Gwen Stefani has welcomed her third child with Gavin Rossdale, her husband, into the world. It was a happy surprise baby for the couple, who had given up hope that they would have a third child back in October 2012.
The former No Doubt singer shared an Instagram picture of herself wearing a blue shirt and crown on January 17, telling everybody that she was having a boy. She captioned it with saying that she was already willing to give up her crown, but she would remain “Queen of the House” since it would be another boy. The couple already has two boys, Kingston and Zuma, who are seven and five respectively.
Back in October 2012, the singer and now fashion designer hinted that she had had a traumatic experience. She wanted a third baby about two years before the interview with Marie Claire but it never happened. Claiming that she was happy with the family she had, she refused to stop trying and was rewarded with their newborn.
On February 8, she shared another picture of her baby shower, which included guests like Jessica Alba and Kate Beckinsale. The picture was of the dessert table, and a range of blue-colored treats, including candy and donuts, to celebrate the fact that another boy was on the way. She also publically thanked Shelli Azoff for her “girly day.”
Stefani welcomed her third child into the world on Friday February 28. It was husband Rossdale who shared the new and unusual name: Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale.
While it seems unusual, there is a deep meaning to the middle names. Rossdale explained that both Bowie and Flynn are the maiden names of the baby boy’s grandmothers. Bowie belongs to Rossdale’s mother and Flynn to Stefani’s mother. He shared the explanation over Twitter, tagging his wife into the post, so fans would be able to see the update.
There is no confirmation of where Apollo came from, but the two are not known for their regular and traditional first names for their boys.
Until January, the couple never officially confirmed that they were expecting another baby. In October 2013, the L.A.M.B designer was spotted at an event cradling her bump. She then shared photos of the growing bump, so fans knew that the pregnancy was progressing well and the family was happy. The update on Instagram sharing the news that she would still be surrounded by boys was the first official announcement.
The last time Stefani was seen publically was in the middle of February, leaving everybody to guess whether she had had the baby yet or not.
Baby Apollo definitely has plenty of people to look after him. As well as his parents, he had two older brothers and an older half-sister, Daisy Lowe, who is Rossdale’s adult daughter from a previous relationship.
The two have been married for 11 years now and are still smitten with each other when looking at photographs. After believing that it was not going to happy, it’s a joy for Stefani and Rossdale to welcome their third child into the world.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham
The Daily Mail