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Plat­inum blonde hair and red lips aren’t the be-all and end-all of Gwen Ste­fani. The 46-year-old pop­star’s sold mil­lions of records as a solo artist and as the front­woman of ’90s group No Doubt. And all that ex­pe­ri­ence has helped her be­come one of the most pop­u­lar men­tors on real­ity tal­ent show The Voice (2011-cur­rent), along­side mu­si­cians Adam Levine, Phar­rell Wil­liams and new boyfriend Blake Shel­ton.

She was named af­ter a stew­ardess 1

in Arthur Hai­ley’s 1968 novel Air­port by her Ital­ian-Amer­i­can mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive dad Den­nis and ac­coun­tant mom Patti, who’s of Celtic her­itage.

She’s writ­ten loads of hit songs 2

but re­vealed that it was “a dif­fi­cult process” be­cause she’s dyslexic.

Gwen’s brother Eric (48) asked her 3

to sing for his band in 1986 – No Doubt. Then-17-year-old Gwen was the backup vo­cal­ist un­til lead singer John Spence com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1987.

She mar­ried her muso boyfriend 4

Gavin Ross­dale (front­man of rock band Bush) in 2002 in Lon­don. Their son Kingston was born in 2006, fol­lowed by Zuma in 2008. Their third son, Apollo is two years old.

Gwen filed for di­vorce in 2015 5

af­ter Gavin’s af­fair with the kids’ nanny. She’s cur­rently dat­ing coun­try singer Blake Shel­ton (39).

She isn’t just a singer and real­ity 6

TV per­son­al­ity – Gwen’s an ac­tress too. She made her act­ing de­but in Martin Scorcese’s 2004 bi­o­graph­i­cal drama movie The Avi­a­tor, play­ing Jean Har­low op­po­site Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s also the same year she re­leased her first solo al­bum Love. An­gel. Mu­sic. Baby and her clothing line L.A.M.B, which is in­flu­enced by Gu­atemalan, Ja­panese, and Ja­maican fash­ions.

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