In a revealing new interview on AMP Radio with fellow The Voice star Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani opened up about her divorce from Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage.
But it was only last month that the former pair reportedly settled terms of their split.
Related: Gwen Has Taken Up 'Spiritual Exercising' Since Her Split!
So, when asked how the 46-year-old was adjusting to being single, she shared:
"My life is so extreme right now. My life basically blew up in my face. And now I'm in this new life, and it's pretty awesome I have to say — I'm so inspired and being back on the show, and just being in a new place. Everything just feels new. I just feel inspired. I don't know how else to describe it."
We can only imagine it takes some getting used to, especially when three kids — Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months — are involved.
The No Doubt rocker even became a little uneasy when Daly asked straight up if her new music is influenced specifically by the divorce:
"You just said the D-word on the radio! Wow . . . does anybody have a bucket? This is like, way more intense than I thought it was gonna be. I don't know. I'm just trying to explain it to everyone that this is crazy what's happening to me. Everybody that hears a song, and I don't have anything to hide. Everybody knows what my life was like before I was married. Could you imagine what my life is like now? It's crazy!"
Aw! Sounds like the Hollaback Girl is just trying to get her newly-single footing. Maybe that's something her and Blake Shelton can bond over??
Turns out, getting back to the music wasn't so easy at first:
"On the way into the studio the first time, I didn't want to go. I wanted to be in my bed, like, crying. And I did, I cried all the way down to Santa Monica, driving to Santa Monica, and I was like, 'What am I doing? Why am I doing this?'"
But she quickly figured it out:
"That feeling of being able to write again, that's everything to me. My value on myself is by songwriting … I think within 8 weeks I had 19 songs. I was like, 'Listen all I wanna do is I just want to say the truth. I just want the truth to come out. I just want to be honest and real that represents where I'm at right now.'"
We love her honesty — and we cannot wait to hear the result of all this studio time, especially now that we've heard Used To Love You!
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