Gwen Stefani Talks Marriage, Finding Balance in Life in Marie Claire

Posted on September 23, 2012

Gwen Stefani Abs in Marie Claire

Gwen Stefani shows off her toned abs on the cover of the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire. Gwen has had major successes as a designer and a musician, but she tells Marie Claire her biggest accomplishment is her marriage. Gwen also talks about cutting back and finding a balance with work and family life.

On Her Marriage to Gavin Rossdale: "My biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it's hard, everyone knows it's hard. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together. [Our relationship] is better than it's ever been. Like, we're learning about each other all the time. He's an amazing dad, he works so hard. He balances me out. And he - he never stops liking me, which is awesome! It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does."

On Cutting Back and Learning to Say No: "I've got myself in a lot of trouble by not saying no. This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that, and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up. I have learned to delegate. I missed the last two Fashion Weeks because they were when school started; I can't miss the first week of kindergarten."

Here is a behind-the-scenes video of Gwen's Marie Claire cover shoot. You can see photos from the cover shoot here. Take a look:

Photo: Marie Claire