Music geniuses mostly write songs about their personal lives. Although this is not true to everyone, this is mostly the case among artists — think Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. Gwen Stefani is not an exemption.
Stefani’s new album, “This Is What The Truth Feels Like,” is dubbed by People as her “rebound album” and a “personal and artistic triumph.”
The album is 10 years in the making and only happened after her split with Gavin Rossdale. Now her new album not just talks about her former flame but also of her rebound guy, Blake Shelton, and his ex, Miranda Lambert.
According to Hollywood Life, “Rare,” is about Stefani finding someone she never expected (Shelton) and disses his ex wife. They lyrics say, ““I won’t be dumb to give perfection up,” she sings at one point, later adding, “You’re rare and only a stupid girl would let you go.”
Technically, according to the lyrics, Stefani calls Lambert dumb and stupid for divorcing Shelton.
Stefani and Rossdale have been married for almost 13 years and have three children together: Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and 17-month-old Apollo.
Stefani filed for divorce due to the belief that Rossdale was “cheating” on her to their former nanny, Mindy Mann, according to TMZ and sources tell the publication that the split was “a long time coming.”
The two announced their separation in a joint statement saying, “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
Stefani and Shelton are both mentor judges in the reality TV show “The Voice” and started dating a few months after both their public divorces.
In an interview with US Magazine, Stefani shares how she and Shelton helped her go through her break-up.
“I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I’m still going through, you think you’re hopeless. You don’t know what’s going to happen,” she told the website. “You panic. It was a really super-unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience. I don’t think it’s an accident that that happened. It saved me.”