The svelte singer revealed that her grandmother was obese and thinking that Stefani would put on the same weight, her mother kept her on a diet since the sixth grade.
"My grandmother was one of those really obese women and I think that frightened my mum. I've always been on a diet, ever since I was in the sixth grade," Contactmusic quoted Stefani, as saying.
"It was out of my mother's love for me. But I don't know if it's good for a kid to be concerned (with their weight) so early," she added.