Gwen Stefani is known around the world for her platinum blonde hair and singing voice. Once the lead singer of the pop band No Doubt, she left in the early 00s to pursue a solo career.
You may know that Gwen Stefani is married to country star Blake Shelton, but we are willing to bet there is a lot you don’t know about the “The Sweet Escape” singer. Read on to find out some crazy facts you didn’t know about Gwen Stefani.
How Tall is Gwen Stefani?
While Gwen Stefani certainly isn’t average, her height is. The singer stands 5’6” or 1.68 meters which is neither short nor tall for a female in the US.
Gwen Stefani’s Favorite Color
You can probably tell by her crazy outfits that Gwen Stefani loves bright colors. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her favorite color is, in fact, yellow. She states the color makes her happy and she tries to wear it as much as she possibly can.
Gwen Stefani isn’t Naturally Blonde
We know, we were shocked when we found this out too. Although her signature blonde hair is what she is known for, Gwen Stefani is a brunette with curly hair. She dyes her hair every week with bleach-free dye to keep up with her image.
Gwen Stefani Hates Courtney Love
You know the song “Hollaback Girl”? Stefani wrote this song to diss Courtney Love after Love called Stefani a cheerleader in Seventeen Magazine. Clearly, Stefani had the last word in this tiff.
Gwen Stefani’s First Job Was Working at Dairy Queen
You might be shocked to discover that Gwen Stefani’s first job was at Dairy Queen. While she didn’t work there for much longer than her teen years, it did give her a little spending money when she wanted to go out with friends. It also caused her to put on a few pounds (which doesn’t surprise us!) and she was unable to button her uniform at some point and had to quit.
Gwen Stefani Was Once a Lifeguard
Apparently, Dairy Queen didn’t pay enough for teen Gwen Stefani’s tastes as she also worked as a swim instructor and Lifeguard while she was in high school.
Gwen Stefani Didn’t Know Blake Shelton Before The Voice
Until she worked as a judge on The Voice, Gwen Stefani had never even heard of her future husband Blake Shelton, even though they were both already famous singers with large fan bases. Or maybe this just means Gwen Stefani was raised under a rock. We sure are glad they met eventually!
Gwen Stefani Loves the Movie “The Sound of Music”
Gwen Stefani confessed to Kandee Johnsons during an interview that her favorite movie is The Sound of Music. She also confessed that it’s one of the few movies she can watch over and over because normally she just watches movies once.
Gwen Stefani Has Dyslexia
You read that right, Gwen Stefani was diagnosed with the reading disorder when she was a young girl. That hasn’t held her back any though, and she says singing comes second nature to her, even if reading doesn’t.
She Worked with Prince
We aren’t kidding, Stefani is actually featured on a Prince Album. She worked with the popular “Purple Rain” singer in 1999 for the song “So Far, So Pleased.” As a thanks, Prince would later work with Stefani on her album Rock Steady in 2001.
Gwen Stefani Loves to Help Others
Gwen Stefani makes a lot of money, and while she does live lavishly with her husband Blake Shelton, she also enjoys helping others with her money. To date, she donates regularly to AIDS foundations as well as Cure 4 The Kids, which raises money to help the parents of kids with life-threatening conditions afford medical treatment.
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