Gwen Stefani is again proving that she is not afraid of showing her vulnerability. This time she was asked about her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, and specifically his alleged cheating scandal with their nanny, Mindy Mann.

“I went through a real period of anger,” explained The Voice coach to Vanity Fair about the end of her 13-year marriage. “But I feel like this song was almost like a forgiveness song,” she said about her single “Used to Love You.” She explained that, “It’s admitting, I used to love you and now I don’t.”

Her emotions were really what drove her back to writing music.

“I opened this channel to writing again,” she said, “It was me being honest, being real.”

However, even after she poured her heart into her music, she wasn’t sure whether it would be received well. She really didn’t think that she could find success in the music industry ever again.

“I was so scared and insecure and thought it was over for me. I think the hardest thing I did,” she said, “was to get out of bed and go to the studio.”

Despite her worries, the full album This is What the Truth Feels Like, is one of her most talked-about projects to date, especially with the buzz around her because of her new love, Blake Shelton, who divorced Miranda Lambert last July. Stefani also said that she was “for sure” in love again, but didn’t want to talk about it too much because “God knows what’s going to happen.” However she did say that the emotions from this relationship were also stimulating her creative juices.

“I feel like I’m in an amazing songwriting place; instead of being closed off, I’m thinking about positivity and how I can do something creative,” said Stefani. “I’m just doing what I want to do. It’s so incredible to be in that zone. I’m always looking for the next song, and now I don’t have to be insecure or write about heartache.”

She said that Make Me Like You was written for Shelton.

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