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Gone are his care-free days and in are singer Gavin Rossdale‘s many responsibilities as a father to sons Kingston James McGregor, 2, and Zuma Nesta Rock, 11 weeks. Before becoming a dad, the 43-year-old admits that he was "probably more reckless and thinking a bit less about the consequences," but after marrying singer Gwen Stefani and starting a family, Gavin’s perspective on life has taken a positive turn. "What I’ve found from having children is that they just want to make you be better," shares the proud papa, who wants to "make sure I’m good for them when they check me out."
Taking a hiatus from his music career after 10 years with his former band Bush, Gavin has found success as a solo artist, however, shares that the continued fame does take its toll. Not unlike many fathers, Gavin must deal with the guilt of leaving his family behind as he fulfills his work-related obligations, causing him to "feel a bit bad." Gavin explains, "Like, I left my son. He was on holiday and I left the older one to come [to the Brittania Awards.] So I feel bad leaving them."
Although spending some quality time with her boys on a vacation in Hawaii, Gwen is sure to have her hands full! Gavin shares,
"[Zuma] is super mellow and at the moment very Buddha-like. Apparently Zuma’s more trouble [than Kingston] but I thought that he was perfect all the way."