When news broke last year that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were getting a divorce, the entire world was in complete shock. After all, Blake and Miranda were considered by many as one of country music’s cutest couples. The split hasn’t been easy for both of them, as the two spoke lovingly of each other in the previous months before they announced to the world that they are about to go on their separate ways.
One would think that it would take a while for either of them to move on to a new romance. But when rumors started to emerge suggesting that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were getting cozy with each other, the media erupted in a frenzy. While some were excited about the prospect of Blake and Gwen hooking up, there were some – mostly Miranda Lambert fans, one would assume – who were less than happy with Shelton for moving on to a new woman a little too soon. Some even suspect that Gwen Stefani was the real reason for the breakup. Rumors and speculation spread like wildfire, and in all that noise, the notion that there’s bad blood between Miranda Lambert and Gwen Stefani became the general consensus among fans.
That was the case until a source told E! News that the assumption is false.
“Miranda is happy that they are doing well and wishes the best for them. Miranda is focusing on herself and enjoying her new relationship. Miranda is in great spirits!”
“The Little Red Wagon” singer is indeed seeing a new guy – a country singer named Anderson East. If you want proof, look no further than Miranda’s Instagram account, where she posted a photo showing herself getting cuddly with her new beau. “The snuggle is real,” her caption went.
Judging by the photo above, there’s no real precedent for Lambert to wallow in bitterness over the Blake Shelton-Gwen Stefani romance. Or, at least that’s not the case anymore.
It became even more apparent that there’s no bad blood between the two when news broke that the No Doubt singer had “liked” one of Miranda Lambert’s tweets. The tweet was Miranda Lambert’s tribute to her grandmother, and the gesture was so unexpected that it made many fans even more confused.
Her name embroidered inside is priceless. A family heirloom I will cherish forever. I'm so… https://t.co/PtWnp9IIOJ— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) December 26, 2015
One can assume that the “liking” of the tweet was a gesture of peace offered on Gwen Stefani’s part. Besides, an E! News insider recently revealed that the “Used to Love You” singer has deep admiration for Miranda.
“Gwen thinks very highly of Miranda and really likes her music. Gwen thinks it’s great that Miranda is dating and in a happy place! Gwen is not the kind of women to be catty at all, and she avoids drama at all accounts.”
As for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, the two lovebirds continue to bring on the PDA, not just in real life but also on Twitter. The much-talked about flirty exchange on Twitter happened after Blake won the People’s Choice award for Country Artist.
And that’s not all. After Gwen Stefani shared a photo Thursday showing herself working on a new song in the studio, Shelton expressed his excitement and support for the new track by retweeting Stefani’s post and writing, “Guaranteed greatness.” Gwen Stefani responded to the tweet in the cutest fashion by writing the hashtag #writingsongsaboutacowboy and supplementing that with a heart emoji.
Aww, ain’t that sweet? Even Miranda Lambert would have smiled upon seeing that Twitter exchange.
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