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Gwen Stefani: Why She Swore To Keep Gavin Rossdale’s Alleged Affair A Secret

Wed, November 11, 2015 3:43pm EDT by Add first Comment

Gwen Stefani may have been devastated that her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, allegedly cheated with their nanny, but there’s a reason she kept quiet and chose not to expose the whole thing. has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on why she tried so hard to hide the alleged affair.

Has Gwen Stefani been harboring a dark secret about her marriage for months?! The singer has been open about the heartbreak she suffered after divorcing Gavin Rossdale, but she’s kept tight-lipped about what caused the split. And Gavin’s alleged affair with Mindy Mann being exposed like it has is the LAST thing Gwen wanted, has EXCLUSIVELY learned.

“Gwen did not want this news about Gavin and the nanny to go public,” an insider tells EXCLUSIVELY. “She hates people feeling sorry for her. It’s a nightmare. She’s planning to keep her head down and focus on her kids and her work, just like Jennifer Garner did. She’s hoping she can put it in the past as quickly as possible because she wants people to forget about this and focus on her new album.” (In case you forgot, Jen went through a similar situation over the summer, when it was rumored that her ex, Ben Affleck, had been unfaithful with their nanny, Christine Ozounian).

As the 46-year-old’s romance with Blake Shelton, 39, heats up, a bombshell new report is claiming that she divorced Gavin in August after he came clean about his relationship with Mindy. But Gwen had allegedly suspected something was up for months — back in February (the same time, she admitted, that her life “blew up”), she discovered explicit texts between her then-husband and the nanny, according to Us Weekly.

Gavin claimed the messages were just “flirtation” when Gwen confronted him, but things blew up months later. “Other people, including a second nanny, came forward telling [Gwen] they knew about the relationship,” the mag’s source claims. “Gavin had to come clean.” Which is why, the report adds, the No Doubt singer finally decided to file for divorce.

There had reportedly been telltale signs for years that Gavin had been unfaithful — remember those crazy photos of him getting handsy with Mindy on a hike?! — but Gwen did everything she could to hold on to the relationship. “She’s an Italian-Catholic girl who was determined not to get a divorce,” the insider explains. “Gwen heard rumors about other affairs. Gavin can be very charming when he wants to be. Gwen wanted to preserve their family (they have 3 kids together), so she always ended up believing his denials.” Looks like it just came to be too much!

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HollywoodLifers, are you shocked Gwen would keep Gavin’s affair a secret?

— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Allison Swan