CALL­ING IT QUITS

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Gwen Ste­fani ex­plains why she’s ready to re­tire.

When Gwen Ste­fani takes the stage at Planet Hol­ly­wood’s Zap­pos The­ater on June 27 for the first show of her Las Ve­gas res­i­dency, she’s told friends, it’ll be the be­gin­ning of the end of her mu­si­cal ca­reer. “She’s tak­ing an hon­est look at her life and what’s im­por­tant, and she sees the end com­ing very soon,” an in­sider tells Life & Style. “Gwen sees her Ve­gas res­i­dency as her last stop.” Af­ter a 30-year singing ca­reer, both with No Doubt and as a solo artist, Gwen, 48, has been speak­ing openly about her chang­ing pri­or­i­ties and de­sire to spend more time with sons Kingston, 12, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, 4. “It’s hard [to be a tour­ing mu­si­cian] with the kids,” she says, “be­cause they’re in school and I’m not home­school­ing, and you can’t pull them out. It’s not fair [to] them.” She says the 25-date Ve­gas res­i­dency, made up of small clus­ters of shows be­tween June and next March, is more man­age­able for her as a mom. And she has noth­ing planned be­yond that. “I’m ob­vi­ously at the end of my jour­ney of be­ing a mu­si­cian be­cause of my age,” she says. In 2015, Gwen filed for di­vorce from the fa­ther of her boys, Gavin Ross­dale, and soon af­ter, she started dat­ing Blake Shel­ton, 41. “Since her mar­riage to Gavin ended, she’s all about putting fam­ily first,” the in­sider says. “Her kids and Blake are now her main pri­or­i­ties, and she wants to be home with them more.”

Gwen (with sons Zuma and Kingston, in­set) “is re­assess­ing things as she ap­proaches 50,” an in­sider says. ing on Fo­cus y life famil

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