They met in the mid-1990s when their two groups were at the height of their fame, but they didn’t reunite until several years later.
They tied the knot in 2002 with Stefani wearing a stunning dip-dyed pink wedding dress designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior.
The iconic dress now has its place in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Shortly after the wedding, they were rocked by the explosive revelation that Rossdale was the biological father of Pearl Lowe’s daughter, Daisy.
However, they managed to keep their relationship on track, with Rossdale cutting off contact with the girl he never knew he had, and the couple went on to have children of their own.
They became parents to three sons, Kingston in 2006, Zuma in 2008 and Apollo in 2014.
Just over a year after the birth of their third child, the marriage began to fall apart and Gwen filed for divorce in August 2015.
They issued a joint statement which read, “While we have both come to the mutual decision to no longer be marriage partners, we remain partners in parenthood and we commit to raising our three sons together in an environment. happy and healthy. . ”
It later emerged that Rossdale had been accused of cheating on Gwen with their nanny, Mindy Mann.
The blonde Australian, who was in her 20s at the time, had worked for the family for three years looking after their boys.
Us Weekly reported that Rossdale’s affair with Mann lasted three years and claimed Stefani found out about the relationship when she discovered texts between the two and photos on the family’s iPad.
A source told the publication: “The iPad was tied to Gavin’s phone.
“One of the other nannies found out about the exchange and told Gwen about it. “
Rossdale reportedly dismissed the lyrics as a “flirt” but confessed to his wife months later and the singer decided to end the marriage.
It is believed that the relationship continued throughout the time the nanny worked for them, including while Stefani was pregnant with Apollo.
Speaking after the split, the No Doubt star admitted she had ‘tortured’ herself for months as she tried to determine if her husband was unfaithful.
She even admitted that she still had the date – February 9, 2015 – inscribed in her mind as the date she first found out that her world was falling apart.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she said, “Everyone knows what happened next… I obviously know the date.
“It was the start of hell. Like six, seven, eight months of torture, trying to uncover this great secret. ”
She added that she wanted to “tell everyone” but remained silent about what was happening for the sake of her children.
Stefani continued, “What happened was prayer. This is my childhood, this is how I was raised
“And I think I got away from that. But you know when it gets so bad you get desperate?
“You are on your knees. You say to yourself, ‘What am I doing?’ You can’t even go to your parents and ask them what to do. ”
The singer then admitted that the divorce was difficult for her because she had ended up with joint custody of her sons and that meant they had to divide their time between the two parents.
Stefani said: “It was so crazy because not only did my family break up, but then my kids were taken away half the time, so it was really like, ‘What ?! What did I do?’ “
“My dreams have been shattered. All I wanted, all my life, was to have babies, to be married, like what my parents have.
“Then I remember thinking, ‘There must be a reason for this.’ Of course, you go through the “Why me?” And have mercy on yourself.
“But then I was like, ‘No, this has happened to me before and I did something good with it.’ ”
Stefani was referring to Tragic Kingdom, the hit album No Doubt that she wrote following her painful separation from teammate Tony Kanal.
The split was the origin of their classic hit Don’t Speak, which took the band to a new level of fame in 1996.
Since the divorce, Stefani has found love with her The Voice co-star Blake Shelton, while Rossdale