Gwen Stefani may not be descending her throne anytime soon, but she has welcomed a new heir!
On Friday, Feb. 28, Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale welcomed a baby boy. A representative for the couple confirmed with US Weekly that the happy couple named their third son Apollo.
Then, on Saturday, March 1, Rossdale also took to Twitter to announce the news of the baby’s birth. He tweeted the baby’s full name, and explained the origin of it. The No Doubt lead singer also re-tweeted the big announcement to her million fans.
On Jan. 17, Stefani actually revealed the sex of the baby when she posted a picture on Instagram wearing a crown. The caption for the picture read, “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”
@gwenstefani welcome APOLLO BOWIE FLYNN ROSSDALE 2/28/14 (bowie and Flynn =mothers’ maiden names )
— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) March 1, 2014
The pregnancy came as quite the surprise for Stefani, who had almost given up hope of having a third child. The publication reports that back in 2012, she spoke about the desire to get pregnant again. She also revealed that they’d been trying for almost two years at that particular time. Then, she all but hinted at a traumatic experience that may have prompted her grim expectations.
“I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out,” Stefani says, without going into specifics. “So. . . I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”(image)
But now the couple has definitely gotten their wish! Stefani, 44, has been married Rossdale, 48, since 2002. They had their first son Kingston James McGregor Rossdale in May of 2006, and their second son Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale in August of 2008. Rossdale also the father of fashion designer Daisy Lowe, 25, whom he had with singer-songwriter Pearl Lowe.