At age 47, Gwen Stefani gives up her dream of hav­ing a baby with Blake Shel­ton to fo­cus on mar­riage and their fu­ture to­gether

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For Gwen Stefani, the pas­sage of time is bit­ter­sweet. While she’s spo­ken of­ten about how much she loves watch­ing her three sons with her ex-hus­band, Gavin Ross­dale, grow up and thrive, the singer also ad­mits she strug­gled when her youngest, Apollo, turned 3 earli- er this year. “I re­ally love the baby stuff,” con­fesses Gwen. “I miss it.”

Now, her plan to have a child with Blake Shel­ton is per­ma­nently on hold. And it was Gwen’s de­ci­sion, Life & Style has ex­clu­sively learned. “Her baby dream was con­sum­ing them,” re­veals an

in­sider. “It put too much stress on Gwen and Blake and took a real toll on their re­la­tion­ship.” In­stead, adds the in­sider, Gwen wants to fo­cus on the cou­ple’s wedding plans and spend­ing the rest of their lives to­gether.


Gwen, who turns 48 on Oct. 3, didn’t give up eas­ily. “She had no prob­lems get­ting preg­nant when she was mar­ried to Gavin, but of course, she

was younger then,” notes a source. When she failed to get preg­nant, Gwen con­sid­ered hir­ing a sur­ro­gate or adopt­ing. Gwen knows Blake, 41, loves her sons, Kingston, 11, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, but she wanted him to know what it felt like to have a bi­o­log­i­cal child of his own. “Blake al­ways told her that he didn’t need to have a baby,” the source says, but she wor­ried that he would one day regret the de­ci­sion to not have kids. Blake’s been sup­port­ive of her choice to put their baby plans off, though. “Gwen still has fears that one day Blake could end up re­gret­ting it,” says the in­sider, “but for now, they are happy.”

And they’re pour­ing their en­ergy into plan­ning their nup­tials. “Though Gwen wanted a Cal­i­for­nia wedding at first, Blake has made her fall in love with the idea of a down- home coun- try wedding in Ok­la­homa,” says the in­sider. “She wants to have a corn maze, and she and Blake have even talked about hav­ing rides for all the’s go­ing to be a huge wedding, and it’s go­ing to be unique.” Gwen knows she’s found the per­fect groom. “Blake loves Gwen,” says the in­sider, “and he un­der­stands that their love is far more im­por­tant than hav­ing a baby.”

Happy With Her Boys sis­ter Al­though Gwen hoped for a lit­tle now for Apollo, Kingston and Zuma, she’s three con­tent be­ing a mom of three. “Hav­ing boys is a full-time job,” says the in­sider. chaos!” “Another child may have just been

Change of Heart “Gwen had been ob­sessed with hav­ing Blake’s baby,” says an in­sider. But even­tu­ally, “She de­cided that she doesn’t want that any­more.”

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