Gwen Stefani Reveals How She is ‘Tackling’ Aging: ‘Have to Face Life’

by Jennifer Shea

Singer and former “The Voice” coach Gwen Stefani is feeling great about her life. And she says that has affected how she looks.

It isn’t easy for a woman in her 50s to be in the public spotlight. And even though she’s not a movie star, Stefani is definitely aware of the glare of those Hollywood klieg lights.

“People talking about my aging is a compliment, I guess. I’m kind of obsessed with how I’m aging, too,” Stefani recently told The Daily Telegraph’s “Stellar.”

Gwen Stefani Credits Blake Shelton for Her Appearance

“It’s really hard for everyone to age and have to face life,” Stefani said. “Especially for females and people who have been in the spotlight it can be daunting, but you tackle it by just trying to be the most beautiful version of yourself inside and out.”

Stefani certainly seems to feel her relationship with country star and fellow “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton has made her the best possible version of herself she can be. The couple got engaged last autumn.

But Stefani isn’t hawking any youth serums or anti-aging products. She just wants to gush about Shelton, to whom she attributes her glowing appearance.

“Blake is the greatest guy,” Stefani told the Telegraph. “I look back over the past few years and look at pictures of when I first started kissing Blake, and I look the best I’ve ever looked in my life in those photos. Love must look good on me. I feel like that does show through – it really does.”

Stefani Praises Country Music Songwriting

Meanwhile, Stefani has been delving into the world of country music, thanks in no small part to Shelton’s influence, she revealed in a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“Some of the songwriting in country music is just, you know, masterful,” she told Kimmel, according to UPI. “And it’s storytelling and it’s just very familiar in a lot of ways in the sense that like, the story is getting across. The heart is getting across and the message and so I just learned a lot and I’m just so happy I got to be opened up to the whole genre.”

Indeed, on an October 2020 episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Stefani reimagined pop hits like “Don’t Speak” and “Hollaback Girl” as country tunes. The former No Doubt frontwoman is nothing if not musically agile.