Gwen Stefani has completely rebuilt her life around her family.
The “Voice” coach is on the November cover of Shape magazine; in the issue, she discusses her relationship with Blake Shelton and being a mother.
“I feel as if I spent the last four years healing—you know, trying to build my life again. Having a best friend like Blake to help me do that has been one of the greatest gifts,” she says of Shelton.
Speaking about motherhood, Stefani says, “One thing the kids have taught me is how to be more organized. I lived at home until I was 26, then I had a tour manager, then a manager, then an assistant. On tour, you even have somebody who has the key to your hotel room. But as a mom, you have to be the one in charge.”
Stefani also talks about her workout routine and staying in shape.
“I have no magic thing that I do to stay fit. I eat really clean, do my shows, and work out. I always feel better when I’m in a routine even though I sometimes hate it,” she says. “I play tennis, badly, with Blake. Then we go to the gym. I like to do squats and lunges and light weights. I don’t go crazy like I used to. I do just enough to make my body feel good.”
The singer also shares how she stays in touch with her roots.
“I’m an unusual product of an ordinary California family,” she admits. “My parents met in high school, my mom never worked, and we went to church on Sundays. Now I get to travel the world. And spending time in the middle of America [on Blake’s ranch]— that’s something I didn’t expect. The way we live at the ranch is really simple. There are watermelons that Blake planted and all my wildflowers. It’s a nice contrast to L.A., although I do keep 20 chickens in the backyard here at home, too.”