There’s No Doubt about it — motherhood is hard work! But is sounds like it hasn’t exactly been a ‘Sweet Escape’ for popstar Gwen Stefani, who graces ELLE UK‘s October issue. Gwen, 42, opens up about her two sons – Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 4 – and the pressures of being a working mom.
On motherhood: “Being a mom is hard, I think a lot of working moms feel that way. [They want] to have time to be themselves as well but, it’s really hard, there’s a price to pay.”
On juggling career and motherhood: “The only thing I really worry about is, again – like, I keep bringing it up because it’s my biggest stress – how do I do this and that? How do I do both? So that’s like the constant battle that I have every day. I do worry about that all the time. There are always days that somebody suffers…Like today, I’m here talking to you and my son is at the beach. It would be super fun to watch his little four-year-old chunky legs running around, you know.”
On making sacrifices: “I’ve missed the last couple of fashion weeks because of school. I can’t leave the kids, I can’t miss the first week of kindergarten. I just can’t.”
On husband Gavin Rossdale: “He’s home now for, like, seven days, so just him being home makes everything different. In a good way. But also in a hard way because it changes everything.”
For more from Gwen, go to ELLE UK…