Three years after their split, sources say that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale found themselves in mediation this week to discuss “ongoing parenting issues” they are having over their three sons — Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4. When a judge finalized their divorce in 2016, he granted the former couple joint legal custody.
An insider claims that Rossdale and Stefani started mediation at 10:30 in the morning on Wednesday, and they both spent the entire day at the office building that their respective lawyer’s share. Anne Kiley is representing Stefani, and Angelina Jolie’s former lawyer Laura Wasser is representing Rossdale.
“The hope is at the end of this, both Gwen and Gavin will agree to take co-parenting classes as that will only benefit the children,” the source adds.
Rossdale is currently on tour, but earlier this year he did stop in England to see his dad before he passed away. The boys have also had the opportunity to see Rossdale during his time on the road.
Stefani’s boys have also spent a lot of time with her current boyfriend, Blake Shelton. Since Stefani and Shelton started dating in late 2015, she and her boys have spent many vacations at his Oklahoma ranch, and they have also taken a trip to Antigua.
Insiders say that Shelton is “very good with the boys,” and he also takes good care of them.
Wedding and baby rumors have followed Stefani and Shelton ever since they started dating, but after three years together the couple is still in no hurry to tie the knot or have kids of their own. They are still going strong; however, they are simply in no rush to get a piece of paper.
A source claims that neither Shelton or Stefani believe they need that paper to feel committed to each other, but they are both “undeniably all in” on their relationship. However, the thought of bringing in lawyers for prenups is overwhelming, and not “romantic.”
On top of that, both Stefani and Blake Shelton were coming out of messy divorces when they met, and even though they do talk about marriage, it is something that will happen “down the road.”
As for Rossdale, Us Weekly reports that he began dating model Sophia Thomalla last year after he got through the “pain and sadness” of his divorce.
In an interview, Gavin Rossdale said that his split from Gwen Stefani gave him a new perspective on life, and it is all about health, happiness, and safety. He also explained that both of his parents have been married three times each, but he never thought he would get divorced. However, things in life just happen.