It has been almost a year since music couple Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani called it quits, but moving on from the heartbreak seemed like a challenge for the new coach of The Voice UK.
In a candid interview, the English musician opened up about the "painful" months following his divorce from Stefani and revealed that he is still not over their much-publicised split.
"I don't think you ever get over it," the 51-year-old rocker told Best magazine speaking about his past heartbreak. "You just move on, and that's what I've tried to do. Divorce is a very painful thing to go through," he added.
According to reports, it was the Hollaback Girl singer, who had filed for divorce in 2016 citing "irreconcilable differences" after being married for 10 years.
Soon after the split, Stefani announced that she was dating Blake Shelton, her co-judge from the American singing talent show The Voice.
While it took time for Rossdale, eventually it seems like the Bush frontman found love in 27-year-old German model Sophia Thomalla and the duo were recently spotted kissing.
Over time, the former couple have become amicable exes for the sake of their children, but Rossdale revealed that the initial days so difficult for him, that it took a toll on his music career. After some struggle, the Can't Stop The World hitmaker managed to find a balance between his personal and professional life.
"After I got divorced last year the songs I began writing were quite maudlin and depressing and the record company told me they were just too sad," the musician-turned-actor admitted. "Well I suppose I was sad, after being with Gwen for almost 20 years.
"So I had to try and find a balance, which I think I have," he explained.
"We both remain committed to being amicable co-parents, and that's very important to me," Rossdale added.