Miranda Lambert initially seemed to struggle to recover after her divorce from Blake Shelton. While the country crooner happily rebounded by romancing Gwen Stefani, Miranda admitted to suffering emotional pain. And for Lambert, that meant some long, lonely nights accompanied by weeping and whiskey, as the Inquisitr reported.
While fans of Gwen and Blake were treated to a PDA parade on social media, with The Voice coaches flaunting the heat of their hook-up, Miranda’s social media were noticeably minus any men — until now. Taking a cue from Shelton and Stefani, Lambert has been sharing social media messages focused on her new boyfriend, Anderson East.
Most recently, Miranda hinted that she and Anderson are penning songs as a country music couple, reported Us Weekly.
“Weekend well spent. @andersoneast,” wrote Lambert for the caption of her new Instagram photo. “#writin’ #singin’ #overallsandbeer #pencilandpaper #thecountry #weekendsoff #recharging #tennessee.”
And Miranda isn’t alone in teaming up with her sweetheart to create music. As the Inquisitr noted, Stefani and Blake also are creating an album together.
Miranda and East began their relationship in December, and Lambert hasn’t hesitated to flaunt her affection on social media. She also proudly praised his musical talents.
” ‘It takes a man to teach a man’ – @andersoneast @raytair. Learning is out today! #SouthernFamily #whatasong #whatasinger,” wrote Miranda.
Lambert also posted a photo showing the two getting cuddly beneath a rug. And she took care to emphasize that her snuggle wasn’t just for show.
“The snuggle is real… @andersoneast????:@raytair @ape_lewis,” posted Miranda.
With snuggling and music, just how serious is the relationship between Lambert and Anderson? Miranda and East share many common interests as well as romantic chemistry, reported E! News.
“Anderson is a complete gentleman! Miranda gets butterflies with Anderson,” an insider told E! News. “He is a wonderful guy with an amazing personality. Miranda loves his sense of humor and his love for music. They have many things in common.”
So is Lambert totally over Shelton? Well, not exactly, a source told Hollywood Life.
“The tears are long gone. Miranda seeing Blake having his relationship with Gwen out in the open has eventually become more of a healing process for her,” revealed the source. “At first she thought he was flaunting it, but it has come to a point where she sees he is just moving on and that is exactly what she should be doing herself.”
But there’s one situation that could open that wound again and bring back those tears. And that’s if her ex-husband ties the knot with his girlfriend or they have a baby together.
“If Blake has a child with Gwen or gets married to Gwen, that will hit a little hard,” added the source.
The good news is that with Lambert heating up her hook-up with Anderson, she’s staying focused in the present rather than regretting the loss of Shelton or obsessing about her ex-husband’s new romance with Stefani.
“She is seeing with her new relationship that amazing things still happen to her and she wants to embrace that,” shared the insider. “She has come to a point where she has accepted things and almost completely moved on.”
As for her professional life, it may help Miranda feel even better that she just received several mentions when the nominees for the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards were announced. Lambert was nominated for entertainer of the year, reported TooFab.
In addition, Miranda was nominated for the 10th time as female vocalist of the year. Miranda’s competition includes Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, and Jana Kramer. Little Big Town was nominated for vocal event of the year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’ ” with Lambert, as well. In contrast, as the Inquisitr reported, Blake got snubbed by the ACM.
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