More than five years after they went their separate ways, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have been granted an annulment by the Catholic Church, according to a new report. Gwen Stefani was told the decision was made by the Vatican tribunal.
The pair called it quits in August 2015. Apparently, she will be receiving the notification in writing in the next few weeks, but it’s official. This comes at the perfect time for Gwen Stefani, who recently got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Blake Shelton.
Waiting for the annulment served as a barrier between Gwen Stefani and her now-fiancé Blake trying to get married in a church. It was a huge relief for Gwen Stefani because she wanted to get married by her priest and have the marriage recognized by the Catholic church.
The singer had begun the formal process to have her marriage to Gavin Rossdale annulled because religion has always been extremely important to her. Fast forward to the beginning of 2020, and the coronavirus pandemic reportedly changed her feelings about waiting to marry Blake Shelton until the annulment had officially gone through.
Luckily, things ended up getting pushed through right in time for Gwen Stefani, who got engaged less than three months ago. Now that her annulment from Gavin Rossdale--with whom she shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6--is official, wedding planning is in full effect.