Music icon and mother-of-three Gwen Stefani has just given all closed-minded parents a lesson in acceptance. The star has opened up to LGBT website, Pride Source, about how she would feel if one of her sons was gay — and if you're already a fan of the songstress, get ready to love her even more. Gwen was asked what she would say to one of her boys if they were to come out one day in the future, and her reply couldn't be any more perfect:
"I would be blessed with a gay son. You know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job.
I've been lucky enough to have such a blessed life. I've been able to travel the world and meet so many different kinds of people. And it doesn't really matter if you're gay, straight, whatever. There are good and bad people, and I would be happy. I just want my kids to be happy, and whatever journey God gives them is their journey. I just need to be there to be the most supportive mom that I can be and that's what I'm gonna be. I always ask my gay friends, "OK, so what was it like when you were a little boy?"
Because I do know that it's gotta be difficult to be the alternative, to not be the mainstream, or to be different, if you want to call it that. I feel like it's less and less (like that) these days, and it's hard for me to understand because it doesn't seem different or weird or anything anymore because it just seems so normal to me."
It's pretty refreshing to hear Gwen expressing so candidly how she will love her children unconditionally, especially after receiving such negative criticism in the past for allowing her boys to explore their feminine sides by painting their nails. She responded to those critics in the interview by saying:
"As long as my boys are protected and happy and I'm spending quality time with them, whether it's doing sports or doing nails, it really doesn't matter."
Gwen's world was turned upside down last year when her 13-year marriage to British rocker, Gavin Rossdale, came to a very bitter end. She admitted to Pride Source that her lifetime dream of being a mother and wife was shattered when she discovered Rossdale had been having an affair with their nanny, but she can also recognize the silver lining: the turmoil fueled a creative process for her first solo album in 10 years, 'This Is What The Truth Feels Like.' She said of the record:
"It's so therapeutic to talk about it and I hope it saves some other lives. I really, really truly do hope that. That's the message I wanna give."
Gwen also revealed that she has a lot of gay friends who supported her throughout the divorce.
"Most of my gay friends are talented, close people who work with me: my hairdresser, my makeup artist. Those are probably my two closest gay friends, and what I love about them is how unique they are and how spirited they are and how talented they are. I think "passionate" would be a really good way to describe them.
They're not representing all gay men, but they represent the ones in my life who've had a huge impact on me. I turned to them this whole time period, during my whole tragedy, and they have been really, really super supportive and loyal and made me look pretty when I didn't feel pretty."
The former No Doubt frontwoman has since found happiness with fellow The Voice judge, Blake Sheldon and we couldn't be happier for her.
You can read Gwen's full interview with Pride Source here.
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Source: Pride Source