Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an actor and British musician known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. He helped form the British rock band in 1992 and upon its 2002 separation, Gavin became the lead singer and guitarist for another band called Institute before he eventually began his solo career.
Date of Birth: October 30, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Since he was much younger, he had always been interested in music but he was never on the spotlight until the debut Sixteen Stone album became a huge commercial success. Through the Bush group, Gavin went from playing in small London pubs to headlining arenas in the United States. Keep reading to know all there is to know about the family of the famed Rossdale.
Douglas Rossdale (father)
Year of Birth: 1925
Date of Death: June 19, 2018 (aged 93)
Gavin was 11 when his parents divorced and he was raised primarily by his medical doctor father and aunt. Till his death Douglas was married to woman named Victoria.
Barbara IJsbrandy (nee Bowie) (mother)
After the 1976 divorce between Barbara and her husband Douglas, she remarried and moved to Tampa, Florida. Now she is married to man named Lucas IJsbrandy.
Lorraine Rossdale–Saunders (elder sister from same parents)
Gavin learned to play the bass guitar by hanging out with Lorraine’s then boyfriend who was in a band called The Nobodyz but he eventually switched to rhythm guitar. She has been married to Simon Saunders since July 11, 2017.
Soraya Buckland (nee Rossdale) (younger sister from same parents)
She is the other sister the Rossdale parents birthed before their divorce. She is a mother to 2 daughters.
David Rossdale (elder paternal half-brother)
Date of Birth: May 22, 1953
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
David is the only brother to the Constantine (2005) actor and is the Bishop of Grimsby (a suffragan in the Diocese of Lincoln). He is a father to son Chris.
Georgina “Gina” Rossdale-Smith (elder paternal half-sister)
She is not just a sister to the musician, but she is also a Physician. Georgina is a developmental Paediatrician with special interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has retired in 2014.
Pearl Lowe (former partner)
Duration of Relationship: briefly in period from 1988 to 1989
Date of Birth: April 7, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Pearl is a musician, lover of vintage interiors, textile designer and also the owner of a children brand. She had a brief affair with Rossdale in the late 1980s (she was already married at the time) and the “one-night-long fling” resulted in Rossdale’s oldest child. Pearl has three other kids; Alfie, Frankie and Betty from her marriage to Danny Goffey.
Gwen Stefani (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: September 14, 2002 – April 2016 (14 years)
Date of Birth: October 3, 1969
Zodiac Sign: Libra
The No Doubt front woman met Rossdale in 1995 when her band was on tour with his rock act Bush. One thing led to another and in no time, both singers were in love. Despite their high profiles on worldwide stages, Gavin said in a 2005 radio interview that he and Stefani made efforts to keep their personal relationship out of the spotlight. They were together for 20 years (married for 13) before announcing their split in August 2015. This was shortly after the three-year infidelity scandal Rossdale had with their nanny at the time, Mindy Mann. The Hey Baby singer had her suspicions since 2012 that her husband was ‘more than friends’ with the nanny but only had reason to act when another family nanny found explicit messages and photos on the family iPad.
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Rossdale confessed to his adultery after being confronted by his wife and that was the moment when Stefani knew it was over between them. About a year after, their divorce was finalized with Stefani going away with more than half of their property (Rossdale had agreed to the unequal split). The judge of The Voice UK still regards Gwen as his muse and even adds that he will “always love” her even as they are no longer together. The Bullet Proof Skin singer admits that although many good things came out of their relationship, there are also a lot he would have done differently looking back. The split was also difficult for the beautiful Stefani as she also wrote the song Used To Love You about her ex-lover, Rossdale.
While both exes mutually decided not to be together, they agreed to remain partners in parenthood and till date are committed to raising their sons in a happy and healthy environment. However, they have very different points of view on how to raise their three kids; Stefani’s religious beliefs are priority for her but Gavin isn’t a Christian and he doesn’t see why his kids should be parented that way. They have been on the tabloids now as both exes are in custody meditation over parenting issues. Rossdale is also keen to increase his access to the boys now that his tour commitments are over but the Just a Girl singer wants things to stay just the way they are. Relationship-wise, both exes have gotten over each other and have moved on to other love interests.
Daisy Lowe (daughter with Pearl Lowe)
Date of Birth: January 27, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
She is an actress, a model and Strictly Come Dancing star. Daisy was just 15 years old when she realized that she didn’t share a blood type with either her mother or her mum’s ex husband Bronner Handwerger, who she believed to be her father. She confronted her mother with this shocking realization and Pearl then confessed that she had also suspected that the Zoolander (2001) actor who was Daisy’s godfather might actually be her real father. This led to the 2004 paternity test (although Gavin initially refused to cooperate) that proved that Rossdale was Daisy’s biological father.
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In 2004, a paternity test revealed that Rossdale was the father of Pearl’s daughter, Daisy. He had been in a very brief relationship with Pearl and was even Daisy’s godfather. Rossdale has subsequently said that with the Confine (2013) actress, he just has to be respectful as their relationship is more of a friendship than a father-to-daughter relationship. When he was going through his divorce, Daisy was very perceptive and smart and she was a great support all through the days when he was vulnerable.
Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (son with Gwen Stafani)
Date of Birth: May 26, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
He is Gavin’s oldest soon and has taken a cue from his songstress mother by sporting platinum blonde locks. Rossdale has mentioned already how he doesn’t want music to be a family business as he feels one has to be crazy to survive in the industry and that he’ll encourage them to try other options.
Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale (son with Gwen Stefani)
Date of Birth: August 21, 2008
Zodiac Sign: Leo
He is reportedly named after the beach where Gavin had a major career epiphany and his middle name Nesta comes from his parents’ adoration of Bob Marley as it was his original first name. According to his father, Zuma is really into dressing up and they have a lot of capes which he wears all the time. Gavin even added that to his second son, it is Halloween his whole life.
Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (son with Gwen Stefani)
Date of Birth: February 28, 2014
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Apollo’s middle names, Bowie and Flynn are the maiden names of Stefani’s and Rossdale’s mothers. Gwen hoped that her third pregnancy would be a girl seeing that she had two boys already but her prayers were not answered and she had another boy. Her joy has however been nothing short of perfect since the arrival of her third son and she’s indeed a happy mom.