Miranda Lambert & Anderson East Relationship: Are They Getting Engaged Amid Blake Shelton’s Lawsuit Drama?

Miranda Lambert and her boyfriend, Anderson East, may be getting serious just months into their romance.

After making their red carpet debut as a couple weeks ago, Miranda Lambert has kept a low profile with both her R&B singer boyfriend and in regard to the ongoing lawsuit involving her ex-husband, Blake Shelton.

As the Lawyer Herald reported on April 12, Shelton is currently in the midst of a legal battle with Bauer Publishing Co. LLP after their magazine, In Touch Weekly, published a report claiming Shelton was headed for rehab after hitting “rock bottom.” The magazine, whose headline read “Rehab For Blake,” also claimed it was Shelton’s “drinking and womanizing” which led to the end of his four-year marriage to Miranda Lambert.

In a statement to the Associated Press, via Billboard, Shelton explained his decision to take legal action against the tabloid, claiming he felt the story jeopardized his personal and professional reputation.

Miranda Lambert and Shelton called it quits on their marriage in July 2015 after four years together, and in December of that same year, she was rumored to be dating Anderson East. Although the couple stayed silent on the rumors for a couple of weeks, Miranda Lambert eventually confirmed their relationship with a cuddly photo on Instagram.

Since then, the couple has been faced with rumors of a possible pregnancy, or an engagement, one of which claimed Miranda Lambert and East were headed for marriage and hoped to beat her ex-husband to the punch.

“They’ve discussed taking their relationship to the next level and for both of them, that means one thing: marriage,” the source told Life & Style, via Hollywood Life. “[Miranda Lambert] is determined to beat Gwen to the altar. Miranda will never forgive Gwen for having such a public romance with Blake so soon after their divorce. Beating Gwen to the altar is a way for her to have the last laugh.”

Weeks prior to Miranda Lambert’s relationship confirmation, her ex-husband, Shelton, confirmed he was dating his Voice co-star Gwen Stefani, and they too have faced rumors of a pregnancy and engagement.

At this point, Miranda Lambert and East don’t appear to be engaged, but when it comes to their future, an engagement certainly sounds like a possibility, at least according to one particular report. In fact, a source recently claimed Miranda Lambert and East had already discussed having children.

“They both have discussed wanting kids one day,” a source told E! News. “When they are both not on tour, they are with each other. They video chat or text and keep connected every day.”

According to the report, Miranda Lambert and East continued to keep in close contact with one another, despite their busy touring schedules, and East has taken a true liking to Miranda Lambert’s pets.

“Anderson loves all 15 of [Miranda Lambert]’s animals,” the insider shared. “They both are very into helping make a difference. Miranda is definitely in love with Anderson.”

The source went on to reveal that Miranda Lambert was also happy that her ex-husband, Shelton, has moved on and found love with Stefani.

She’s glad “they are happy,” the source explained.

“[Miranda Lambert] is in the best place of her life now and looking forward to the future!” the insider added.

Miranda Lambert and East rarely speak about their relationship publicly and have not commented on the possibility of a future engagement or children.

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