GWEN Stefani has been in the music industry for decades. And despite being 53, she has proved that she’s still just a girl.
Throughout Gwen’s highly successful music career, she started as a punk princess in the rock band No Doubt and is now considered now a makeup and pop icon.
Throughout her highly successful solo-music career, she went on to release four studio albums.
Some of her solo hits included Rich Girl, Hollaback Girl, and The Sweet Escape.
Her debut album, Love, Angel, Music, Baby, sold over one million copies.
From pop icon to reality star, Gwen took on judging duty on the singing competition show, The Voice, for five years.
That is where she met her husband, Blake Shelton.
Take a look back at the pop singer’s ever-evolving transformation over the years.
During the 1990s, Gwen was the lead singer of the rock group No Doubt — where she quickly rose to fame.
They went on to release hit songs including It’s My Life, Don’t Speak, and Hey Baby.
The band reunited in 2012 for their newest album, Push and Shove.
Throughout this era, Gwen was seen wearing jewels on her face and was widely known as a punk princess.
On the red carpet of the 1998 Video Music Awards, Gwen stunned with her blue hair in space buns and a little bit of body glitter.
She wore a furry bikini top to match her hair along with face jewels around her eyes.
Gwen loved having uniquely colored hair including a bright shade of pink that hinted at her blonde hair.
The No Doubt rocker was also seen with thin eyebrows and a burgundy lip along with giant hoop earrings and a v-neck cheetah print outfit.
Gwen also loved to sport a chain belt.
“It was the ’90s after all, so any guy who was a skater or a punk wore a chain belt,” she told Vogue.
“So I was kind of a guy from the waist down in everything I wore.”
In the early 2000s, the star departed from No Doubt to work on solo music.
With four albums under her chain belt, Hollaback Girl became her first solo number-one hit along with four other top 10 hits.
During this time, fans saw a slight change in the way Gwen dressed. She did away with the face jewels but kept it heavy with the jewelry.
She was always seen sporting funky outfits with one-of-a-kind designs on them.
She wore many belly shirts, plaid skinny jeans, fishnets, and big belts.
The era was also the beginning of Gwen’s bleached blonde hair.
Her eyebrows were thicker but still kept with the stunning red lip.
REALITY TV STAR
During her time on The Voice, she was a judge for many seasons.
She became a judge in 2014.
After Carter Rubin took home the win for Stefani’s team in season 19, she took a small break from the hit competition show.
She was later replaced by Nick Jonas, who originally made his coaching debut in season 18.
Despite confirming the departure at the time, Stefani didn’t give a specific reason, but it is not uncommon for coaches to take a break.
After season 19 of The Voice ended, she released her first solo single in years, titled Let Me Reintroduce Myself.
Season 20 was reportedly filming at the same time as season 19 was wrapping up, so it’s possible Stefani was too busy working on new music to take on that type of commitment.
Blake is set to follow in his wife’s footsteps as the country singer is retiring as a judge on the show.
In 2022, Gwen released her very own makeup line called GVVE.
Her brand is described as “clean, vegan and cruelty free.”
She debuted four lipsticks that were all named after her songs. Now, the brand sells mascara, eyebrow pencils, eyeshadows, and more.
“This is not another celebrity [brand] — I’m not a celebrity, I am me, from Anaheim. I was obsessed with makeup my entire life,” Gwen said as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2021, during a candid interview with Australia’s Stellar magazine, Gwen did admit that she is obsessed with how she is aging, adding that growing older in the public eye can be especially difficult.
“It’s really hard for everyone to age and have to face life,” she shared.
“Especially for females and people who have been in the spotlight it can be daunting, but you tackle it by just trying to be the most beautiful version of yourself inside and out.”
Gwen added: “People talking about my aging is a compliment, I guess. I’m kind of obsessed with how I’m aging, too.”
Fans have noticed that Gwen looked “unrecognizable” in some pictures and during appearances.
Many believe that she may have gotten some plastic surgery done.
Sephora recently posted an ad to its Instagram page featuring Gwen, 53, and some products from her makeup brand.
“Hey what’s up Sephora! It’s Gwen Stefani, I was just about to touch up my lips with some long wear,” as she holds up her signature red lip gloss.
The video then shows Gwen twirling in a red and white polka dot dress, showing off various poses.
The Rich Girl singer also had her platinum blonde hair slicked back into a tight bun on the top of her head.
Fans praised the Grammy winner in the comments section of the post with one asking: “Does she ever age? lol” with a fire emoji.
Another fan answered with some snark: “It’s called a facelift lol. I can tell by her stretched face and hairline missing around front of ears. All telltale signs. Many of my friends have had it done also.”
Gwen wore the same look on stage at the CMT Awards, sporting the same hair and makeup look but she had changed into a white mini dress with red polka dots and a red bra top peeking out from underneath.
Fans again accused her of going under the knife.
One commenter wrote: “I’m getting to where I don’t recognize her anymore.”
Another speculated: “Wow..that is an extreme face lift.”
A third critic commented: “The plastic slanted brows are giving me 2023 Madonna vibes. It’s a nope for me.”
Someone else chimed in: “I almost didn’t recognize you.”
A fifth hater commented: “Scary plastic look.”