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Gwen Stefani is still visibly broken up over her painful divorce

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Gwen Stefani recounts the pain of divorce: 'I'm just trying not to die right now'

Heads up, Blake: Gwen Stefani obviously still isn't over Gavin Rossdale. Stefani, who has been in the limelight for 30 years, gets visibly upset discussing the end of her marriage in a new interview with Good Morning America.

Stefani's album This Is What the Truth Looks Like is largely based on the time in her life when she was going through a very public divorce, and talking about her family breaking up is clearly still very hard for Stefani. She tells GMA, "I'm still looking at the pieces, going: What is happening? There [are] so many great things, but it's still super hard to have your family break up."

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Stefani brought her pain into the studio, an experience she describes as magic. This deeply personal album, she says, was her way of coping. "I had to make something good out of it. So I tried to write because I know that that was my gift. And I was like, 'I'm going to do this. I'm going to make this into music.'"

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Talking about that time in her life, Stefani says she remembers thinking, "Like, why would that [record sales] matter to me at this point? Like, nothing matters. I'm just trying not to die right now."

Stefani more than pulled it together for an exciting live performance of "Make Me Like You." Watch the full interview below.

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