It’s been almost two years since Miranda Lambert got divorced from Blake Shelton, and most of their fans still wanted to know which really caused their split. Both claimed that the decision was mutual, but cheating speculations started to emerge when the 40-year-old country superstar jumped into a new relationship with Gwen Stefani. However, The Voice coach hinted that it was the 33-year-old songstress who was unfaithful.
“Gwen saved my life. Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician? You can’t even imagine the similarities in our divorces,” he told Billboard.
Stefani ended her marriage with Gavin Rossdale because she caught him having an affair with their former nanny. Since Shelton claimed that there were similarities in their breakup, then he may be talking about Lambert’s infidelity.
Miranda decided to remain quiet after her divorce from Blake and instead put all that she had gone through in writing for her album The Weight Of These Wings. During an interview with Irish Independent, the Pistol Annies member admitted that her new album talked about the story of her life for the past few years, which included her failed marriage.
“I just kind of wrote about everything that happened in my life. All the ups and downs,” Lambert confessed. “I think the only word I can use to describe it is honesty. I guess that’s what I’m trying to reach – those people who are wanting to hear the ugly truth.”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were considered the King and Queen of Country Music, having dominated numerous music awards. She recently made history at the Academy of Country Music Awards by winning Female Vocalist of the Year for eight consecutive times. Despite going through a high-profile divorce, the country belle continued to shine as an artist because she knows how to handle fame.
“I don’t care about the fame part of it. But I love music and I love writing songs and I love being able to go out and perform the songs for people who want to hear them. That’s a whole reward in itself, being able to do that,” Miranda said.
Another factor for her success is her strength as a woman, which she claimed signifies the lead character in her album The Weight of These Wings. When asked if there was a time that she thought that she won’t be able to make it because of all the things that she had gone through, Lambert firmly said no because she knows she’s stronger than that.
Miranda used her music to channel all her feelings, maybe that’s why some of her songs, including her carrier single “Vice,” became huge hits. She even considered it as a therapy session for songwriters. However, she admitted that it is also difficult for her to open up about her emotions because the public knows a lot about what she went through, including her divorce from Blake. But she’s grateful that her music connects to other people.
“I just actually appreciate people who hear me and go: ‘Hey – your music made me feel like I wasn’t alone in my situation’. That’s all I can ask for,” Miranda said.
When asked if she was at her lowest when she wrote the song with the lyrics: “There’s trouble where I’m going/But I’m gonna go there anyway.” Lambert claimed that she wasn’t at the lowest at that time and also wants people to not to read too much into it.
“I believe in leaving some mystery. I think songs should be open to interpretation. I mean, people ask me a lot what does ‘Vice’ mean? It means whatever you think it means,” she said.
Most people think “Vice” was about her divorce since it was written during that time, but she just laughed and tried to explain that it is literally about having a vice. So it could be about love, alcohol or something in between. During her concert in Chicago last year, Miranda Lambert was heard talking about the effects of her divorce from Blake Shelton.
“I got divorced so I started drinking a little extra. I found myself in Midtown, Nashville, three nights in a row at last call, lights are coming on, and I’m still sitting there. So I wrote a song about it,” Miranda said referring to “Ugly Lights.”
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