Miranda Lambert’s Ups and Downs Over the Years: Blake’s Divorce and More

Miranda Lambert’s Ups and Downs Over the Years: Blake’s Divorce and More
Miranda Lambert's Ups and Downs Over the Years Blake Shelton Divorce Fan Selfie Scandal and 306 More

Miranda Lambert. Curtis/AFF-USA/Shutterstock

Miranda Lambert has gone through many public ups and downs since rising to fame in the competition series star of nashville in 2003.

us weekly confirmed in July 2015 that Lambert and fellow country star Blake Shelton had separated after four years of marriage. “This is not the future we envisioned,” a rep for the couple said in a statement at the time. “And it is with a heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion regarding this very personal matter.”

Lambert later moved on with East Anderson It is Evan Felker before tying the knot with Brendan McLoughlin in January 2019 after 3 months of dating.

Scroll down for a recap of Lambert’s ups and downs over the years:

Grammy Award Winner

Lambert received three Grammy nominations before winning her first Grammy for Female Country Vocal Performance for “The House That Built Me” in February 2011. She won her first Grammy for Best Country Album for Platinum in 2015 and another for joker in 2021.

Eric Church Brawl

A year after Lambert and Shelton got married in 2011, the couple got into a very public fight with the country singer. Eric Church after he criticized Shelton’s NBC series The voice in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. “Honestly, if Blake Shelton and cee lo green turn around in a red chair, do you have a deal? This is crazy,” Church told the agency. “I don’t know what would drive an artist to do that. You are not an artist. Once your career becomes something other than music, then that’s it. I will never make that mistake. I don’t care if I starve.”

Lambert – remembering her star of nashville roots – fired at the Church via twitter, writing: “Thank you Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or @kelly_clarkson, @carrieunderwood & @KeithUrban. Your [sic] welcome to the tour in 2010.”

Church later clarified his comment in a May 2012 statement to Usexplaining that what he said “was part of a broader commentary about these types of reality shows and the perception they create, not the artists involved with the shows themselves”.

He continued, “The shows make it seem like artists can blast their way to success. Many artists, due to their own perseverance, have found success after appearing on these shows, but the real obstacles come after the cameras stop rolling. Every artist has to accompany television appearances with dedication to their craft, but these shows tend to gloss over that part and make it seem like you might be ordained to stardom.

Lambert forgave Church in an interview with Yahoo! Music that same year. “I think anyone can get themselves into a really bad interview situation, and I’ve had things printed about me that sounded a lot worse than they did,” she said. “I know he said what he said, but he died like anything else that happens. … Go straight on.

Miranda Lambert's Ups and Downs Over the Years Blake Shelton Divorce Fan Selfie Scandal and 307 More

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Mediapunch/Shutterstock

Blake Shelton Divorce

Lambert and Shelton’s divorce was finalized hours before the couple announced their split in July 2015. “There are no hard feelings,” a source tells exclusively. Us in that same month. “They want to move forward as friends and they are doing just that.”

Shelton, however, took to Twitter in April 2018 and appeared to slam Lambert about his new relationship with Felker. “I’ve been taking the high road for a long time… I almost gave up. but finally I can see something on the horizon up there!! Hang on!! It could be?! Yes!! It’s karma!!” he tweeted at the time.

In response, Lambert’s ex Jeff Allen – who she dated before marrying Shelton – has accused the former couple of cheating during his and Lambert’s relationship. “You know, I always gave you the benefit of the doubt and chalked it up to just being human, but you must be an arrogant bastard to do something like that, when I know damn well you were cheating on your wife and Miranda was cheating on me when you two started it,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

He followed up the post with another tweet, writing: “I kept my mouth shut for 13 years. Sorry your karma tweet pissed me off. All this is useless.”

In May 2022, Lambert opened up about the intense public attention his breakup with Shelton has received. “I wasn’t prepared for this,” she said in an interview with CBS News. “Well, I don’t think anyone is. Sometimes it’s not good, but I think you have to take it with a grain of salt.

Anderson East Romance

Lambert and East started dating in November 2015, with a source exclusively telling Us the following month that the two were “really enjoying each other’s company”.

Two years later, a source close to the couple said Us that East was “crazy about Miranda and she’s so in love with him too”, adding, “Her friends can definitely see them engaged in the near future”.

However, the duo called it quits in April 2018 after two years of dating. “They’ve spent a lot of time apart but potentially could end up back together,” another source said. Us at the time. “Love still exists.”

Evan Felker cheating scandal

Lambert was involved in a cheating scandal with Evan and his wife, Staci Felker, as the two started dating while Evan was still married to Staci. The pair began a romance while Evan’s band, the Turnpike Troubadours, performed on Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies tour.

In May 2015, a source revealed to the Us that Evan and Staci were “trying to have a baby” before he went on tour with Lambert. “They didn’t have any marital issues, so Staci didn’t think anything was going to happen,” the insider shared, adding that Staci found out her husband had filed for divorce in a local newspaper. “He went on tour and never came home.”

The pair’s divorce was finalized in August, the same month that Evan and Lambert called it quits. Evan and Staci later reconciled and remarried in June 2020. They welcomed their first child together, daughter Evangelina, in March 2021, followed by son Everett in September 2022.

restaurant fight

The Nashville Metropolitan Police Department reported that Lambert was involved in a restaurant fight while having dinner with friends in February 2019. “Something happened in the restaurant between these two gentlemen and another gentleman approached. [Lambert’s] table and started swearing at him,” an employee said in a 911 call obtained by Us. “This is the third time they’ve gotten into this, and now Miranda is trying to hit people and she’s turning the plates on them.”

TMZ reported at the time that Lambert allegedly threw a salad in a woman’s lap during the encounter and that she and her group had left the restaurant before police arrived on the scene. Neither Lambert nor the men involved filed police reports. She has not publicly commented on the incident.

Brendan McLoughlin Wedding

Lambert first met McLoughlin when he was patrolling near her good morning america presentation in November 2018. Several days later, the retired police officer welcomed a son with Kaihla Rettinger.

Things got even more complicated when Carol BrunoMcLoughlin’s ex’s mother Jackie Brunosaid exclusively Us around the time McLoughlin had cheated on Jackie with Rettinger.

Despite the dramatic start to their relationship, Lambert and McLoughlin’s love has only grown stronger – and the couple secretly wed in early 2019 after three months of dating.

“In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we tied! My heart is full,” she captioned the Instagram photos from her wedding day. “Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for…. I ❤️.”

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Brendan McLaughlin and Miranda Lambert. Matt Baron/EIB/Shutterstock

baby plans

“[Lambert] and Brendan decided that after their third wedding anniversary, they would start trying [to get pregnant]”, revealed a source to Us in February 2022. “Miranda is thrilled and Brendan has always wanted to [have kids with her.]”

A year later, a separate source shared that the couple were “doing well” and “still feel like newlyweds.” The source continued: “Miranda loves having a husband who isn’t in the spotlight and doesn’t even care about things like that. He’s low-key and down-to-earth like her and they couldn’t be a more perfect match. It’s nice to be able to have some privacy and not have every detail about their relationship scrutinized. They complement each other on every level and Miranda feels like she has finally found her soul mate.”

The selfie controversy

Lambert received backlash after a viral TikTok video of her calling out fans for taking a selfie during a July 2023 performance at her home. velvet rodeo Residence in Las Vegas. After interrupting his performance of “Tin Man”, Lambert told the crowd, “These girls are worried about their selfies and not listening to the music. It’s pissing me off a little. Sorry, I don’t like it. No way.”

She added: “We’re here for some country music tonight. I’m singing a goddamn country song,” before motioning the group of friends to sit down.

One of the concert goers, Adela Calin, told NBC News that she was “shocked” by Lambert’s response, noting, “It felt like I was back in school with the teacher scolding me for doing something wrong and telling me to take my seat. I feel like she was determined to make us look young, immature and conceited. But we were just adult women in their 30s to 60s trying to take a picture.”

After the incident, a source exclusively told us weekly that Lambert “feels there’s a level of respect expected when someone’s onstage”.

The source added, “She understands that the fans are there to enjoy themselves, but she hopes people will focus more on the show and the moment than using the opportunity to promote social media. Miranda is, and always has been, incredibly grateful for her fans and she feels blessed to have such a devoted following.”

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