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Gwen Stefani reveals how she coped through painful divorce

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale settled their divorce in October and the experience has been understandably difficult for the Rich Girl singer. The star, who was married to Gavin for almost 13 years, used her heartbreak to create her latest album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, and has since fallen in love with her co-star.

"I think that I just...I can't even find the words," Gwen said on Good Morning America. "I felt like, 'Wow, I can't go down. This is not who I am. I'm not going to fail.'


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Gwen and Gavin settled their divorce in October

"I had to make something good out of it. So I tried to write because I know that that was my gift. And I was like, 'I'm going to do this. I'm going to make this into music.'"

While Gwen addresses her split in songs such as Red Flag and Used to Love You, other songs on the album are about her current relationship with Blake Shelton.

During her interview on the American chat show on Monday, the blonde bombshell revealed Make Me Like You was one of her "favorite songs to write."

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The singer is currently in a relationship with Blake Shelton

"It just came out. It was like, I had been feeling that way," she explained. "Like, it's just exactly what I felt that day...'I miss you right now. Here it is.' You know what I mean? And everybody in the room was just kind of like, 'Whoa, this is happening right now.' It was written fast. Like, 10, 15 minutes."

Gwen has three children with her ex, Kingston, nine, Zuma Nesta Rock, seven, and two-year-old Apollo Bowie Flynn. The mother-of-three, who shares custody with Gavin, admitted that having music as an outlet helped her cope through a painful divorce.

"It feels like I'm supposed to be doing this right now and sharing my story...And I really hope that this record brings pleasure and, I don't know, documents people's, you know, lives in this moment. And I just — I'm so happy to share it," she said.

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