Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from husband Gavin Rossdale, after nearly 13 years of marriage.
The No Doubt singer filed her petition for divorce on Monday (Aug.3) at Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.
The pair have agreed on having joint custody over their three sons: Kingston, nine, Zuma, six, and Apollo, who was born last February. They stated they were committed to raising their children together,
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” they said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
A source revealed to PEOPLE, that even though both stars have busy careers, “the kids always come first.”
“This is not a family that mostly relies on nannies,” the source says. “Gwen and Gavin are great parents and mostly handle school drop-offs and pick-ups themselves. Gavin is a jokester and often has the boys doubled over with laughter and Gwen is very nurturing. She often shows up to afternoon business meetings with Apollo napping in a baby carrier.”
Gwen and Gavin started dating in 1996 and tied the knot in 2002.