In an extensive New York Times profile that takes a look at Gwen Stefani's upcoming solo album (her first in a decade, out next Friday), the singer describes the morning she learned her marriage was over. It was the morning after the 2015 Grammys, and when she woke up, she learned something that caused her life to be "literally blown up into my face." She won't say what exactly (presumably that was the morning she learned her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, was cheating on her with the nanny), but she says "it's a really good, juicy story" that would "shock" readers.
How she felt: "I'm gonna die. I am dead, actually. How do I save myself? What am I going to do? How do I not go down like this?" she recalls. She decided she had to turn the experience into music, and This Is What the Truth Feels Like is the result. As for her new romance with Blake Shelton, all she says to the Times is that when she went back to work on The Voice, she found out a "co-worker" was "going through literally the exact same thing in literally the exact same time frame," and the rest is history. (Click to see Gwen and Blake's flirty New Year's messages.)