my face after I first read that. I just envisioned them drooling, loud, laughing, crawling, crying, taking each others bottles/pacifiers, and just totally happy and unaware of how famous they each are.

    jpf

  • squid

    Gwen’s cool, I love that she admits she’s vain and self-conscious about herself. Her baby is ADORABLE– I’d explode from the cuteness of I ever saw Kingston & Shiloh at once.

    coalharbourqt – ITA.. it’s a vicious system, women vs women, esp. when they don’t know each other!

  • Amy

    Like I said before, while I don’t like Angelina all that much (not because I think she’s OMGMANSTEALER because obviously the idea of stealing people is ludicrous, I just don’t get all the hype about her), her words were clearly taken much out of context. I can tell that both AJ and Gwen are very capable, loving parents, and their children aren’t going to grow up mentally unstable because their moms called them a “blob”.
    That being said, I admire Gwen for being a very real person and admitting her flaws, but I don’t get how someone can be so open and yet look so superficial. Kingston is also a little cutie.

  • dark faith

    some one who doesnt like a person for whatever reason will focus on that person’s words and attach only the negative to it, if that person allrady doesnt like you then what ever you say is bad.

  • dark faith

    i like angelina and i dont boliave she is over hype it’s just that some people dont andurstand her, and thats when they dont get why other people like her.

    one of the best reasons to like her is that she is different she isnt shoved down youre troat as she were a sweet syrup.

  • anon

    I can tell you why there is no controversy around Gwen:

    (a) no love triangle issues
    (b) immediately before calling him a blob she didn’t say she “had less inclination to feel for her” like Mangelina did about Shiloh.
    (c) We see Gwen being an active and adoring parent to Kingston. We don’t see whats-her-face doing that with Shiloh.

  • Shut-up

    hum lets seee ANon #24

    1 – Gwen goes out with Kingston about 20 Paps around her not in her face.

    2 – Angie goes out with Shi and 100 Paps in her way, pushing and clawing to get near her child.

    3. – Gwen has 1 kid

    4. – Angie has 3

    You must be as stupid as you sound. The only thing in your post that made sence was the afore mention of the love triangle that faniston like you are always bringing up. PLease Please go and read that interview with Angie again. If you want I will even translate and send a picture book to you.

  • Scorp

    #24 – (c) We see Gwen being an active and adoring parent to Kingston. We don’t see whats-her-face doing that with Shiloh.

    As a public, we don’t see a lot of things celebrities do…that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I believe their was a sighting a few weeks back posted on here via People magazine of Angelina with Shiloh in the courtyard of the building her mother lived in playing and cuddling with her. Because their is no pic of that, it didn’t happen? That’s a silly presumption, IMO.

    I’m not a blind worshipping fan girl, but feel safe in saying I could never judge somebody’s else’s feelings for their child based on an interview, the word blob being thrown about, or paparazzi pics. That’s goes for both Gwen and Angelina.

  • dark faith

    thankfuly people make more sence by not judging when they dont know i do agree when angelina goes out with shy they need the body guards the paps would be over them like voltures on raw meat it is different for gwen they are not harrased as much

  • Dancer

    I think AJ chose an unfortunate set of words. She clearly loves and adores all of her children. She, unlike most stars, doesn’t have a publicist and she says things straight out. Most stars have publicists coaching them on everything they say, do and wear. She and Brad clearly try to give each child special time and maybe they don’t bring Shiloh out as much because of the paps. As you can see by Brad’s actions since Angelina’s mother died–they are like a pack of ravenous dogs going after blood. If you are going to criticize Angelina and Brad for not having Shiloh in the spotlight then there are tons of stars that deserve equal criticism–Suri Cruise, Jayden Spears-Federline to name a few. Where are they? You see Isabella and Connor. You see Sean Preston. So where are the other two? And look at how Will Smith put his son in his Happyness movie? Where are his other children?
    Like I said in the first part–Angelina clearly loves all of her children as does Brad! That is what is important–not a bunch of folks who don’t know her interpreting her words to mean things that her actions prove false.

  • HOTTEST COUPLE EVER

    Kingston and Shiloh play together. So sweet.

  • dark faith

    you are very right dancer

  • the real tita

    I wonder what it would be like when these babies have their first birthday parties. Would they be inviting all the kids that have sprouted at just about the time they have?
    Wouldn’t it be cool to see all those babies and their siblings in one big party. I bet those pics are going to be worth some bucks. The papz will be killing each other trying to climb trees and fences for a good shot.

    Oh, well. If wishes were horses…

  • The Psychologist

    The fact is Gwen is nothing like Angie. Angie was calling Shi a blob in comparison to Zee and Mad or at least that’s how it came across. Also there have been several instances in which Angie has attempted to undermine Shi in order to promote Mad and Zee. Gwen perhaps echoed Angie’s comments to give her support. P.S. Gwen Rules

  • African Girl

    God, some celebs are so lucky. They get to say whatever they want without controversy

    On being married to her hubby – There are postive and negatives, but for the most part it works. (So Matter of factly, no gushing, no declaration of undying love….where are the break up rumors or the Gwen is bored with Gavin rumor?”

    On Being Pregnant – Two words “fat and Disgusting” (She didn’t paint a rosy picture of her pregnancy…where are the “She didn’t want the baby, she only got pregnant to keep Gavin” rumors?)

    On getting her figure – I worked out through out my pregnancy. (No “What?!! She is so obsessed with her weight, she doesn’t care about her baby” outrage)

    Like I said, some celebs are very, very lucky.

  • African Girl

    Gwen Stefani – 1 Child
    Angelina Jolie – 3 Children

    Now, common sense tells us which parent will have more time to be active with their child but since common sense it not so common, let’ break it down shall we

    I have an apple…and I want to give it to one person, what percentage of that apple will they get? Well…since they have no one to share it with, they get all of it. Same question but 3 people this time. Anybody….Scorp you wanna take this one? Come now, try….1 apple for 3 people? Think, think…. alright, alright no need to cry, I’ll help you.1/3….each person gets 1/3. Now, do you get why Gwen Stafani can be active with her ONE child? Let’s not even bring in the paparazzi factor (another lesson for another day)

  • African Girl

    Scorp,
    My sincerest apologies…my post was directed at #24 / Anon. Again, sorry about that.

  • bdj

    AJ did not call Shiloh a “blob” in relation to her other children. That is a bunch of bull. The interviewer first described little babies as blobs, not AJ. AJ said Shiloh now has a personality. Critics want to pit Shiloh aganist Maddox and Zahara to fit their negative feelings, not AJ. AJ loves all three children equally. People really need to learn to read interviews and not give into the hype created by media with agendas.

  • Original jpf

    33 African Girl Says: January 31st, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    God, some celebs are so lucky. They get to say whatever they want without controversy

    On being married to her hubby – There are postive and negatives, but for the most part it works. (So Matter of factly, no gushing, no declaration of undying love….where are the break up rumors or the Gwen is bored with Gavin rumor?”

    On Being Pregnant – Two words “fat and Disgusting” (She didn’t paint a rosy picture of her pregnancy…where are the “She didn’t want the baby, she only got pregnant to keep Gavin” rumors?)

    On getting her figure – I worked out through out my pregnancy. (No “What?!! She is so obsessed with her weight, she doesn’t care about her baby” outrage)

    Like I said, some celebs are very, very lucky.

    ^^^^

    Love it. You cut to the heart of it. Leave every word of the interview but exchange it with Angelina’s name, what you’ve said is exactly what would have happened, and the very reason that there’s less than 40 hits on this thread. People can’t argue the facts as you’ve laid them out.

    Good j.o.b AG

    jpf

  • Original jpf

    34 African Girl Says: January 31st, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Gwen Stefani – 1 Child
    Angelina Jolie – 3 Children

    Now, common sense tells us which parent will have more time to be active with their child but since common sense it not so common, let’ break it down shall we

    I have an apple…and I want to give it to one person, what percentage of that apple will they get? Well…since they have no one to share it with, they get all of it. Same question but 3 people this time. Anybody….Scorp you wanna take this one? Come now, try….1 apple for 3 people? Think, think…. alright, alright no need to cry, I’ll help you.1/3….each person gets 1/3. Now, do you get why Gwen Stafani can be active with her ONE child? Let’s not even bring in the paparazzi factor (another lesson for another day)

    ^^^^

    LOl! I think expect Angelina to carry one of them in her mouth! Hey, there are pictures of her back when she firt got Zee where she was carrying the both, and I can guarantee you she was criticized for “putting them in danger” since the pap’s were all around. Remember those pic’s? You know what? I’m just happy Angelina doesn’t respond to the knuckleheads. She knows they’d just find something else to rant about.

    jpf

  • Original jpf

    22 dark faith Says: January 31st, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    some one who doesnt like a person for whatever reason will focus on that person’s words and attach only the negative to it, if that person allrady doesnt like you then what ever you say is bad.

    ^^^^

    There it is right there and I believe it’s something Angelina is very aware of and the reason she says “why sweat it?”

    jpf

  • Simone

    I am truly tired of some ppl saying anything
    (anything!) negative about Angelina. This is
    a young woman that loves & genuinely &
    generously helps kids and people around the
    globe – as we all know. It is INSANE to say
    she doesn’t love her own child, the adorable
    one she has with the man she obviously loves.
    They are like glued together, working or not.
    I am talking about the same Brad Pitt who had
    looooong periods of separation from x. What
    “triangle” are you talking about, anon?!

    BRAD DUMPED MANISTON, AS DID V.V:
    NOTHING TO DO WITH ANGIE, AND
    EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MANISTON.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    lol. I cant recall Gwen getting this many comments before, I wonder why.

  • Same old song

    Where are all the “Moms’ who couldn’t ever think of a reason to call their newborn baby a blog? Can we say HYPOCRITES.

    Love how 32 The Psychologist created two excuses for Gwen. First that she did it to help out Angelina (meaning she would never really say that about her Kingston). Second since she only has one child it is ok to call him a blob.

    Thanks Jared. Just more evidence that haters just hate; there is not reason behind it.

  • dark faith

    oviously there is no real reason to hate angelina all those who do just want someone to hate and use the now tired love triangle that should have ended long ago as an excuse, they take what happened with this people personaly and blame angelina because they see themselves as the X place when they dont know what happened the X has to be blamed to, enything angelina does or says is bad for them.

    i wonder who was really ofended by her words i was at other post before and after shy was born and all those kids were called horroble names by nasty people that are soppost to be grown ups now they act offended, gwen doesnt need to defend angelina or make excuses for her they know each other she was there when shy was a newborn as her own son gwen knows angelina loves her kids or wouldnt be trying to have their son be apart of their family, angelina is not trying to undermine shiloh it seems she is trying to put her on the same position as her other two kids for them all to be treated the same in the public eye. but then again the people who hate her with out eny reason except for the fact thay have cast her as the villain in their own personal movie that only plays in their deluded minds will always find fault with her no matter what and they will die hating someone who didnt do enything to them.

  • Please!!!!

    Oh shut it people! Gwen is not controversial like Angelina Jolie. Jolie has taken us up and down and round and round with her ANTICS. She’s doing better now and good for her.

    Gwen has never been “mental.” She comes from a decent family, has a stable marriage and is raising a beautiful baby.