Miranda Lambert Makes Rare Statement About Her Split From Blake Shelton

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In the nearly seven years since her divorce from fellow country singer Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert has kept their very public split as private as possible. But, in a new interview with CBS, the “Tin Man” singer made a rare statement regarding the end of their five-year marriage.

While speaking to CBS News about her new album, Palomino, Lambert briefly addressed the tabloid mania surrounding their divorce, saying:

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“I wasn’t prepared for that. I don’t think anybody is. And it’s not nice sometimes, but I think you got to take it with a grain of salt and know that…I’m a singer-songwriter so luckily I can tell my whole truth. I will not lie in my music,” Miranda said.

 

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When told that she seems a lot happier now, Lambert credited her happiness to age.

“I’ve also grown up and I’ve learned a lot about myself,” Miranda said in the video posted below. “I think at some point you just start to settle into who you are. I think that’s why you feel that peace coming from me…because I feel at peace with myself.”

Four years after her marriage to Blake Shelton ended, Miranda Lambert married New York City police officer Brendan McLoughlin, a relationship that she compared to a Hallmark movie.

“This redneck from Texas meets this beautiful NYPD officer on the street in New York. But, it actually happened that way,” Lambert said laughing.

 

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Brendan McLoughlin has starred in a few of his wife’s music videos since their nuptials, including “If I Was a Cowboy,” “Tequila Does,” and a song he inspired called “Settling Down.”

In a 2020 interview with Kelly Ford in the Morning, Miranda spoke about having her significant other star in a music video for the first time in her career.

“I’ve never had a video in 18 years in the business with a love interest, so it’s kind of funny that my husband is the first one.”

When it came to asking McLoughlin to participate, it was a no-brainer as he was “cute” and “free.” The couple said they enjoyed making the video together at her “magical happy place” near Nashville.