Miranda Lambert is in love. And just as with her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, and his new girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, Miranda is ready to share just how she feels by enjoying flirty fun on social media. Sending a shout-out to her lucky new boyfriend, Anderson East, Lambert headed to Instagram to show her affection, reported Us Weekly.
The recognition came in the form of a pair of piggies sporting University of Alabama jerseys, which paid tribute to a big game.
“Somethin’ bout a boy from the south,” wrote Miranda in a quote from the “Boys From The South” single of the Pistol Annies’ band.
As for how long Lambert and Anderson have been together, they hooked up only a few months ago. But now that they’re dating, Miranda, 32, is enjoying the experience of starting a new relationship with the 27-year-old.
“She couldn’t have picked a better dude to have fun with,” a pal of Anderson revealed to Us. “Anderson is the coolest guy.”
Miranda previously posted a photo showing herself cuddling with East on social media.
“The snuggle is real…” wrote Lambert.
Miranda and Shelton divorced in July, with her former husband starting his romance with Stefani in October after they started out as friends while working as coaches on The Voice. That professional relationship quickly became very personal, however, and Gwen’s rep confirmed the relationship in November.
However, although it took longer for Miranda to find love, Lambert even went on a skiing vacation to Aspen recently with Anderson, reported UPI.
Alas, it wasn’t a total success because East was hurt, breaking his collarbone in a skiing-related incident. UPI quoted a source revealing how Lambert is helping Anderson recover.
“It was a nasty fall but Miranda was there and helped him heal, took him to get treated. So it wasn’t quite the fun holiday trip they wanted, but they were still happy to be together and he’s really happy she was there nursing him by his side and making sure he was okay.”
They since returned home, where East is healing.
“It was still great to be together, happy and in love over the holidays despite the accident, and they are looking forward to a good new year together,” added the source.
As for how Miranda and her ex-husband’s new girlfriend feel about each other? Lambert and the No Doubt frontwoman respect each other, a source told E! News.
“[They] are actually big fans of each others’ music and respect each other as artists,” revealed the source. “Miranda… thinks she is an extremely talented artist.”
Moreover, Lambert wants the best for both her ex-husband and his new gal pal, according to that source. And it helps that she’s in her own blossoming relationship.
“Miranda is focusing on herself and enjoying her new relationship. Miranda is in great spirits!” added the insider.
As for the No Doubt frontwoman, there’s no doubt that there are good feelings there too, according to that same source.
“Gwen thinks it’s great that Miranda is dating and in a happy place!… she avoids drama at all accounts,” added the insider.
But the mystery remains as to why Lambert and Shelton’s divorce occurred, pointed out ET. Miranda expressed only positive feelings about her marriage and relationship with the country crooner.
“I had a great relationship with an amazing man,” declared Miranda, “so I know what good is. I have a great launching pad for the future. I will never take that for granted.”
However, a source told Hollywood Life that one reason Lambert and Shelton split was because she did not want to have children.
“Having children has been a dream of his for a long time,” said the source. “He always wanted kids with Miranda [Lambert], but her resistance to it was part of the reason they ended up splitting.”
As the Inquisitr reported, rumors have swirled recently that Stefani is pregnant. One report cited Miranda’s ex-husband as overjoyed, because he always wanted children.
Among those pregnancy reports is one from In Touch Weekly, which cites a source saying that The Voice coaches are looking forward to their baby, and that Blake’s rocker girlfriend thinks it will be a baby girl.
No word yet on how Lambert and her new boyfriend feel on having a baby of their own, or how Miranda would react if her ex does become a daddy for the first time with his new girlfriend.
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