“I was dead. I was literally dead, like panicking – like anyone would be,” she told USA Today. (Watch. People share the moment they knew their relationship was over. Post continues after video.)
The pair have three children together; Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2.
Stefani then had to live out that shock in the public eye once news broke.
“Last February – I think a lot of people know my life fell apart – my family fell apart, everything fell apart. Together 20 [years]. You just crumble, you know?,” she said in an interview with NPR.
“I felt quite embarrassed. I was all the way down. And I just felt like, ‘God I gotta turn this around. I can’t go down like this’.”
It was then the 46 year old found support – and love – on the set of The Voice with fellow coach Blake Shelton.