Gwen Stefani Opens Up On Not Feeling Comfortable With Sexuality
Here’s what the 45-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On responding to the phrase “I Don’t Know How She Does It” to her life: “There isn’t any truth to the work-life balance thing. I don’t want people to think that I could do these things without having all the help I have. I have a full-time assistant. I have nannies. I have tutors. I have housekeepers and managers and an army of people who help me with L.A.M.B.,. Even then, someone still suffers every day. Like today, poor Apollo got bummed out when I walked by him. I do feel guilty – a lot.”
On sexuality: “We have this sexual side to us that is alluring and powerful. It’s a gift. When you discover it when you are around 14, it feels amazing. But you learn it’s fleeting. Sexuality is something I’ve never felt comfortable with. I won’t be doing any topless photo shoots anytime soon. It’s not my thing. I don’t judge people for it, but I didn’t even wear high heels until I was 30. It’s important to evolve outside of your sexuality to entertain people. It was never a card that I played or will play – ever.”
On never regretting her fashion wardrobe choices: “Everything seems to have a reason for looking a certain way. If you [hand] me an old photo of myself, I can tell you why I’m wearing what I’m wearing. Somebody just showed me a picture of me at an MTV awards, where I was wearing this blue fur bathing suit top. Right away, I was like, ‘Yup, I know why I wore that.’ I had just gotten off a two-and-a-half year tour with No Doubt and I felt like I needed to break free a bit. How can anyone regret wearing something? I never do. It reflects who you are at that moment.”
Also pictured: Gwen showing her stripes while arriving at a business meeting on Tuesday (February 17) in Studio City, Calif.