The Parents of 3 Had to Shift Their Custody Schedule
During a recent appearance on “Trunk Nation,” Gavin discussed how he and Gwen are managing the unprecedented situation of co-parenting in these testing times. Their three kids — Kingston (13), Zuma (11), and Apollo (6) — used to spend time with the Bush singer “every five days or so.” But now, the parents have decided on longer stays with each of them.
Gavin Rossdale on Post-Divorce Co-Parenting
The kids stayed with Gavin for the first two weeks of the health crisis, and then they went to Oklahoma to stay with their mother and her boyfriend, Blake Shelton, on their 10,000-acre ranch. This back and forth shuffling has really made it harder for all divorced parents who, like Gavin and Gwen, have to manage exposure to the virus and ensuring the kids spend time with both parents.
Gavin says that the main problem comes from not knowing who will bring the virus. When he’s at home, isolating and not meeting people, he knows that no one’s bringing him trouble. But when you send the kids to someone else, and then they come back to you, then it’s tough to tell if they haven’t caught anything along the way. The solution he and Stefani have come up with is more FaceTime, so Rossdale can keep in touch with his kids.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani split in 2015 after almost 13 years of marriage. The two have tried to keep things civil and are trying to be good parents despite being divorced.