Singer Gwen Stefani has said that motherhood has made her complete, but not tamed her.
The blonde singer, who married British rocker Gavin Rossdale in 2002, welcomed a baby son, Kingston into the world in May last year.
"Motherhood isn't quite what I thought it was going to be. I thought it would change me as a person, but I still feel like my old self. I haven't changed. I still talk the same. I still act the same. Creatively, I feel exactly the same," the Daily Mail quoted her, as saying.
"The only difference is that life is now much better. I now have this mind-blowing little guy who is the reward for a lot of hard work. After having Kingston, I felt complete," she said.
Gwen is currently on a UK tour with Kingston. But she has admitted that being a mum has its own share of complications, and that she is no different.
"It's hard to get the balance right. The touring life is hard enough as it is. Doing it with a baby can be almost impossible," she said.
She has further admitted that while on the tour with her son, she had plenty of "tortured nights".
"Kingston is walking now and he never sleeps. And if he doesn't sleep, I don't sleep. Last night was insane. By this morning I thought I was going to die from the tiredness," she said.
Despite the difficulties of balancing between career and family, Stefani said that motherhood was the best thing that ever happened to her, especially after her hubby Rossdale was also with her on her travels.
"It's been great having my husband with me on this leg of the tour. At first, I wasn't sure if I could handle Gavin being around all the time. I get very into the touring bubble when I am on the road, but he has been amazingly helpful," she said.