Gwen Stefani thought she was done growing her family after having two boys, but oldest son, Kingston, wanted another sibling and turned to divine intervention.
Stefani says she gave Kingston a firm “no” when he asked her to have another baby, but the little guy wouldn’t take that no for an answer and went above his mom’s head to get his miracle brother.
“He was like a direct link to God, basically,” Stefani quipped. “He asked me, ‘Mom, are you gonna have a baby? I want you to have a baby.’ I was like, ‘It’s over. We’re not having anymore. This is our family,'” the songstress told Seth Meyers on Late Night on Wednesday.
So, what did Kingston do? What any other 8-year-old would do. He turned to intense prayer. With clasped hands and tightly closed eyes, the boy would say nightly, “Dear God, please let my mom have a baby. Please, God! Please let my mom have a baby,” according to Stefani.
After holding vigil, Kingston got some exciting news. “Four weeks later, I was pregnant,” Stefani laughed, adding that the miracle baby has added a new layer to her son’s faith. “He prays for everything now,” she said. “‘Please, God, let me have another cupcake… yes!’ He really believes.”
Stefani gave birth to Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale this past February, adding a third son to her brood. “I was ready to hand over the crown,” she tweeted in announcement of Apollo’s arrival. “But I guess I’m still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.” Kingston and Apollo have a brother, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, who was born in August of 2008.
It seems as if it’s Stefani’s lot in life to be surrounded by cute boys and it also sounds like she’s got her hands full. “Oh, they are terrible! So naughty! But spirited is what I like to think of it as,” Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale, told Us Weekly of Zuma and Kingston back in June.