After 13 years of marital relationship, virtually two decades with each other, and 3 youngsters, Stefani and Rossdale revealed their separation in 2015. “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” they stated in a declaration to People.
Shelton later on informed Billboard that his and Stefani’s separations taking place around the very same time belonged to what brought them better with each other, initially as buddies. “She didn’t tell me much, because we didn’t know each other at the time,” he stated, “but she said, ‘I’m going through something very similar to what you’re going through. I understand. And I hate it.’ That’s kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day . . . Next thing I know, I wake up and she’s all I care about, and I’m wondering if she feels the same about me.”