Gwen Stefani looks stunning on the cover of April's Elle magazine, and inside talks exclusively and candidly to Shirley Manson about her busy life, workout regime, family, fashion, No Doubt and Brit culture as well as much more. Take a look behind the scenes at her shoot — here are some interview highlights:
- On her workout regime: "It’s a daily struggle. I work out five days a week, I can’t imagine not doing it. I’d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I’ve learned over the years that I’m so disappointed when I can’t wear the clothes I want to wear. And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I’m not looking my best, it’s not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it."
- On British culture: "It’s really weird becoming a part of it, because I was always such a fan! When I discovered music, it was all about the UK… Madness, The Specials, UB40, Depeche Mode, The Cure and all of that 1980s music that I worship. The music that they wrote was so English, it was so about their world, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. When you grow up in Orange County, you never think you’ll go there. The fact that I ended up with this English guy is really weird. I don’t know how that happened."
You can read everything Gwen has to say in April's Elle UK, out now.
Matthias Vriens McGrath/ courtesy of ELLE magazine