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Sunday 21 December 2014

Gwen Stefani wanted third child

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani has revealed her anguish that plans for a third child "didn't work out".

The No Doubt star opened up about her disappointment at not being able to give birth to another sibling for sons Kingston, six, and Zuma, four.

Gwen admitted that she is still coming to terms with the fact she can't control every aspect of her life.

"I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago, and it didn't work out," Gwen confessed to the British edition of Marie Claire magazine. "I feel good with what we've got. Everything works out how it should. You can't plan anything, right?"

The 43-year-old has been hugely successful with her career as a member of band No Doubt, as a solo singer and with her work as a fashion designer. However, the multi-talented star confessed she sees her personal life as her biggest achievement. Gwen showed her vulnerability as she explained it is her decade-long marriage to Bush musician Gavin Rossdale that she hails to be the thing she is most proud of.

"[I always wanted to stay married for a long time, it's] a miracle, my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine," Gwen revealed. "I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together."

The US trendsetter admitted she has softened her approach to work over recent years. She declared the reason her family life is so successful is because of the relaxed approach she has taken to her career and fitness.

"This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up," she revealed. "I would be up all night because my second baby didn't sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I'd wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool - da, da, da, At four o'clock, I'd be like, 'All right, I'm out of here. I'm going to go to the studio and try to write a record'. I'd sit on the couch [with my band mates] and be like, 'Let's do this now, because I'm missing time with the kids. I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed'. It was really hard."

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