While we’re all used to seeing Gwen Stefani all glamorous and done up, she says when it comes to spending time with beau Blake Shelton on his Oklahoma ranch, she likes to get down and dirty just like everyone else.
“It’s very tribal,” she tells “Marie Claire.” “Blake has a sister, she comes with her kids. We cook and get muddy and dirty. There are ATVs. Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place. Everything is real now, whereas before, things didn’t seem so real.”
In the same story, Gwen reflects on her split from ex Gavin Rossdale, and shares that she now believes it was something that was “meant to happen.”
“For a long time, I could not understand why I’d had so much heartache in my life,” she says. “What I learned was that my heartbreak was supposed to happen, that it was my purpose to write about and share my story.” She adds, “I met at least 50 to 100 people before each show on my tour and got to hear that my truth and my story translated, and I feel very lucky and honored knowing that."