Gwen Stefani Says Blake Shelton ‘Saved’ Her After Divorce

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is all smiles these days with Blake Shelton, but exactly one year ago she was in a dark place following her split from hubby, Gavin Rossdale. Gwen tells NPR, ” I felt quite embarrassed. Fourteen. Together 20. 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.”

 But Gwen channeled her energy into a new album and it all lead to love too. “I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I’m still going through, you think you’re hopeless. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You panic. 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. I don’t think it’s an accident that that happened. It saved me.”

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