Gavin Rossdale on the Challenges of Co-Parenting With Gwen Stefani

The pandemic has made us question many of the things we do, including cutting down on those we don’t necessarily have to do. But, can you deny a parent the right to see their kids? That was the real ‘dilemma’ that musician Gavin Rossdale and ex-wife Gwen Stefani had to solve during the outbreak.

Gavin Rossdale in front of a microphone
Gavin Rossdale on the Challenges of Co-Parenting With Gwen Stefani

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 pictured with his three children in front of his house
Gavin Rossdale on the Challenges of Co-Parenting With Gwen Stefani

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 Rossdale pictured with now ex-wife Gwen Stefani during an event
Gavin Rossdale on the Challenges of Co-Parenting With Gwen Stefani

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.

Three Scrumptious Hot Chocolate Balls to Help Enjoy the Cool Weather

hot chocolate with marshmallow

Homemade or store-bought, hot chocolate balls are an amazing treat that anyone can enjoy. When the air starts turning crisp and fresh, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a warm cup of sweet delight, and these festive balls full of hot cocoa mix, spices, marshmallows, and sprinkles offer instant gratification. It’s great fun watching them dissolve as all the goodies that are hidden inside decorate the cup. With so many flavors to choose from, we decided to showcase our top three picks that are sure to impress. 

#3. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Balls

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate BallsPumpkin spice is a great way to get into the autumn spirit. While you’re enjoying watching the season change and bringing out your favorite scarves and sweaters, indulge in a cup of delicious pumpkin spice hot cocoa! These balls can be found for sale in individual boxes or in sets, and are coated in high-quality Belgian chocolate, filled with marshmallows and tasty pumpkin spice. Some are even shaped like pumpkins!

#2. Hot Chocolate Balls for Halloween

Hot Chocolate Balls for HalloweenNo holiday celebrates candy quite as well as Halloween, which makes it the perfect occasion for these Halloween-themed hot cocoa balls. There are many spooky options to choose from in stores ranging from whimsical spider designs, candy corn, and Jack-o’-lanterns to recreations of famous scary cartoon and movie characters. It’s a perfect choice for thematic Halloween party drinks or even to give out to trick-or-treaters. 

#1. Caramel Candy and Fudge Brownie Balls

Caramel Candy and Fudge Brownie BallsIf you enjoy decadent, classic flavors of fudge brownies and caramel candy, you will love these hot chocolate balls. They come in two sets of five, with each ball individually wrapped in shiny bronze and gold foil. The flavors are sensational and rich, which makes them perfect for a chilly evening when a bit of warmth is welcomed. A box of these would make the perfect gift for someone with a serious sweet tooth!