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Gwen Stefani Shares Pics of Her Mini-Me Son, Zuma Rossdale, for His Birthday

The Voice Coach honored Zuma with a sweet Instagram post for his 15th trip around the run. 

By Jackie Manno & Jessica White

Gwen Stefani's kids are growing up so fast.

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In August 2023, The Voice Coach posted the most heartwarming shoutout to her middle son, Zuma for his 15th birthday. The sweet Instagram montage shows an array of pictures of Zuma as a young child, including some of him smiling side by side with his mom!

"Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan plays over the clip as Zuma beams for the camera in each clip.

"Happy 15th birthday Zuma!!!" Stefani gushed in the caption. "We love you more than anything."

In an interview with People, Stefani opened up about the love she has for her middle son, Zuma. “He wants everyone to watch him, and he’s a goofball, and he’s really silly,” the "Cool" singer told the outlet. “He’s a funny guy.”

Zuma and Stefani also  collaborated on an eyewear collection in 2019. “If you go out and buy boy glasses, they’re all the same,” Stefani told People. “Zuma is a little more boyish and doesn’t care as much [about style]. But with the glasses, he does, because it’s something he identifies with.”

How many kids does Gwen Stefani have?

Stefani has three children: Kingston Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, and Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. Stefani shares custody of the children with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale following the couple's 2015 divorce.

Stefani explored her approach to motherhood on DJ Khaled’s podcast, The First One, in 2021, and pointed out that her early No Doubt days prepared her well for a household full of boys.

“I don’t take [motherhood] lightly and I’m so grateful that I have them, and I got to have three boys,” Stefani said. “I don’t know why God chose me to be surrounded by boys my whole life, but here I am just surrounded by them, and I just feel really blessed. It’s really fun."

Stefani later added that it was surreal adjusting to her "mommy" title at first, but she got over that "really fast."

“All I ever really wanted was to have kids," Stefani continued. "I have this incredible mom, and my parents are still married and they were such an incredible example of true love and respect. And you have that growing up, it’s like, 'I want that, I want to be that, I want to be my mom when I grow up.'”

Zuma Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Rossdale, and Kingston Rossdale pose for a photo together

How old are Gwen Stefani's sons?

Stefani became a first-time mom on May 26, 2006, with the birth of her eldest, Kingston, now 17.

Stefani's middle child, 15-year-old Zuma, was born on August 21, 2008.

Stefani gave birth to her youngest son, Apollo, 9, on Feb 28, 2014. 

Blake Shelton's thoughts on being a stepfather

Kingston Rossdale, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani appear at an event.

In a 2022 interview with Access Hollywood, Stefani's husband, Blake Shelton, opened up about what it's like being a stepdad to Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. 

“I think being a stepdad has changed my perspective in that I’m not the first person that I think about anymore," Shelton told the outlet. "Even to the small little things when you go, ‘I think I’ll do this,’ the very next thought is always, ‘Well, wait a minute. How’s that going work?' Or, 'What will they think?' Or, 'How will that affect a schedule?'" 

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“I think the only way for me to really do that right is to step away from being committed to something like The Voice that demands a lot of your time," Shelton explained ahead of his Season 23 exit. "There’s no way around it. If you’re going to do it and do it right, you have to be 150 percent in. And I just feel like those days are behind me for now. I got a more important job."

Blake Shelton and the boys joined Gwen Stefani for her Walk of Fame induction

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani sit together during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Shelton and the three boys were in attendance for Stefani's 2023 Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony, where Shelton gave a moving speech about Stefani's strength as a mother and pop superstar. Shelton revealed that from the moment he met Stefani on The Voice set in 2014, he could instantly see how much she loved her children.

"It was clear to me that she was a mother first and foremost over anything else in the world. That was her number one job," Shelton said. "And now, standing here almost 10 years later after I first met her, I can say without question that being a mother is still the most important thing in her life. And I gotta tell you all, that's rare in this business."

Originally published Aug 21, 2023.