It didn’t take long for Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton to find new partners after they announced their divorce last July, and there are many similarities between their rebound romances; Miranda and Blake both found love with fellow performers, and they’re both still dating their new flames. However, while Miranda Lambert has kept her relationship with Anderson East pretty low-key, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been very open with theirs.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s sweet social media exchanges, public outings, interviews about one another, and songs about their romance have kept them in the headlines ever since they announced that they were dating last November. According to a recent report by OK! Magazine, Miranda Lambert may be prepping to use her own relationship to steal Gwen and Blake’s thunder and generate the same amount of free publicity their love life is getting.
“Blake Shelton has been surprising fans on stage with Gwen Stefani but is Miranda Lambert planning her own little revenge tour with her boyfriend, Anderson East?”
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Miranda Lambert has been dating Anderson East since late last year. She and the country rhythm and blues singer made their red carpet debut in April at the ACM Awards.
Gwen Stefani’s fans go crazy whenever Blake Shelton makes a surprise appearance during her “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour,” and the couple makes headlines every time they perform their duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” at one of Gwen’s shows. Case in point: Billboard reported on their most recent appearance together Tuesday night at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) August 2, 2016
Miranda Lambert recently revealed that she might use her own relationship with Anderson East to fill seats and generate buzz during her Keeper of the Flame Tour. On August 3, a paparazzo asked Miranda if the Southern soul singer will be making an appearance at any of her upcoming concerts.
“You never know, he might pop in, yes,” Miranda responded.
During an interview with Billboard, Miranda Lambert explained why she and Anderson East haven’t been in the public eye as much as Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been. According to the “Vice” singer, she’s been hard at work on her upcoming album, which will likely be released near the end of the year. However, now that she has a new single to promote, Lambert is ready to step back into the spotlight.
“I’ve been hunkered down for a year writing, recording, trying to live a normal life and getting ready for a new album. No one’s heard from me,” Lambert said. “I’ve been pretty silent all this time. And now that I’m coming with a song, it does make me nervous, and I hope that people are respectful of it and understand what I’ve been doing.”
It’s been suggested that Miranda Lambert’s new song is about the end of her marriage to Blake Shelton. As Bustle points out, “Vice” is a sorrowful song about relationship mistakes, and a few lyrics have even sparked speculation that it’s Miranda’s way of confessing that she cheated on Blake.
“Another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn’t crawl out of,” Miranda sings. “At 7 a.m, with shoes in my hand said I wouldn’t do it, but I did it again / And I know I’ll be back tomorrow night.”
While “Vice” might be about pain and loneliness, Miranda Lambert promises that she’s not shedding her signature sassy, strong image to produce a “heartbreak record” with a completely sad vibe.
“I want an emotional journey, because that’s what life is, and I want to document that. But I don’t think anybody’s gonna listen to this new project and say, ‘Ohhh, it’s so sad,‘” Lambert said.
In other words, Miranda Lambert’s new album isn’t going to be all about how painful it was to say goodbye to Blake Shelton. Maybe it will even include a love song duet that she and Anderson East can perform together.
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