On the eve of the release of the new No Doubt album “Push and Shove,” lead singer Gwen Stefani sat down with Harper’s Bazaar for an interview that appears in the mag’s September 2012 issue.
Just don’t ask her about her weight if you want to stay on her good side. Stefani said, “I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous. There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself! But it’s more for my brain than it is for my body. I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”
She also spoke about balancing being a mom with being a rock star: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done — by far.”
One thing Stefani doesn’t find fun, though, is dealing with the tabloids. That doesn’t mean she lets it bother her. “That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn’t bother me,” she said. “It’s like water off a duck’s back. None of that stuff matters. There’s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don’t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It’s not part of my reality, so it’s okay.”