Hip-hop maestro Pharrell Williams is convinced he gels so well with Gwen Stefani because they share a strong individuality.

The COOL beauty recently passed up the opportunity to go on holiday with hubby GAVIN ROSSDALE so she could begin recording her second solo album with Williams.

And The Neptunes heart-throb is convinced the CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT duo share the perfect professional relationship.

He says, "We're people cut from their own cloth. Not a different cloth, their own cloth. We wave that flag together."