Gwen Stefani Says Her Life 'Fell Apart' During Her Divorce, But Blake Shelton Saved Her
“When I started the first version of this record — the fake, cheating version — the intention was like, ‘What can it sound like? I want to be back on the radio. I want this, I want that.’ Then, last February, I think a lot of people know that my life fell apart,” the 46-year-old singer told NPR.
“I got a divorce. The D-word,” Gwen added. “You just crumble, you know? I was down — I was all the way down. And I just felt like, ‘God, I gotta turn this around. I can’t go down like this. I have to know that this is happening for a reason.’ And I knew that I had to turn to music.”
Gwen had support from her new boyfriend Blake Shelton to get her through the breakup.
“It was a really super unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience,” she told Refinery29. “I don’t think it’s an accident that that happened. It saved me.”