Gwen Stefani: “I Would Be Blessed” If I Had A “Gay Son”
Gwen Stefani discusses the possibility of having a “gay son” in a new interview, saying it would make her feel “blessed.”
The topic came up during a chat with PrideSource, which brought up the singer’s three sons and noted that some people “don’t appreciate the fact that you allow them to explore their feminine sides by painting their nails.” Stefani said she’s not bothered by criticism from people she doesn’t know, and stressed, “As long as my boys are protected and happy and I’m spending quality time with them, whether it’s doing sports or doing nails, it really doesn’t matter.”
Stefani was then asked point-blank, “What would you say to one of your boys if they came out to you one day?” She answered, “I would be blessed with a gay son. You know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job.”
“It doesn’t really matter if you’re gay, straight, whatever,” Stefani went on to say. “There are good and bad people, and I would be happy. I just want my kids to be happy, and whatever journey God gives them is their journey. I just need to be there to be the most supportive mom that I can be and that’s what I’m gonna be.”
“The Voice” coach also revealed, “I always ask my gay friends, ‘Okay, so what was it like when you were a little boy?’ Because I do know that it’s gotta be difficult to be the alternative, to not be the mainstream, or to be different, if you want to call it that.” But, she said, “I feel like it’s less and less [like that] these days, and it’s hard for me to understand because it doesn’t seem different or weird or anything anymore because it just seems so normal to me.”
Stefani also told the outlet that she and boyfriend Blake Shelton have a “big posse” of gay friends. In praising the pals for being there for her over the last year, she said, “”They’re not representing all gay men, but they represent the ones in my life who’ve had a huge impact on me.”
“I turned to them this whole time period, during my whole [divorce] tragedy, and they have been really, really super supportive and loyal and made me look pretty when I didn’t feel pretty,” Stefani added. She’s pictured above last October with sons Zuma and Kingston.