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Gwen Stefani is having a comeback moment as the cover girl for the October Issue of Marie Claire magazine. 

The rockin’ mom is featured on the cover showing off her well-sculpted abs, not looking a day near the 42 years that she has under her belt. 

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Just two weeks away from dropping her new album with No Doubt titled Push and Shove, Gwen may be in her best shape ever.

With chart topping records behind her, the mother of two says she had to make some serious alterations to mommy-hood to get back in the studio with her former band members. 

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Check out some excerpts from the interview below:

On raising two boys close in age:

“From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”

On her busy schedule while recoding “Push and Shove”:

“I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o’clock, I’d be like, ‘All right, I’m out of here, I’m going to go to the studio’ and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now because I’m missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard.”

On her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale:

“A miracle…my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”

Be sure to check out the full article over at Marie Claire.

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