Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are both trying to move on from their devastating divorce, and so far they’re doing an excellent job of avoiding one another. While Miranda Lambert was busy playing nurse to new boyfriend Anderson East, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani decided to enjoy a dinner date in Nashville. Miranda’s new home base is in Music City, U.S.A., but Gwen and Blake didn’t have to worry about running into her on Friday night because she was in Alabama for the weekend.
According to E! News, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani took their traveling lovefest to an O’Charley’s chain restaurant on Friday night. A fan managed to snap a stealthy photo of the couple enjoying the dinner at the Nashville eatery, and it looks like Miranda Lambert’s ex-husband and his new “Honey Bee” are still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship. In the fan’s photo, a smiling Gwen can be seen draping her arm around Blake and gazing adoringly at him while he picks at his food.
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A source revealed that Gwen and Blake cozied up in a back corner booth near the bar, and no one bothered them during their dinner date. However, it sounds like they had a hard time focusing on their food – they were reportedly “all over each other.” According to Us Weekly, the couple was in town to attend the wedding of one of Blake Shelton’s friends.
While Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were enjoying their low-key date night, Miranda Lambert was likely comforting the new love of her life. According to WAAY ABC 31, Miranda Lambert was spotted in Athens, Alabama, on Saturday afternoon. Athens just happens to be Anderson East’s hometown, so it’s seems fairly obvious that Miranda Lambert was there to spend time with him. Miranda posed for a few photos with fans while grabbing a bite to eat at Dub’s Burgers, where she reportedly chowed down on an “old school, fried hamburger.”
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No reports say that Anderson East was out and about with Miranda Lambert in Athens, and this is likely because the country R&B singer is recovering from a broken collarbone. According to Us Weekly, Miranda and her new man decided to ring in the New Year by heading to Aspen, Colorado, for a few days of skiing and snuggling. Unfortunately, their fun holiday got cut short when Anderson suffered a nasty fall. At least they got some good cuddling in before they had to leave their snowy retreat.
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Miranda Lambert and Anderson East both currently reside in Nashville, but perhaps Anderson decided that he wanted to be surrounded by loved ones while recovering from his injury. And if Anderson invited Miranda back home to Athens with him to meet his family, this could be a sign that the couple is getting just as serious as Gwen and Blake. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Blake Shelton celebrated the holidays with Gwen Stefani by taking her home to meet his family and friends in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. They were photographed together in the parking lot of an Atwoods Ranch and Home store not far from Blake’s ranch.
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Once upon a time, Miranda Lambert worked hard to make Blake Shelton’s hometown feel like her own. Last year, she put down roots in Tishomingo by opening up a bed and breakfast called The Ladysmith. According to Taste of Country, it’s located downtown right across the street from her boutique, The Pink Pistol.
Blake Shelton has boasted about Miranda Lambert revitalizing the Tishomingo economy by creating popular businesses that attract tourists and create jobs.
“I think it’s great what it’s done for the community and the people there love it, and I’m proud of her when you do drive through,” Blake told country radio station WWGP 1050 AM. “If you could have seen a picture of downtown Tishomingo four years ago and see it now, it would blow your mind. It’s unbelievable. It went from absolute ghost town with tumbleweeds and skinny dogs walking up and down the street to, it looks like Pigeon Forge or something around there now. And that is all centered around The Pink Pistol. It’s amazing what it’s done.”
Miranda Lambert may decide to keep her Tishomingo businesses open, but she no longer has a home in the Oklahoma city. Miranda and Blake’s divorce settlement allowed Blake to keep his ranch in Tishomingo, and Miranda was awarded the Nashville property that they purchased together in 2014. Miranda definitely can’t complain about what she walked away with since her new man also owns a home in Nashville.
Do you think Miranda Lambert’s presence in Athens, Alabama, is a sign that she and Anderson East are just as in love as Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton?
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