WATCH: Gwen Stefani uncomfortably answers questions about her divorce

Gwen Stefani awkwardly talks about her divorce on TODAY. (Screengrab: YouTube/TODAY)
Gwen Stefani awkwardly talks about her divorce on TODAY. (Screengrab: YouTube/TODAY)

Los Angeles - Gwen Stefani admits Gavin Rossdale is the inspiration behind her new track, Used to Love You.

The 46-year-old singer, who split from the British rocker in August after 13 years of marriage, says this is the first time she's ever released a break-up song when she's "actually going through things in real time".

Asked if the single is about her estranged husband, The Voice USA mentor uncomfortably said: "Oh my God. Put me on the spot!

"What I'll say about that is that I've never put a record out where I'm actually going through things in real time. Like the Tragic Kingdom record, I wrote that over a three year period and then it came out and it was, like, two years on tour. It was a long, drawn out thing.

"I wrote that song, like, a couple weeks ago, and then I sat in front of a camera in a dressing room randomly not making a video, just to do some video for the screens behind me, and it went out and it's the video and it's, like, all very real."

Watch the emotional video here:

The blonde beauty credits her fans for helping her get through the split.

She told Matt Lauer on the TODAY show: "It's nice to do music and have that support from everybody. I don't know these people but for whatever reason I feel their love and energy coming back at me, and that's really comforting."

Watch the full interview (and that awkward moment at 3:28) here: