Two weeks away from her new album "Push and Shove" dropping on September 25th, Gwen Stefani found herself covering the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.
The 42-year-old singer showed off her killer abs in a cropped military style jacket and baggy pants for the Peggy Sirota front page shot while dishing about everything from her family to her crazy schedule.
Highlights from Miss Stefani's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Marie Claire!
On raising two boys close in age:
“From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”
On her busy schedule while recoding "Push and Shove":
"I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn't sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I'd wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o'clock, I'd be like, 'All right, I'm out of here, I'm going to go to the studio' and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, 'Let's do this now because I'm missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.' It was really hard."
On her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale:
“A miracle…my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”