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Miranda Lambert makes rare comment about Blake Shelton divorce

The country superstars split in 2015

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
May 12, 2022
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Miranda Lambert has remained relatively quiet about her divorce from first husband Blake Shelton back in 2015 – until now.

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The country superstar made a rare comment about their split, which saw them end their marriage after almost five years together. Speaking to CBS News, Miranda opened up about the intense public scrutiny surrounding their high-profile divorce.

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She said: "I wasn't prepared for that. 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."

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

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Blake and Miranda were married for nearly five years but announced their split in 2015. She went on to marry Brendan McLoughlin in 2019, while Blake wed Gwen Stefani in July 2021.

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Miranda and Blake divorced in 2015

The confirmation of their divorce came just hours after they went public with their split, announcing in a statement to Us Weekly at the time: "This is not the future we envisioned, and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately.

"We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."

The former couple first met during an onstage duet at CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert back in 2005, when Blake was still married to his first wife, Kaynette Gern.

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"I didn't know if it was just initial butterflies… I don't know what it was," Miranda later told Hoda Kotb in 2011 of the initial encounter. "It was just this draw to each other."

Just a few months before they announced their split, the If I Was A Cowboy singer opened up again about their relationship to Marie Claire, saying, "I'm not sunshine and roses. Blake's the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness… Literally, everything is the best about being married."

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