Gwen Stefani avoids incurring the wrath of her rocker husband GAVIN ROSSDALE because she always breaks down in tears when they argue.

The sexy singer, 35, admits she struggles to control her emotions in the face of minor crises, and spent the build-up to her hometown solo gig in Anaheim, California, endlessly weeping before she walked onstage.

Stefani says, "I'm so emotional. I'm gonna cry just talking about it. I'm really emotional.

"I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead. I've learnt not to do that.

"Period week, I cry a lot.

"And the week when I was going to Anaheim to play my first show by myself, I cried on the way, because I was like, 'This is surreal. Why does the first show have to be in Anaheim?'"

30/01/2005 21:29