After six years together, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were more than ready to get married – even if the bride was an hour late to the ceremony. The couple exchanged vows on September 14, 2002 during a traditional Anglican service at St. Paul’s Covent Garden in London. Stefani carried a delicate bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids and her grandmother’s Catholic prayer book down the aisle. A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. According to Stefani, it was held so that she could wear a custom-designed wedding dress by British-Gibraltarian fashion designer John Galliano twice. The fashion-forward singer, who has since also become a best selling designer, wore a bright lipstick that echoed the hot-pink hue detailing the bottom of her hand-painted gown.
Stefani and Rossdale met in December 1995 when No Doubt and rock band Goo Goo Dolls went on tour opening for alternative rock band Bush. Rossdale was the lead singer and guitarist for Bush.
The couple have two sons: Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, who was born May 26, 2006, and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, who was born August 21, 2008. In December 2005, Stefani and Rossdale announced that they were expecting their first child together. The pregnancy was first reported by Us Weekly, and Stefani confirmed the pregnancy by shouting “I want you to sing so loud that the baby hears it” during a concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after her press agent stated that it was untrue. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, was born via caesarean section at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles weighing 7 lb 8 oz. In January 2008, it was confirmed by her father-in-law that Stefani was expecting her second child. As of the date of announcement, she was 13 weeks along. Reports from In Touch magazine came in on August 21, 2008, reporting that Stefani had checked in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was scheduled to give birth via C-section around 10:00 a.m. People confirmed that Stefani gave birth to a Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, who was born at 12:46 PST on August 21, 2008 weighing 8 lb 8 oz.
The couple discovered in 2004 that Rossdale had a daughter, Daisy Lowe (born in 1989) from a previous fling with model and designer Pearl Lowe when Rossdale took a paternity test. Stefani was “devastated and infuriated” at the discovery, leading to a rocky patch in her relationship with Rossdale. Though Rossdale remains Daisy’s godfather, he has severed all ties with the Lowes. Stefani’s song “Danger Zone” was widely believed to be about the discovery and its aftermath. However, the song was written prior to the incident.