In a new interview with US Weekly,Gavin discusses his family life with Gwen and how they balance family with their busy careers. He explained that he and Gwen understand each other’s timetables and responsibilities,and sweetly says that he is very lucky and that he married up. We wish Gwen and Gavin all of the continued happiness in the world following their 9th wedding anniversary yesterday.
US: How have you been able to balance show business with your family life?
GR: I just accept that those are the sacrifices you make and it’s inevitable that anyone who has kids makes sacrifices… And my kids get the benefit of me working at home at the studio… Nothing’s perfect and everything has its price. But I think that I will want to instill the value in them of applying yourself and the value of sacrifice, and what it takes.
US: How do you juggle brutal tour schedules with Gwen?
GR: We muddle our way through it. It’s just about the communication and also just the space. The one thing that’s always been so good for us is to understand each other’s timetables and commitments and responsibilities. She’s in a huge, high-powered, creative set-up with her band and she’s making a great record, and I can confirm it’s great. But that takes time and effort, and no one wants to leave their kids for work.. Too much in this world is, people assume that things come naturally, when I think it’s an essential life lesson to learn that it takes trying, try again, try again, it takes reworking it, it takes a lot of effort, it’s not just a life of dilettante.
US: How do you guys also make time for each other?
GR: I’m so lucky. You just try and give people enough space… It’s a mystery to me and all the friends I grew up with — they look at me and laugh. They say, “You’re the last person we thought was gonna be in this situation!’ But what can I tell you is I married up.
US: How are your kids?
GR: Kingston’s been on tour with me, so he’s been out this whole month with me, so that’s been amazing and very grounding. I never ever thought about being a musician and having my kids on the stage and I never anticipated what a thrill that is
US: Will Kingston and Zuma follow in your footsteps?
GR: I think that they both have a lot of passion for music and playing and drums and loud noises. Kingston gets bored at shows. He’s seen enough, but he likes the big ones. I mean any parent would dig the idea of their kids seeing them when they go to work.
US: Do they take after you or Gwen?
GR: You want them to take after you when they do things well. When they do anything bad you wanna blame the other genes, but really they’re so phenomenally their own people. That’s almost the most incredible part of it, that you can see elements of both of us in both of them… I’m happy to say they’re got really good, funny characters and they’re polite.
US: How duo you feel about being a sex symbol? What does Gwen think about this?
GR: Obviously it’s completely flattering. It’s just a statement that you have made, but for me to have any comment over that is just really precarious. It’s a compliment, thank you. I don’t know what to say, it’s very hard to comment and not sound like an idiot.