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Gwen Stefani: 'I was aching to be creative again'

"Don't Speak" sensation Gwen Stefani has revealed that continuing to make music has helped "ease her pain". 

Chatting to Psychologies magazine about the creative drive that took over while she was going through the emotional turmoil of a big separation and new relationship, the platinum-haired beauty explained that she felt as though it was a hand of fate:

'I feel like God just handed these songs to me as a kind of Band-Aid, to help me through this crazy time in my life. And it's all about finding your talent and then sharing it. I think of being able to pour my emotions into songs as a gift. It's very gratifying to be able to go through those difficult and negative feelings and use them to create something positive."

Gwen Stefani, who is now dating country star Blake Shelton following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, added: "I was aching to be creative again, so this has been inspiring and comforting because I was feeling insecure about my work. Now I feel I've got my confidence back."

She also admitted that the dissolution of her marriage was a "wake-up call": "It was a wake-up call. When things started to unravel in my life last year, I thought to myself, 'Get back on track and stop being insecure about writing and what you're here for. Stop being selfish and share what you've got.'"

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