Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were once considered to be relationship goals, but their highly publicized relationship took its toll. The couple made the decision to divorce in 2015, and although there is no clear reason to explain their split, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating about what went wrong.
What we do know, is that in the years since, Lambert has decided to take a very different approach to her relationships, and she’s worked hard to keep her second marriage out of the public. Actually, Lambert’s divorce may have been the reason she married Brendan McLoughlin in secret, and her past experiences allowed her to realize early on that this was the man she wanted in her life. Below are 20 things we’ve found out about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s marriage, and also, how things have changed.
20 It’s Been Reported That The Former Couple Had Major Trust Issues
Having to defend your relationship publicly, and continuously read false reports must have been hard for Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. An insider told E! News that they had trust issues, and that the rumors “put stress on them.” Despite the claims being untrue, it was still hard to hear, the publication reports.
19 They Have Very Different Personalities And Humor
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert may have had an instant connection, but their personalities are very different. Shelton is the more outgoing of the two, and he also likes to have fun, and this is something Lambert admitted in an interview with 60 Minutes (via E! News). "He has taught me how to have a sense of humor and how to have fun,” she said.
18 A Lot Of Their Problems May Have Been Because They Were Spending So Much Time Apart
A long-distance relationship is not easy for any couple, and the long periods alone may have contributed to Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce. “Miranda wholeheartedly believes married couples should be together as much as possible,” a HollywoodLife insider said. “A lot of the issues in her last marriage stemmed from having to spend so much time apart. It creates unnecessary stress.”
17 Blake Shelton Has Said That Gwen Stefani ‘Saved His Life’
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may have seemed like an unlikely couple in the beginning, but their relationship is still going strong. They also have a lot in common, including both having gone through high-profile splits from other musicians. Shelton credits Stefani for helping him through the aftermath of his split. “Gwen saved my life last year,” he said, Billboard reports.
16 Miranda Has Reminded Her Fans That She Goes Through Things (Including Divorce) The Same As Everyone Else
Celebrities are often held to a higher standard because they live their lives in the public eye and because of this, many people feel they can do no wrong. However, Miranda Lambert made an effort to remind fans that she deals with personal problems in the same way that we all do. "I'm 35. I went through a divorce. I'm thankful that fans allowed me that time to do that," she said, according to CountryLiving. "I'm just going through stuff everybody else goes through."
15 Blake Shelton Is Not Interested In What Miranda Lambert Does These Days Because He Is Content
It’s unlikely Blake Shelton will be reading any reports about Miranda Lambert and her new marriage because he is completely content. “Blake is paying no attention to what Miranda is doing and if she is happy or not with Brendan,” an insider told HollywoodLife. “He wishes her no ill will, however, it’s not something that’s on his radar.”
14 Years After Their Divorce, Everyone Is Still Speaking About Miranda And Blake, But They've Both Moved On With Their Lives
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made the decision to divorce in 2015, and several years on, people are still interested in their relationship. In Lambert’s interview with Health for their December 2019 issue, she was asked several questions about her marriage, including how she dealt with the attention in the media.
13 Blake Shelton Said He Was ‘In The Middle Of Hell’ After His Split
Some people have placed blame solely on Blake Shelton or Miranda Lambert, as the reason for their divorce. Of course, the constant rumors about their split have not helped. What we do know, is at the time of Shelton’s split he told Billboard (via CheatSheet) that he channeled his feelings into his music. “When you have a broken heart — at least, when I do — you got to get it out of your system,” he said. “You want people to sympathize with you. I was at rock bottom, in the middle of hell.”
12 There May Be Even More Wedding Bells In The Future
Miranda Lambert is married for the second time now, but there are also reports that Blake Shelton will say “I do” again. According to CheatSheet, insiders close to Shelton have said that he is “crazy about Gwen, and all he sees are hearts in his eyes every day.” They also commented on how he put his relationship with Lambert behind him long ago.
11 Miranda Lambert’s Divorce From Blake Shelton Helped Her Find Out What She Wants From A Relationship
Miranda Lambert’s relationship, and subsequent divorce, from Blake Shelton, was highly publicized, and even now, years later, their coupling still gets a lot of interest. Lambert told Health that she knew her relationship with her new husband, Brendan McLoughlin, was right because of her past experiences. “I feel like I’ve been through enough in my life to know what I don’t want,” she said. “So when I know what I do want, I snatch it right up.”
10 She’s Also Made Sure To Keep Her Second Marriage Out Of The Press
From the moment Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert got together the media followed them. Their divorce in 2015 also made headlines, with many publications and their insiders speculating about went wrong. So, when it came time for Lambert to marry for a second time, she kept it a secret.
9 The Couple First Met In 2005, When Blake Shelton Was Still Married To His First Wife
When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert first met in 2005, Shelton was a married man. According to CheatSheet, the musician was married to Kaynette Gern at the time that he and Lambert collaborated for CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets concert. Needless to say, their coupling attracted quite a bit of attention.
8 They Collaborated And Basically Fell In Love On Stage
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s marriage got even more attention because of Shelton’s admission that they basically fell for each other after their first meeting. He told VH1’s Behind the Music (via Country Living), “I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody. I was a married guy, you know? Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.”
7 Luckily, There’s No Competition Between Miranda Lambert And Her New Husband Because They Have Very Different Careers
Both Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have enjoyed success and are considered to be some of country music’s biggest stars, but working in the same industry may have been tough. According to a HollywoodLife insider, Lambert’s marriage to Brendan McLoughlin is very different. “She loves being the breadwinner and enjoys doing things more on her schedule. This is the best cake and eat it too situation for her, because she never had this option with Blake since he’s obviously just as big of a country star as she is,” the insider claims.
6 The Intense Public Attention On Blake And Miranda’s Marriage Didn’t Help
The media’s interest in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s relationship had its toll. Lambert told Health, “When everyone’s worried about your personal life, it makes you feel like, ‘Well, if you could just spend some of that time talking about my actual art, that would be great!’” She also claims she will never get used to the public eye "in that way."
5 And Their Relationship Was Plagued By Rumors From The Very Start
Perhaps it’s the way they first fell in love, or maybe it was just the tabloid attention that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton attracted, but their relationship was the subject of countless rumors. According to E! News, in 2013, Shelton even had to deny that he was romantically involved with Cady Groves.
4 They Had Every Intention Of Spending The Rest Of Their Lives Together
Some fans are still holding out for a Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert reunion because, at one point, they were relationship goals. They were also incredibly in love. “Weddings are great and engagements are great and diamonds are especially great,” Lambert told People. “But I’m just excited to be married because I want to tell Blake I really can love him the rest of my life and be happy and make him happy.”
3 Miranda Lambert Is Really Shy, Something Which Blake Shelton Definitely Is Not
Fans of Blake Shelton will know that he has a larger than life personality, and he is very seldom seen without a massive grin on his face. Miranda Lambert is a little more reserved. Actually, according to her mom (via Yahoo!), she was “extremely shy” at school and wouldn’t even speak.
2 Fans Took Note When Blake Shelton Spoke About 'Karma'
No one knows exactly what went wrong between Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, but that hasn’t stopped people from looking for clues. And many felt a clue came to them in April 2018, after Shelton made a cryptic tweet about "karma" when it was reported Lambert was dating her boyfriend at the time, Evan Felker, Country Living notes.
1 No One Really Knows Why They Split, But That Hasn’t Stopped People From Speculating
As mentioned earlier, it’s unclear why Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorced, although there’s been plenty of speculation on the matter. An insider told E! News that their “busy schedules” were a problem for the couple. “They both worked a lot and had to spend a lot of time apart. The less time they spent together, the more they grew apart,” the insider said.
References: Health, CheatSheet, CountryLiving, HollywoodLife, E! News, People, Yahoo!, Billboard.