Posted Mon, December 17, 2012 12:24pm EDT

Gwen Stefani’s Rocker Chic ‘Vogue’ January 2013 Cover

There’s no doubt about the fact that Gwen’s making a major comeback — and the 43-year-old star looks better than ever! Inside, she spills on balancing her career and being a multi-tasking mom and wife.

It has been eight years since Gwen Stefani graced the cover of Vogue in April 2004, but now the blonde bombshell is back for January 2013 — and she looks simply stunning, clad in Alexander Wang and a Yves Saint Laurent hat. The No Doubt frontwoman was shot by famed photog Annie Leibovitz for the rocker chic cover, and inside the mag the multi-tasking mom spills about balancing her workload and her household.

“I did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was four and a half months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was eight months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for fourteen months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows,” she tells the mag.

Aside from fronting a rock band, designing three clothing lines and being a mom to two young boys, Gwen is also a wife — and the star sounds like she couldn’t be happier after celebrating 10 years of marriage with Gavin Rossdale. “You feel proud. There are just so many rewards that come with it. You have to work at it. But, actually, it’s fun to get to this point. Because you learn so much about somebody. It’s like these wars that go on and then you kind of get through it to the other side, and it’s like, Wow. And obviously, you get stronger. And then having kids takes the whole relationship to another place. It is the ultimate collaboration. Both of us have such strong opinions about how it should be, and it’s really fun to do it together,” she said.

While the star works hard to balance her work and her family life, she couldn’t be happier to be reunited with her band. “I feel like we’ve always been in our own little lane,” she said about No Doubt. “Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it’s the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am.”

The January issue hits newsstands on Dec. 25, but you can get a sneak peek of the glam rock shoot right here.

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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