As we know, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were one of the couples that couldn’t survive the summer of 2015. The pair decided to end their marriage after thirteen years together. It came as a shock to many fans who loved the couple, but for those who followed Rossdale, they weren’t as surprised, as it’s known that, while he’s out on the road, he doesn’t exactly stay faithful to Gwen.
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) October 18, 2015
For the most part Stefani has been silent about the end of her marriage, but as The Inquisitr reported, she just released her first song post split, and it’s obvious to hear the emotion that she put into it.
Stefani has always been an artist that uses her music as a way to get out life’s greatest disappointments. She famously sang about her ex and bandmate Tony during the 90s. Now, she’s decided to sing about her heartbreak with Rossdale on the new song “Used to Love You.”
She decided to debut the song during her New York concert to the delight and surprise of many fans. Before she went into the song, Stefani addressed the crowd: “I’m talking about pain and love and my real life, and I just want to say thank you for listening. And I just want to share a song that I wrote recently. This song is really special.”
Here’s a video of Stefani singing the song:
— Noisey (@NoiseyMusic) October 18, 2015
Later on Stefani tweeted about the moment to all of her followers:
Wow New York so good thank u for sharing a special night w me gx pic.twitter.com/b0AvCG9l4O
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) October 18, 2015
After the news hit that Stefani had debuted her new song in concert, fans quickly got a hold of any audio recording they could get their hands on and tweeted support to the No Doubt singer.
@gwenstefani So emotional and special. This has to be a single. Tell me it will be released next Friday, please!
— ✦ NxD ✦ (@DearNoDoubt) October 18, 2015
@gwenstefani i used to love you sounds great! Good song.
— 90milesmiles (@90milesmiles) October 18, 2015
— sad2002 (@sad2002) October 18, 2015
Many fans are saying that this is the next “Don’t Speak,” which starts the whole new era of Gwen. As many know, “Don’t Speak” was a popular break up anthem when it hit the airwaves in 1996. It was the third single off of No Doubt’s album Tragic Kingdom, an album that put them on the map and made their status as iconic musicians.
As for Gwen and Gavin, according to TMZ their divorce was “a long time coming.” The two plan to seek joint custody of their children: Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.
TMZ also claimed that Stefani wasn’t happy with Gavin for his tour schedule, and the amount of time he would stay away from their family because of it. It’s said that Gwen “put pressure” on Gavin to stop touring altogether and to just stay at home, but Gavin reportedly called her out for being hypocritical given her busy touring schedule as well.
The two released a statement about their split by saying:
“‘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.”
When the news broke, US Weekly reported that Stefani was upset about the break up and had tried very hard to work on their marriage as much as she could for years. Stefani was in love with him and the family that they had created, said a source.
Despite their sad break up sources say that the two are just making sure that their children are OK and want to keep things civil around them.
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