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Gavin Rossdale raises questions with sweet photo of sons he shares with Gwen Stefani

The former couple have three boys together

Hannah Hargrave

Gavin Rossdale is a doting dad to the trio of children he has with his ex-wife, Gwen Stefani, and he delighted his fans when he shared a photo alongside two of them on Instagram.

But while the snapshot showed just how much fun Apollo, seven, and Kingston, 15, had been having with their father over the summer, his social media followers pointed out there was someone missing. 

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Middle son, Zuma, 13, was noticeably absent from the image of the three of them surfing out at sea and fans quickly began asking where he was.

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"Where's Zuma?" asked one, before another suggested that maybe the youngster feels "too cool," for photos. A third said they'd noticed he rarely appears on his mother's Instagram either and they all missed seeing the teen.

Whatever the reason for his absence, Zuma is adored by his parents and when he rang in his birthday just a few weeks ago, Gavin made sure to make him feel special.

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Alongside a video of Zuma showing off his impressive boxing skills, he wrote: "my sweetest boy turns 13 - @zuma_rossdale21 you - young man are the most precious part of my life - thanks for all the light you bring - also head of security position is open."

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Gavin was out with his oldest and youngest sons 

Gwen also posted some photos of her son on social media and wrote: "Happy 13th b day to my Zuma baby. We love u so much!! gx."

The Bush rocker and No Doubt star split back in 2016 after 13 years of marriage but have continued to co-parent their offspring successfully.

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After their breakup, Gavin said he was "trying to be a really good dad," and he continues to be so. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gavin paid a sweet tribute to Zuma on his birthday 

He admitted that during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it was very difficult as he had to be apart from them more than usual. 

Talking to Trunk Nation, he said: "I did the first two weeks with them, then they went to Oklahoma. They're on a 10,000 acre ranch. It's okay for now and that is a real big dilemma for parents with split custody.

"You're more mindful of like, I know who's around me – no one. And I know who's bringing me the corona – no one is.

"But you send your kids out to someone else and they come back to you, and now you're prone to whoever they're with. It's a tricky one for all divorced parents."

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