Stefani’s speech also mentioned her gratitude for her family
Gwen Stefani, the acclaimed “Hollaback Girl” singer, celebrated the exciting news that she will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2024. The 53-year-old artist took to Instagram to express her joy, describing the honor as a dream come true. In her post, she shared a throwback picture of herself from elementary school, playfully questioning who would inform her of the fantastic news.
Stefani’s caption also included a more recent photo showcasing her radiant smile and her iconic loose waves, reminiscent of her younger self. The singer’s friends, including hairstylist Jen Atkin, couldn’t contain their excitement and reminisced about her long and successful music career, both as the lead singer of No Doubt and as a solo artist.
Last week, the official announcement unveiled the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2024, featuring a stellar lineup of accomplished individuals set to receive stars. Esteemed figures such as Kerry Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Michelle Yeoh, Brandy Norwood, Chris Pine, and Maggie Gyllenhaal will be honored with this prestigious recognition.
Following her husband Blake Shelton’s recent receipt of his own Hollywood star earlier this year, Stefani’s recognition comes as a heartfelt continuation of their journey. During the ceremony, Stefani delivered an emotionally resonant speech, expressing her profound love and admiration for Shelton, emphasizing that he personified the fulfillment of her lifelong aspirations.
Stefani’s speech also mentioned her gratitude for her family, including her three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo, who could not be prouder of their stepfather’s achievement. The couple tied the knot in July 2021, and Shelton reciprocated the love by praising Stefani in his own speech, stating that marrying her was the greatest accomplishment of his life.
As Stefani eagerly awaits her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, she continues to make a lasting impact on the music industry and remains an influential figure in popular culture.