Gavin Rossdale on Gwen, Daisy, Kingston, and the new baby

05/28/2008 at 10:17 AM ET

Gavin_rossdaleexcl0329_1_cbbGavin Rossdale has sung his wife’s praises before, but it’s not just about her personality — he loves her style too. The 42-year-old musician tells The Daily Record that Gwen Stefani "always looks so great."

It’s like four different women a week coming out of the dressing room. It is fantastic.

Gwen may look put together, but the first trimesters of both pregnancies were tough on her — she was frequently ill. Gavin explained that he appreciates her hard work in "making a human," so he attempts to relieve smaller burdens in any way he can. The tennis fan used an example from 2-year-old son Kingston James McGregor‘s infancy to make his point.

Whatever I can do to help, I’ll do, but the guys get off light. We get to have the fun, then nip off, and the girls have to carry the physical burden of making a human, which is phenomenal.

Every day, I am more crazy about Kingston. He’ll do something and all over again I can’t believe how magic he is. This time, I feel a lot more confident. First time around, I hadn’teven held a baby for more than three minutes prior to Kingston beingborn. I didn’t even know how to burp him. When Kingston was born, the World Cup and Wimbledon were on and, because I was in LA, the matches were at five in the morning, so I could wake up and tell Gwen I would take him and that she should get some rest.

Click below to read about the baby’s "goth nursery" and Gavin’s comments on daughter Daisy.

Although Gavin will be busy promoting his latest album, Wanderlust, he plans to work touring and other requirements around the birth of the new baby, due in mid-summer.

It’s more than my life’s worth to miss the births of my children.I’d be dodging plates, and frying pans would be flying past my head. Iwant to be around and supportive and helpful. The first birth was sooverwhelming. It was the most thoughtful birth ever. 

Stating again that he and Gwen don’t want to know the sex of the child before the delivery, Gavin shared that they have chosen a design for the nursery, regardless of whether it’s a girl or boy.

We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. We’re into the surprise element.Plus we are going to put him in a black room. He’ll be a goth baby soit doesn’t matter if it is a girl or a boy.

Gavin also made a brief comment on a topic that he has been silent on for the last four years — his daughter Daisy, 19. Having discovered in 2004 that the fling he had with Pearl Lowe in the late 80s resulted in a child, Gavin was already wed to Gwen and had discussed starting a family. The news that Daisy was his daughter (rather than his godchild, as he had believed) was a blow the rocker says he has not yet come to terms with. Refusing to criticize Pearl, Gavin nonetheless made it clear that he didn’t appreciate the public spectacle the revelation became.

It’s not easy. It’s one of those things. It’s life. I had to dealwith it, which was unfortunate for Gwen and I because we are privatepeople. I didn’t want to run and hide. Someone has to take the highground, not be so attention-grabbing about it and just wait for it allto calm down. But I suppose Pearl and I are polar opposites.

Therelationship with Daisy will be there. It will be lovely when it’s notso career-oriented. It’s not private, but it should be an incrediblyprivate thing between the people involved, yet it gets commented onevery day of my life. I am the private guy in all this, but Daisy is anincredibly smart and beautiful girl. Things will work themselves out.

Gavin’s first solo record, Wanderlust, will be released on Tuesday, June 3rd; watch the trailer video to hear new songs here.

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xena on

Sorry but I find hard to believe in his comments.. I mean his relationship with his daughter is something that should be kept private. Still he and Gwin seems far from be very private. There are ton of celebrities even more famous than her and certainly more famous than him, who dont have the exposition they have with their baby boy..

Tigerlily on

Gavin is an inspiration to a lot of dads

Carrie on

Um..feng shui wise black rooms in general are a no no. He seems so genuine and has a solid relationship with Gwen. She got a good one:)
I don’t blame the frustration at the Daisy speculation. He must have been young when it happened and on top of it was not even aware of her existence for years. It’s pretty unfair to assume too much there.

mmh on

How funny! My son was born two days before Kingston and I too watched a lot of World Cup soccer while up at odd hours!!! I am a soccer fanatic and I loved introducing my son to it… I have even been telling my hubby that I want to wait until the next World Cup to have our second. =) Guess Gwen and Gavin couldn’t wait though! Love them!!

Allison on

Daisy was his God Daughter so they had some relationship before all of this I would guess.

cathy lee on

Carrie, he did know she existed. Until she was about 15 years old he believed she was only his god daughter. They’ve always been close, I’m guessing things got a little weird after the revelation.

LolaCola on

A black and white room may be nice, but I think I read somewhere that babies need bright colors to stimulate brain function.
It’s nice that he is at least trying to have a relationship with Daisy. Just because he was her godfather doesn’t mean they had a close relationship. I rarely seen my godparents.

J.M. on

It’s funny how he says, “he’ll be in a black room and he’ll be goth!” – perhaps he’s hoping for another baby boy!!

I think that it’s got to be wierd for both Gavin and Daisy to have this new discovery come into their lives but hopefully it will all work out.

lizzie on

Call me cynical, but I still find it hard to believe that Gavin had a relationship/fling with Pearl, she gave birth to a baby 9 months later and the idea that he might be the father never entered his mind. I hope he does try to have a relationship with her, regardless of what his feelings about Pearl are.

Sarah on

If I remember correctly, Pearl was living with someone at the time and her and Gavin’s fling was literally one night. I wonder if Gavin did think of it, but the chance of occurrence was so small and Pearl never brought it up … you know? I believe Daisy thinks of someone else as her dad. It must be a difficult situation for all involved.

I love the things he says about Gwen. Very sweet.

babyboopie on

I love the family, and I feel sorry for Gavin about Daisy- these things should be kept private- but at least they are happy, with Kingston and their new baby- I like the name Rochester for another boy?

brooke on

I feel bad for the situation with daisy and gavin, she must know and hear how much he talks loving about kingston and feel bad. I don’t blame gavin though he was lied too for 15yrs, but hopefully daisy and him can or do have some type of relationship because seeing him with two other children now may be hard for her. I think they are having another boy, always thought so

Madam Pince on

Since the Daisy revelation, I’ve always felt bad for Gavin — something I generally don’t grant wayward fathers. Daisy & Pearl have gone out of their way to speak ill of him in public, while he seems to have taken the high road. As for his ever having speculated that Daisy might have been his child, my belief is that men don’t focus on this much. Pearl certainly didn’t.

Louise on

i’m so glad gavin has spoken out about this…am tired of people making out her ‘abandoned’ her, which he clearly didn’t. even pearl has admitted he was the one who persued the dna tests in her autobiog.
i think the rossdale clan are great, and do nothing to court the publicity they get as someone above implied, they just lead a normal life and get on with things, its not like the beckhams where they do all they can to get in the papers.
the daisy revelation must have put a strain on their relationship, and i’m glad they have been able to continue as they were and keep a dignified silence on the matter,unlike the Lowe family.

go team Rossdale! lol

lily on

i think its awful to have a black room for a baby, even if its a teen, my god can you imagine being in your room all the time, with black walls, you would go crazy i bet, i hope he is joking about a goth room, and i do agree babies do need colors for stimulation.

Jes on

Xena, they can’t help that they are photographed. I don’t know if you followed their pregnancy, but they kept it quiet for a good while. Why aren’t they allowed to take their boy to the park or out to the zoo? Just because they are famous and want to do normal things with their kid doesn’t mean they aren’t private. It just means people pay for photographs of them.

Ans on

While Gwen and Gavin are not like the typical publicity-loving celebrities, they are far from private. Cate Blanchett, now there’s a woman who keeps her family life private. Gwen and Gavin have given no shortage of interviews about themselves, Kingston and their ideals, especially in the last few months.