Yes, why is such a big deal made of this at interviews? It’s like the interviewers have no empathy & aren’t living in the real world. There are always gaps in between jobs especially if you’re a contractor, it’s perfectly acceptable. If you take a career break to go traveling, that’s also acceptable. Yet so many recruiters & interviewers still view this with suspicion & want an explanation. It’s as if they want a perfect candidate with a perfect life on paper.