Gavin Rossdale has nothing but nice things to say about Gwen Stefani, even after their divorce.
Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale—with whom she shares three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2—in August 2015 after 13 years of marriage and a 20-year relationship. It was reported at the time that the couple had split because Rossdale had been cheating on Stefani with family nanny, although neither party ever commented on the rumor.
And while their divorce was finalized in April 2016, that doesn’t mean there’s any bad blood between the couple. In fact, it would seem that the pair are on excellent terms, especially considering the comments Rossdale made about his ex-wife in a recent interview with The Sun’s Fabulous magazine. In the interview, he revealed that he didn’t actually want the divorce, saying “[Divorce] was completely opposite to what I wanted. But here we are. Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through.”
Despite the difficult pain that comes with any divorce, Rossdale’s opinion of his ex-wife has never changed. “We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible. It’s a lifetime. I still think she’s incredible,” he said in the interview, which was published on Sunday and carried out last November. “It was a lovely 20 years and we have three amazing children,” he continued. “There were a lot of positives, and with time they’ll become more and more obvious.”
Stefani has since moved on with country singer and fellow Voice judge Blake Shelton, but for Rossdale, his focus remains solely on his children and being a good co-parent. “For me, it’s just thinking about the boys and how to prioritize them.” As far as his relationship with Gwen, he remains silent but respectful, adding “that’s what I’ll be forever.”