Miranda Lambert makes rare comment on split from Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert makes rare comment on split from Blake Shelton

All with hindsight. Miranda Lambert opens up about her shocking breakup with ex-husband Blake Shelton nearly seven years after they quit.

The 38-year-old “If I Was a Cowboy” singer opened up about intense public interest in her personal life following her 2015 split, telling CBS News in a recent interview that attention is very important. “I wasn’t prepared for this,” she explained. “Well, I don’t think anyone is. It’s not pleasant at times, but I think you have to take it with a grain of salt.

Lambert noted that using her music to channel her emotions helped her cope with her breakup. “I’m a singer-songwriter so luckily I can speak my whole truth,” she added. “I won’t lie in my music.”

Looking back on her divorce, the three-time Grammy winner explained that she’s “grown up” a lot over the past few years. “I learned a lot about myself and I think at some point you start settling on who you are,” she shared. “I think that’s why you feel this peace coming from me because I feel at peace with myself.”

The “Drunk” singer started dating Shelton, 45, in 2006 and the duo tied the knot five years later. In July 2015, the country couple announced they were going their separate ways.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Ed Rode/imageSPACE/Shutterstock; AFF-USA/Shutterstock

“This is not the future we envisioned,” Lambert and the Oklahoma native noted in a joint statement to We Weekly at the time. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask you to respect privacy and compassion regarding this very personal matter.

In November 2015, Shelton moved on with Gwen Stefaniwho had separated from her husband Gavin Rossdale This summer. The “Austin” crooner credited Stefani, 52, with helping him stay positive after the split.

“When I was going through my divorce and just, you know, hit rock bottom like anyone does when they’re going through something so devastating, it’s a miracle I met someone who was going through the exact same thing that I was at the exact same moment in time,” he said on Sunday today with Willie Geist in June 2018, gushing that her relationship with the “Sweet Escape” singer “seems to constantly take it to the next level.”

the Voice the coaches married in July 2021, while Lambert secretly exchanged vows with her husband Brendan McLoughlin in January 2019 after less than three months of attendance. The duo met while Nashville Star alum was playing on hello americawhere the former NYPD officer, 30, worked as a security guard.

“It’s like some kind of Hallmark movie or something,” the “Kerosene” artist joked to CBS News about his whirlwind romance. “Texas redneck meets this handsome NYPD officer on the street in New York, but it actually happened that way.”

With a few years of marriage under their belt, Lambert and McLoughlin hope to expand their family. “She and Brendan decided after their third wedding anniversary that they would start trying [to conceive]“, said a source exclusively We in February. “Miranda is thrilled and Brendan has always wanted [have kids with her].”

New York native shares 3-year-old son Landon with his ex Kaihla Rettingerwho gave birth days after McLoughlin and Lambert crossed paths on CMG.

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