Singer Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale, frontman for the rock band Bush, are getting a divorce after 13 years of marriage.
"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," the couple said in a joint statement, E! News reported
. "To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time."
Stefani, who fronted the group No Doubt, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences, Beverly Hills Patch reported
. Stefani is a California native, born in Fullerton and raised in Orange County. Rossdale is a London native.
Stefani and Rossdale are asking for joint custody of their three boys, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 1, according to TMZ
. The celebrity website wrote that it appeared that their individual petitions were filed at the same time.
"Sources tell TMZ there is no prenup, so the 50/50 California community property laws kick in," wrote TMZ. "(The) 45-year-old Gwen is worth a reported $80 million, and 49-year-old Gavin's worth an estimated $35 million. Given the length of the marriage, that will probably all go into one pot before it's divided. Gwen checked the box on the form to deny Gavin spousal support."
Rossdale criticized tabloid rumors that he and Stefani were getting a divorce last year, saying on "The Howard Stern Show" that stories of their demise were "super-painful."
"Of course, it's humiliating," Rossdale said. "Especially when you just put so much in and people…they just want you to fail."
Stefani hinted about the difficulties of marriage in the March issue of Cosmopolitan
"We go through so much together — it's a miracle that we could stay together this long," Stefani told Cosmo. "(Gavin's) on a short tour right now, and he wrote me the sweetest note this morning.
"It's good to have those days when we both do our own things. I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality. That's especially important for women — it's hard to find time for yourself," Stefani continued.
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