Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Makes Rare Comment About Her Divorce From Blake Shelton

The country music star reflected on her high-profile divorce from Blake Shelton in a new interview with CBS News, telling the outlet she has a very specific way of handling the rumors

Miranda Lambert
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Divorce in the spotlight can be strange, just ask Miranda Lambert.

Seven years after she and fellow country star Blake Shelton called it quits, the 38-year-old reflected on the tabloid-frenzy that surrounded their high-profile divorce.

"I wasn't prepared for that," Lambert recently told CBS News. "I don't think anybody is. And it's not nice sometimes, but I think you got to take it with a grain of salt."

Luckily, the "Actin' Up" singer has her music as a way of cutting through the gossip and getting her side of the story out there to her fans.

"I'm a singer-songwriter so luckily I can tell my whole truth," she shared. "I will not lie in my music."

Lambert and Shelton began dating in 2006 and tied the knot at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas in 2011. In July 2015, the former couple announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage, amid rumors of infidelity that were never confirmed.

Later that year, Shelton moved on with his "The Voice" co-star Gwen Stefani, and the two tied the knot last summer. After short-lived relationships with Anderson East and The Turnpike Troubadours' lead singer Evan Felker, Lambert also found her happily ever after with NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin, who she married in January 2019 after just a few months of dating.

"I feel like I've been through enough in my life to know what I don't want," she told Health in November 2019 of the whirlwind romance. "So when I know what I do want, I snatch it right up."

McLoughlin has even been featured in several of his wife's music videos including "If I Was A Cowboy," "Tequila Does (Telemitry Remix)" and "Settling Down," a song inspired by him.

With a supportive partner and red-hot career, Lambert admitted she's never been happier.

"I've grown up and I've learned a lot about myself and I think at some point you start to settle into who you are," she told CBS News. "I feel at peace with myself."

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