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Gwen Stefani's wiki by Tom Kershaw

Gwen Stafani was born and raised in Fullerton, California.

Stefani was raised in a devout Catholic household and it seems to have had a profound effect on her. When discussing how she came to develop her now-famous style, she admitted difficulties with percieved contradictions with her faith, saying:

I always had the pressure of ‘You’ve got to be a feminist and you’ve got to hate guys. And you’ve got to cuss and be tough.’ And I was never like that. I grew up, like, a Catholic good girl. Total Brady Bunch family… But I kind of got over that and realized that, yes, I love to dress up and I love to wear makeup and be myself.[1]

Even though she found her style and success with her band, she still seems to have held on to her Christian faith–for a time. Speaking of her love affair with No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal, Stefani said:

All I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him.[2]

Now, it’s hard to tell if she’s kept the faith. Some speculate that she’s joined the Rastafari movement, having named her son after Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, and wishing for him to be a Rasta DJ when he grows up.[3] But that’s purely speculation as she has never explicitly supported that view.

Politics in the Tragic Kingdom

Stefani is a Democrat. She’s not the most political rock star around, but she’s paid her dues to Obama, most notably during his 2012 re-election campaign.

Stefani hosted an Obama fundraiser at her house in Beverly Hills. The event was attended by first lady Michelle Obama and was billed as a children’s event featuring balloon animals, face painting, and moms with their kids. Oh, and it cost anywhere between $2,500 and $25,000 to get in.[4]

Stefani tweeted before the event:

Getting ready for Michelle Obama to come for a playdate.[5]

How adorable! A presidential playdate!

On the liberal front, Stefani stands strong. She designed a pair of children’s t-shirts with messages supporting same-sex marriage. Shockingly, department store Target picked up the controversial line and sold it at their stores.[6] 100% of profits from the shirts goes to an organization promoting marriage equality called the Family Equality Council.[7]


  1. Gwen Stefani: The First Lady of Rock ↩︎

  2. Jenny Eliscu talks to Gwen Stefani ↩︎

  3. Gwen Stefani’s Rasta son ↩︎

  4. Michelle Obama Kicks Off L.A. Fundraising Tour at Gwen Stefani’s House ↩︎

  5. Gwen Stefani Goes for Obama ↩︎

  6. Video: Target, YouTube and Same Sex “Marriage.” ↩︎

  7. Gwen Stefani – Minnesota Marriage Amendment. ↩︎