Not everyone can find love after a miserable break up which is why Gwen Stefani values her relationship so much.
Singers and reality show judges Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been dropping major relationship goals ever since they went public about their relationship in 2015. Their life saw a massive shift after they fell for each other four years ago on the set of The Voice and Stefani cannot be more thankful for that. Both Shelton and Stefani had come out of turbulent relationships when they started seeing each other; Gwen had also admitted that her marriage with English singer Gavin Rossdale, who cheated on her, was "torturous." So when she finally got lucky to have a loving partner, she wanted to do everything to make it last.
While they have spoken about each other endearing on multiple occasions, her interview with SHAPE magazine has shown that when one is in love and being loved, scars from the past start to heal and one develops a positive perspective of life. Especially Gwen, who had a rather unhappy marital run with Rossdale, the horrors of which followed her until she met Shelton. In an interview with PEOPLE, she had confessed that she went through months of torture and thought nobody would believe her if she goes on to reveal the details.
"Nobody would believe it if I could really say what happened. I went through months and months of torture," she said. But the No Doubt singer is now at a very happy place in her life and feels grateful for being healed by the man she loves so dearly.
"I feel as if I spent the last four years healing — you know, trying to build my life again," Stefani, 50, said. "Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts," she said.
Stefani who has had a very humble upbringing also modestly mentioned that she never thought that she will be able to travel the world, as now she is splitting time between Los Angeles, where she is shooting season 17 of The Voice with Shelton, and his Oklahoma ranch. However, she says that they lead a rather simple life in his ranch.
"I'm an unusual product of an ordinary California family," she said. "My parents met in high school, my mom never worked, and we went to church on Sundays. Now I get to travel the world. And spending time in the middle of America [on Blake's ranch] — that's something I didn't expect. The way we live at the ranch is really simple. There are watermelons that Blake planted and all my wildflowers. It's a nice contrast to L.A., although I do keep 20 chickens in the backyard here at home too."
The mother-of-three (her children with Rossdale) also stresses that with time she has learned how to balance work and personal life. While she loves taking up projects and being busy, she makes sure that she has ample time for Shelton and her sons, reports PEOPLE.
"I love having projects. But I also love to be in my bed and have downtime," she said. "I love to know that I don't have the guilt of being so busy that I miss out on taking my kids to school," she said.
She continued, "Balance is the hardest thing, but it's also the most important — being with my family, having time with Blake where we just watch movies," she later added. "It seems like, with your career, you have to keep swimming, keep moving, or else you're going to look back and go, 'Shoot, it's over.' I don't like feeling like that. I want to do creative things when I want, and I want to stop chasing all the time. It's hard, but I'm really enjoying being in the moment."