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Gwen Stefani Reveals Why Having Her Youngest Son, Apollo, Was "a True Miracle"

The Voice alum opens up about a truly beautiful part of her motherhood journey. 

By Elizabeth Logan

Gwen Stefani is grateful for her blessings. She calls them miracles, actually. The No Doubt front woman and The Voice Coach (Seasons 7, 9, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24) recalled that after becoming a mom of two boys, she felt that her family was complete and her time being pregnant was done. But the universe had other plans, helped along by one special kid. Read on to find out why her son Apollo was a "true miracle."

Gwen Stefani and her kids on the road

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Stefani gave birth to her first son, Kingston, at the height of No Doubt's fame and recalled that after going on tour with a baby in tow, she thought, "I think I'm going to be dead after this tour."

"I just didn't have anything left in me. And I was going back in to work with [the band]. And I got pregnant with Zuma...But it was fine, I had Zuma and we just kept going in the studio and we ended up writing this record called Push and Shove'" she explained during an upcoming episode of the podcast The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Show, per People.

Zuma Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Rossdale, and Kingston Rossdale attend Blake Shelton's Star Ceremony.

Having fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother twice over, Stefani was happy to call her family complete...until Kingston said he wanted another younger sibling. "I was like, 'I'm too old. I'm not having any more babies. I'm sorry, love,' " she told her son. But fate favored Kingston. "He just wanted a baby, so he would start praying every night for this baby. Four weeks later, praying every night like, 'Please, let my mom have a baby,' and I'm pregnant with Apollo."

"I'm like 43 years old, and it's this true miracle, and every time I would go the doctor, I was like, 'He's gonna say this is not gonna work out,' and every time he'd be like, 'Looking great,'" she recalled. "I had Apollo and it was a true miracle."

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Two more miracles

But the "Hollaback Girl" singer's life wasn't done changing. Another pregnancy was on the way: Christina Aguilera's. The Coach (Seasons 1-3, 5, 8, 10) stepped away from her red chair to have her daughter, Summer, and Stefani was offered her seat. As Stefani said, "That was the second miracle. The first miracle was getting pregnant. The second was The Voice. And then the third was, obviously, meeting Blake [Shelton]."

Since she met Shelton, now her husband, on the show, it's basically two miracles for the price of one. Trust the process!

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