No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani was joined by her hubby and fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale and the couple’s two sons Kingston, 6½, and 4-year-old Zuma as she delivered a chocolate cake to pal in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (December 16).
The blonde haired beauty recently opened up to Vogue about how the addition of two very “physical” boys have not only strengthened her 16-year-long love with her hubby but also changed it in many ways.
“Having kids takes the whole relationship to another place,” she explains. “It is the ultimate collaboration. Both of us have such strong opinions about how it should be, and it’s really fun to do it together.”
The sudden reality of parenting two active boys hit home full force in 2011 when Gavin headed out on tour with his band Bush to promote their first album after a 10-year hiatus.
With the parenting duo continents apart, the mom-of-two – who was once able to withstand longer stretches of separation from her husband – discovered that her family wasn’t nearly as functional without her better half.
“I mean, he was there for me mentally, but physically? These boys are physical. They wake up and they start punching each other!” Gwen laughs. “One thing we’ve had in our relationship the whole time is that we can have it both ways: together, not together, and it’s fine. But when you have kids? It’s not so great. They need him.”
“Once you have a family, it’s just so obvious how everyone needs each other,” she adds. “So it’s really nice to have him back.”View Slideshow »»