Gwen Stefani’s speech at Glamour‘s Woman of the Year Awards might be the sweetest thing we’ve ever heard.
Stefani was honored with the Woman of the Year Award Monday night in Hollywood, where she held back tears as she thanked her family — and especially her parents — for helping her reach that point.
“I just want to say that I was on my way here, driving, by myself in the limo, and I was like, ‘What!? How did this happen to me? How did I get here? How did this happen this year?'” she said. “I was thinking back and I was thinking about my parents, who loved me the most out of anyone, and they planted a seed within me when I was a little girl, and it was a seed of faith.”
She also spoke again about her divorce from Gavin Rossdale a year and a half ago, and how far she’s come since then thanks to her love of music and the support she’s received from her family and her boyfriend, Blake Shelton.
“I was in a pool of tears, and I was so disappointed, and I was so low that I didn’t think there was any way I could pick myself back up,” she said. “And I remembered God gave me that gift [of music]. I knew I was chosen to do that. So I basically started pouring my heart into music, and music has saved my life… I’m so honored to be able to share my story and exchange that love back and forth [with my fans].”
She continued, “I just want to say thank you to my parents for that gift of faith. I want to say thank you to everyone who ever listened to my music. I am so honored and grateful. To my children, to my family, to Blake Shelton for kissing me back to life, thank you so much. I am blown away, I’m blown away by this room of unbelievable courage. It’s unbelievable to be here tonight. I am really, really grateful.”
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