Gwen Stefani told Gavin Rossdale about pregnancy via email

Sep 9, 2014 at 10:34 p.m. ET
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Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been inseparable since meeting nearly 20 years ago. Three children later and they are still going strong. But neither saw their third baby coming.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Rossdale made an appearance on Howard Stern's radio show and gave a little insight into the couple's marriage.

"By the way, you had another kid. I was surprised," Stern said to Rossdale, according to Us Weekly. "I thought you were done."

"Me, too," Rossdale joked, adding that he found out about their third child in a non-traditional way. "I got this email on the road, from Gwen, and the title was in capitals, 'LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW.' I was like, 'What is this?' My blood pressure went through the roof. And I opened the email and it was the pregnancy stick."

Just last week, Stefani also admitted she thought they were done having babies. She told Seth Meyers that her son asked her, "'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 Voice coach gave birth to her and Rossdale's third child, Apollo Bowie Flynn, back in February. Because of his tour schedule, Rossdale knows exactly when their baby was conceived. He explained, "I wasn't home that often, but I did go home for Father's Day. And that gives Father's Day a new meaning."

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Stefani and Rossdale are already parents to 7-year-old Kingston and 5-year-old Zuma, but were thrilled to welcome their third child.

"He's pretty chilled out," Rossdale said of Apollo. "We're very proud of him. He's a great kid, [but] he'll be naughty soon enough!"

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