Growing boys. Gwen Stefani and ex-husband Gavin Rossdale’s three kids are getting so big. While they don’t make appearances on their parents’ social media profiles often, the former couple never misses an opportunity to gush about their sons.
“My sweetest boy, you are the shine of my sun. I love everything about you,” the Bush frontman wrote via Instagram on son Zuma’s 14th birthday. “So happy you’re mine. You’ve even made me fall in like with baseball. YOU HAVE AN ARM OF GOLD. And you can hit the life out of a ball that flies at 80 mph.”
The amicable exes first met in 1995 when Gwen’s No Doubt opened for Bush in London. They tied the knot in September 2002 in London and welcomed three boys together: Kingston, born in May 2006, Zuma, born in August 2008, and Apollo, born in February 2014. Gwen filed for divorce in August 2015 and began dating her The Voice costar Blake Shelton later that year. Gwen and Gavin’s divorce was finalized in the following April.
Gwen and the country crooner got engaged in October 2020 and got married at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch on July 3, 2021.
While Gwen and Gavin tend to keep their distance during their children’s sporting events, she’s often accompanied by her husband.
“He wants to be there for everything — sports games, family dinners, even homework,” a source previously told Life & Style exclusively, adding, “It’s not a sacrifice, as far as he’s concerned, but a privilege.”
For his part, the “God’s Country” singer opened up about taking on the role of stepdad during an interview with Lon Helton during the Country Music Radio Seminar in March 2022, saying, “I’ve married into a family.”
“You got three boys? Awesome! My dad did it. My dad raised me. I could do this,” Blake said, recalling the early stages of his relationship with Gwen. “I didn’t know what I was signing up for, but I was all about signing up for it. And every day, I’ve fallen in love with the boys as much as I do with Gwen.”
Blake often reflects on his meaningful relationship with his stepsons and the three boys seem to be just as fond of their stepfather, as a source told In Touch in February 2020 they are “well-adjusted.”
“They feel like they have two dads,” the insider added.
Scroll through the gallery below to see what Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo look like now!