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Gwen Stefani talks divorce from Gavin Rossdale: 'I wish it didn't happen'

In a candid interview with 94.7 Fresh FM's "The Tommy Show," the "Voice" star reflected on her divorce, expressing both regret and a positive outlook for the future.
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Three months after her split from Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani revealed she'd found romance with Blake Shelton. But in a candid interview with 94.7 Fresh FM’s "The Tommy Show" in Washington, D.C., the "Voice" star reflected on the divorce, expressing both regret and a positive outlook for the future.

“I wish it didn’t happen," she said Wednesday morning. "I wish that all of this wasn’t happening, but at the same time, I feel like it was part of my life journey."

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale got divorced
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale got divorced.Getty Images for City Of Hope

Stefani, who recently released the emotionally raw single "Used to Love You," added that she's grateful to have music as a creative outlet.

"In my life I’ve had two really bad heartbreaks and I’ve written some incredible music out of it and I feel so lucky to have that and to be able to share it," she said. "I feel like it’s part of what I contribute to the world and I feel really proud of that. There’s always good things that come out of bad things.”

However, her older songs serve as a reminder of some of the more difficult times during her 13-year marriage to Rossdale.

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“I feel like I go back and listen to a lot of that stuff, and I get sick," she said. "You look at the song and you go ‘That was a red flag. That was a moment where I was feeling just as bad as I feel today and why did I keep it up?'”

While Stefani said there were "so many bad things" about the divorce, it hasn't been entirely negative.

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"I do get to have a second chance, and I have a lot of joy right now, I really do," she said.

Stefani and Shelton, her fellow coach on "The Voice," confirmed their relationship two weeks ago, after rumors circulated that the pair were more than just co-stars.

In the two "Voice" episodes that have aired since the announcement, the couple have entertained viewers with their flirty banter.