Gwen Stefani already shares a deep common bond with her boyfriend
, country superstar Blake Shelton.
In a new interview with The New York Times
, the 46-year-old singer talks about how she connected with Shelton, 39, largely because of the way both of their marriages ended last year.
While Stefani doesn't confirm the reports that her ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, had an affair with their children's nanny
, she insists that the details of the split are pretty "juicy."
"If I could, I would just tell you everything, and you would just be in shock," Stefani says, adding that she doesn't discuss the reasons behind the breakup partly to protect her three sons. "It's a really good, juicy story."
Stefani says her friendship with Shelton blossomed when she returned to work on The Voice last year, before her divorce drama became public.
He "had been going through literally the exact same thing in literally the exact same time frame," Stefani shares. "Never in my wildest, craziest dreams would I ever have seen this coming."
But despite moving on with Shelton, Stefani reveals that her split from Rossdale after 13 years of marriage nevertheless took its toll on her emotionally.
"I'm gonna die," she recalls feeling following the end of their union. "I am dead, actually. How do I save myself? What am I going to do? How do I not go down like this?"
She also admits struggling with not having her marital issues out in the open last year on The Voice.
"I'm not a secret girl," she explains. "I tell everybody when my period is coming."
These days, the "Make Me Like You" singer is taking the good with the bad.
"I'm not going to say I'm not still picking up the pieces and every day isn’t a challenge,” she reflects. "I'm still in shock. But it's an awesome time."
"We got her horse and I got myself a horse at the same time," he told ET's Nancy O'Dell
. "Gwen, she loves riding and she loves horses. It's actually so funny that people are so shocked by that, but if you can name me one girl on the planet that doesn't love horses or just think that they are beautiful..."