Miranda Lambert is dating again, and the superstar has also been reportedly drinking and partying it up just months after her divorce from Blake Shelton. Although country singers Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton — the latter of whom is now involved in a relationship with Gwen Stefani — ended their divorce this July after four years of marriage, Miranda says both are “turning the page.”
“We are real people with real lives and real s**t. We’re both very honest,” she told Cosmopolitan in a recent interview. “This is what it is now, and we’re moving forward. We don’t need all the opinions. We just need y’all to be supportive, and nobody pick a side — because there ain’t a side.”
When asked whether her views on marriage have changed, the 32-year-old gave the following response.
“We were together for 10 years, married for four, were very quickly divorced, and are friends. I’m still processing everything and figuring out where to go and what happened. [Marriage is] a tough business, and we gave it our best college try… If I ever were to get married again — which is completely not on my radar at all right now — I feel like it’s not about it being a step in life. It’s not about a piece of paper or a diamond. It’s the way you feel about somebody and the commitment in your heart.”
The “Little Red Wagon” singer also admitted that life after divorce is not easy, and she said she has had many “long, lonely nights.” Although their relationship is over, Miranda has only good words for her ex-husband, whom she considers “amazing.”
“I had a great relationship with an amazing man, so I know what good is,” Lambert said. “I have a great launching pad for the future. I will never take that for granted.”
However, Miranda explained the breakup was painful, and she has often let off steam through crying or drinking alcohol.
“I just want to live a life full of everything. Some of that might mean nights on my porch crying, drinking whiskey, and going, ‘Man this sucks right now,'” she told the publication.
Miranda Lambert has now publicly spoken about her breakup and subsequent divorce, as well as praising her relationship with her ex-husband. It seems the star is moving on, and according to Us Weekly, she has been hitting the Nashville social scene pretty hard.
“She hangs around there a ton, drinking and partying,” an insider was quoted as saying. “Miranda’s enjoying reconnecting with her girlfriends.”
The insider went on to say that she is often joined by her friends April Lewis and Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe as she “dances and flirts” at neighborhood bars.
Miranda and Voice coach Blake Shelton ended their relationship last summer after four years of marriage. Shelton was the first to speak to the press of their divorce. So far, they have not fully explained the reasons that led to the end of one of the most stable couples in Hollywood, and the pair announced their divorce via a statement that was released to the Associated Press.
“This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, it appears that Shelton, 39, has moved on, and he just sparked a romance with fellow Voice judge Gwen Stefani, who had also put an end to her marriage to Gavin Rossdale, the father of her three children.
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