Gwen Stefani: My weight is a daily struggle
March 9th, 2011
01:42 PM ET

Gwen Stefani: My weight is a daily struggle

Unlike most women in Hollywood, Gwen Stefani doesn't claim that she can eat whatever she wants and somehow still stay slim. In fact, the mother of two admits that keeping her tummy toned is a daily struggle.

"I work out five days a week," Stefani tells the April issue of Elle U.K., according to the Daily Mail. "I can’t imagine not doing it."

While Stefani admits to being a big fan of pizza—and even treated herself to a slice after presenting her Spring 2011 L.A.M.B. clothing collection at New York Fashion Week last September—she is very careful about her diet.

"I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I can't wear the clothes I want to wear," she tells Elle U.K. "And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I'm not looking my best, it's not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it."

The singer, who is married to rocker Gavin Rossdale, is equally strict about her beauty routine and confesses she wouldn't dream of leaving the house without her face on.

"I wear makeup every single day," she says. "I like to wear makeup for Gavin and I don't feel energized till I've put it on. Then I'm ready to go."

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  3. MadCityBabe

    no matter what................whatever you do, most people are simply A__Holes to one another

    April 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NoDoubt

    Miss you, Gwen!!! Make more music!

    March 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Holly

    Gwen is an amazing artist. She's beautiful with or without the make-up, also regardless of the weight. I do think she should take it easy for a little bit though; if she gains a little weight, big whoop, she's still Gwen. (:

    March 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Erin

    Sad about the makeup. IMO she was at her prettiest in the "Underneath It All" video segment where she barely had a speck of it on.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Thistle

      I totally agree with you! I was thinking about that video as I was reading this article, thinking how beautiful and natural she looked in that part of the video.

      March 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • KK

      I agree...she was very pretty even without makeup. She says she likes to wear it for Gavin...even though she's been wearing it way before him. I admit, I do feel good when I look my best, which would require a bit of makeup, but 99% of the time, I don't wear it. And when you don't wear it for a long time and you wear it once, people who see you everyday make such a big deal about it..."WOW!! You look different with makeup!!" No kidding, right.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. the_dude

    I bet she looks like a male prizefighter without all her makeup on.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Victor

    Who cares about her weight?

    When is she going to make another album?

    It's been forever since I heard a decent No Doubt song. Heck I'd even settle for a solo project!!!!

    Do something Gwen!!!!!

    March 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Naked Truth

    If she put 10% of the energy into her music that she puts into her make-up and waistline.

    Then all of her albums after the first No Doubt record would not SUCK!!!! Ahead of her time. She started focusing on vanity years before vanity ruined popular music of the last 10 years.

    March 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruthNaked

      If she put her effort into the music and not into looking good then she wouldn't be nearly as successful as she is. Sorry, but in this country, we buy music from people who we generally find physically attractive. Taking your advice would be career suicide for her. Oh by the way, for the most part, the music is produced and the beats are laid down by people whom you never see, and very little of the music is actually generated by the artists in question. The "artists" are just the face put on the music.

      Also, vanity has ruled music for more than 10 years in this country. David Cassidy? Franky and Annette? The 80's?

      March 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. angel

    everyone struggles with these issues-not just stars! we all try our best to look and feel good as we can-this is nothing new-we all want to eat pizza-why is it such a big deal she had a slice of pizza or anything else for that matter-stars are not normal people they have money to have the best of everything-while we are just normal people trying best we can just to put food on table-and enjoy life! kinda sad when news is a star has struggles with wieght nad had pizza when so much going on in world! love gwen and her music but this is sooo annoying to glamorize stars, their looks, what they eat who cares!!!! give us some news that is worthy!!!!

    March 14, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. c~bud

    She's cabbage.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rekha Kaula

    Yawn. That was lame. She's been telling this same story for the past decade "I work out everyday". Of course you do, Gwen, it's your job as a celebrity to do that. Good for you, but bad for us that once upon a time you looked like you might actually do something for rock 'n roll and all you turned out to be was an ambitious wolf in lamb's clothing. And you wear that fakery well......

    March 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • LASER eyes

      Rekha Kaula is the smartest person here. His post is the most accurate and insightful. Well done sir/mam

      March 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Doctor

      Oh , the Scorn & Resentment . . . & with Issues come Tissues . . .

      August 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Real World


    March 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tom

    yes ladies, please keep lying to the masses by wearing make up. men will continue to love you for it. you are not good enough the way you are so PAINT YOUR FACE.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • MTrop

      I have never understood this point of view. Before I say this, I know there are exceptions to the rule, but most women don't wear make-up to cover up insecurities..they like how their eyes look with eyeliner, or their lips with lipstick, so they use them. It's no different than wearing cologne or perfume instead of just smelling like your natural self, or wearing nice clothes. It's a different form of 'dressing up'. I never used to wear make-up in the past (I do now, by the way, because I've gained an interest in it) but I never thought women who did were shallow for it. I feel that it's really good to care about your toilette.. how you look, how you smell..

      March 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suze

      I have to agree with MTrop. I am not sure what makes people think that just because a woman wears makeup, she's insecure. I love playing with makeup. I think I look nice without it, but I also look nice with it. It's fun to dress up your face and accentuate your positive features. There are plenty of women who go overboard, but in general I think there is nothing wrong with a woman who wears makeup. I wouldn't tell a man not to wear a fancy watch, trim his beard, or wear cologne. It's all the same.

      March 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bigdaddy

    Is that makeup? I thought it was the real thing. Well, back to my cage.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  16. adam

    Gwen is dope. I could live inside her.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  17. D

    I like just a couple of her songs...but I really don't think she's all that attractive...its her heavy makeup that makes her recognizable...

    March 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nathan

    You know what they say; a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the Hollaback Girl.

    (You look fab, Gwen, no matter what you do. guuurrrrl.)

    March 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sarah

    I am sure that her husband thinks she is beautiful just the way she is.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Todd

    Have never found her attractive. Wears way too much make-up, that's just really unattractive, IMO. One of those girls that looks like a completely different person with her mask off....

    March 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. higher power

    Scat, mad hater, we're tired of poo....

    March 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Marsha

    If she didn't go out with her "face" on you know people would pick her apart. She looks amazing not just for her age but in general. She isn't going around insulting other women; she is stating this is how she feels and how she likes to present herself. I wish I looked half as good as she does and I am half her age!

    March 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. jillmarie

    I feel the same way she does, I need to look my best too. It's great to hear her admit this, and she has through the years. It takes a lot of work for most of us to look half as good as her. Rock your red lips, Gwen! I know I will.

    March 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mad hater

    Gwen you're such a who-were I love it

    March 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  25. well

    she's still hot though

    March 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. bob


    March 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • fail

      Sorry, you don't get an award for commenting first...

      March 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Kenadee

      She does all that and it still doesn't bother her that she looks almost exactly like his ex gay lover?

      March 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |

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