Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorced in 2015, after being married for 13 years.
Not wanting to go through divorce
Recently, Rossdale admitted that he did not want to go through the divorce. He described the experience as completely opposite to what he wanted. To him, divorce was one of the hardest and most painful experiences in life.
He said that he would have done many things differently if he could turn back the clock.
According to the 51-year-old, the couple were together for 20 years. He still thinks that Stefani is “pretty incredible”.
Stefani and Rossdale have 3 sons- Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8 and Apollo, 2. The divorced parents remain committed to co-parenting and are amicable in this aspect. To Rossdale, the “only good thing” is that they care for their children and they do everything to minimize the impact the divorce has on the children.
Stefani, on the other hand, felt like a failure for ending her marriage. In Stefani’s words, “the intention of being married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success.”
Stefani felt that she had to work harder than the rest at marriage as she and her ex-husband were celebrities, in music and from different countries.
See: Stephanie Petit, “Gavin Rossdale Didn’t Want to Divorce Gwen Stefani”, Time, 23 January 2017
Contested divorce Singapore
From time to time, I encounter clients who do not wish to divorce their spouse.
Their spouse would provide reasons to the Court as to why they want a divorce. My clients would then prepare a “defence” to explain why the divorce should not be granted. This marks the start of contested divorce Singapore.
Most couples go through mediation, hoping to reach an out-of-court settlement. If they are not able to reach a settlement, they are required to go through a trial for the Court to decide if the marriage has indeed broken down. This marks the end of contested divorce Singapore.
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