It’s a common assumption that marriages are meant to last. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. All relationships have hardships, but in Hollywood, it’s much worse. Imagine your love life plastered all over the media, tabloids starting rumors, all while trying to maintain a healthy marriage. Country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are a perfect example.
Blake thought he found the woman that he would spend his life with. Everyone was waiting for a pregnancy announcement, but instead, they confirmed a divorce. After their split, Shelton began dating his co-judge on The Voice, Gwen Stefani, and rumors started to circle the internet. Blake claimed that he only started dating Gwen after his breakup with Miranda, but many didn’t believe it. Here is what really happened between Blake and Miranda and the truth about his current relationship with Gwen Stefani.
Flirting on the Job
Many people blame Blake’s divorce with Miranda Lambert on The Voice; the show Blake has been a judge on since it started in 2011. He met pop princess Gwen Stefani onset when she joined the cast as a judge. Nobody would have guessed that these two music stars would fall in love behind the scenes.
A couple close to them expressed that they like each other, saying, “They have spent time together off-set. They don’t want to label anything or define it; they just really like each other.” The two hit it off really well, but there was one problem. They were both in serious relationships at the time. In fact, they were both married.
Match Made in Heaven
It didn’t take long for the undeniable chemistry to become clear to viewers. People began to suspect a romance, and rumors of a relationship began swirling in the media. The two went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they battled in a lip-syncing duel (which was hilarious, by the way). It was obvious that they were into each other.
At that point, audiences knew there must be something between them. They seemed like a pretty good match, and fans wanted to see them together. It was confirmed by a source from The Voice that, “The chemistry between them is off the charts. Everyone on set sees that Blake and Gwen are falling for one another.”
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
As we mentioned, neither Blake nor Gwen were single at the time they met, which stopped them from pursuing a relationship. Gwen was married to Gavin Rossdale, and Blake was married to country singer Miranda Lambert. In 2015, both Blake and Gwen got divorced within just one month of each other. This was when real speculation started.
It couldn’t just be a coincidence, right? Fans immediately started accusing Blake of all kinds of things. However, Gwen ending her marriage after 3 kids and 13 years together was even more surprising. Did the unexpected breakups have anything to do with their blossoming relationship? There could be more to the story.
Sleeping with the Nanny
As we know, there are two sides to every story. Like many other parents in the entertainment industry, Gwen and Gavin had nannies helping them out around the house and with their kids. With such busy schedules, this is basically a necessity for celebrity parents. One of their many nannies was an Australian girl named Mindy Mann.
After being with the family for years, Mindy grew close to Gwen and her family. Sadly, Gwen found out that her nanny betrayed her in the worst possible way when she was discovered that she was having an ongoing affair with her husband! When speaking about this devastating revelation, Gwen described the time as “a year that was so full of horror-the worst, worst.”
Gavin’s Love Child
Gwen Stefani was introduced to Gavin Rossdale back in 1995 and married him in 2002. Their relationship dates back over two decades, so they obviously have a history. At the very start of their union, there was some controversy. Gavin found out that Daisy Lowe, his goddaughter, was actually his biological daughter from his previous relationship with designer Pearl Lowe.
Although this seems like a big discovery, Gwen was unfazed by the news. It didn’t affect her feelings for Gavin, and the couple went on to have three beautiful children of their own. Zumna Nesta Rock Rossdale, Kingston Rossdale, and the youngest is named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale and was born in 2014.
Cutting the Chord
As a strong, self-respecting woman, it’s no surprise that Gwen was ready to call it quits after her husband and her nanny shattered her world. Gwen wanted to stay as far away from her cheating husband as possible. Even though he wasn’t there, Gwen explained how her house was haunted by his presence. It was like a lingering ghost.
From the pool to the gym, and even the kitchen, Gwen couldn’t shake this feeling. What fans didn’t know was that the singer actually took his last name (Rossdale) privately when they got married. The pop star soon legally changed it back to Stefani. Finally, she was able to start disconnecting.
Divorce is Not an Option
In 2013, it was reported by Life & Style Magazine that Blake Shelton had been unfaithful to his wife, Miranda. The couple seemed surprised by the headlines and laughed it off. They even jokingly said that they felt honored to be so noticed enough to be on the cover of tabloid magazines.
Blake said, “I have an album coming out! Put my Album right next to it and pick it up.” Miranda, on the other hand, revealed, “My mom said to my dad, ‘Divorce is not an option.’” False rumors spread around Hollywood all the time. Although they denied the speculations, fans weren’t convinced, and eventually, Blake and Miranda did get divorced.
Heartbreak isn’t easy for anyone, even celebrities. Gwen and Blake were both going through a difficult time with their divorces. As Blake tried to cope with the new changes in his life, it affected him physically. All the stress and anxiety led him to lose a noticeable amount of weight. The change was so obvious that eventually, he was forced to confront it.
When he appeared on America’s Morning Show, people had a lot of questions. He was asked what kind of lifestyle changes he made to his daily routine. Blake claimed that he wasn’t consciously doing anything to lose weight and said, “I just stopped eating.” I can definitely relate. Heartbreak can make you lose your appetite completely.
Gwen dealt with her broken heart a little differently. Luckily, she had her friend Blake Shelton there to comfort her. She felt such ecstasy with Blake that she didn’t seem to care about her divorce. Gwen revealed that he “made her feel good again.” After being with Gavin for so many years, she liked this kindness in her life.
Still, the pop star had deep negative emotions towards Gavin and deemed her ex as a “control freak.” Gavin believes that he has been unfairly judged and criticized by the media. Sorry Gavin, but you slept with the nanny. There is no coming back from that. On the other side, Gavin’s friend claimed that Gwen “just didn’t let [Gavin] work.” Whatever that means.
It didn’t take long for fans to put all the puzzle pieces together. Little clues were adding up during the time that Blake and Gwen became an item. One hint was when Blake was seen in New York City entering the Four Seasons Hotel; minutes later, Gwen followed. Can this just be another coincidence? I don’t think so.
Just a few days later, Gwen and Blake attended Jared Leto’s Halloween party together and were spotted holding hands. To top it all off, they were reportedly on intimate terms when they went to Adam Levine’s party together. I guess they weren’t hiding much by this point. Everyone just kind of knew that something was going on between them.
After trying to keep their romance under wraps, eventually, it was time to go public. They knew they were going to make a statement. At the very last minute, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani decided that they would go to Nashville and attend the Country Music Awards together. Unfortunately, Gwen wasn’t ready to show up to an award ceremony with such little notice.
She didn’t go. But she did, however, attend all the after-parties. It probably wasn’t the best move for the pop star. The entire country scene thought she was trying to avoid bumping into Miranda Lambert, Blake’s ex-wife. It makes total sense that Lambert would be there, considering she is a country music artist.
If you are a fan of the singing competition show, The Voice, you know Christina Aguilera was a judge and worked with Blake Shelton for years. As soon as Blake realized he was developing feelings for Gwen, he turned to his former co-star, Christina, for advice. Apparently, Christina laughed and told him that Gwen Stefani would never go out with a country star.
Obviously, Aguilera had it all wrong. Once the relationship went public, she backtracked her previous doubt. She wasn’t convinced Gwen would date a cowboy, but she is happy and supportive of the new couple. She said, “Everyone deserves to be happy, and I’m glad we’re keeping it in the family [of The Voice co-stars]!”
Supportive Country Friends
As a celebrity, your life is already under constant public scrutiny; and when you enter a new relationship, it really doubles down. When Blake went public with his new relationship, he was worried about how his friends from the country scene would react. I mean, he did just leave Miranda Lambert, who was one of their own.
Since Miranda is a country singer, Blake’s concerns were understandable. Luckily, his peers seemed to be supportive. Richie McDonald is the frontman for the band Lonestar and Blake’s close friend. “I love Gwen Stefani. We all love her… happiness reigns at the end of the day,” Rich said. That must have been all the reassurance Blake needed.
Here Comes the Bride
The relationship progressed rather quickly. After only a few months after they went public, marriage rumors started swerving. Apparently, Gwen started working with a celebrity wedding planner, Jerri Woolworth. So even though they didn’t announce an engagement, fans were already speculating wedding bells.
The wedding accusations became even more apparent with Blake’s latest hit, “I’ll Name The Dogs.” It’s about a couple getting married, but the biggest hint of all was that Blake invited Gwen’s children to be featured in the music video for the song. But, the song was released three years ago, and the couple isn’t married… as far as we know.
Making Adam Sick
We all know what it’s like to constantly be around a happy couple who can’t stop gushing over each other. After working with Blake and Gwen on a daily basis, their fellow co-judge Adam Levine had a lot to say about their relationship. “I see it every day,” he complained. I can definitely relate to his frustrations.
Levine went on to say, “I have a pretty unique perspective on it, and it’s real, man. I’m so affectionate and gross with my wife- this is a whole other level of… vomit. They’re so in love it’s disgusting.” Of course, he means it in good fun, and he is extremely happy for his friends.
Making a Baby?
Even while their relationship was blossoming, Gwen and Blake didn’t put their careers on the back burner. In fact, the beautiful couple has been working on performing together. Blake helped out when Gwen was recording her holiday album. He was even featured in some of the songs, including You Make it Feel Like Christmas.
That’s not all. These two want to do more together than just create music. Even though Gwen is almost 50, they are “hyper-focused on getting pregnant.” It seems a little bit unlikely, but Gwen is hoping for the chance. Well, I must say, Gwen and Blake would make pretty beautiful babies together.
Never Losing Hope
It has been reported by In Touch Weekly that Gwen Stefani is actually trying to have a baby through IVF. She is on her “final embryos,” and unfortunately, even with advances in medical technology, there is still a slim chance for Gwen to get pregnant at this age. However, miracles happen. It’s not like nobody ever got pregnant after the age of 50.
The Popstar explained that they “believe that God has a bigger plan for her, and that includes getting pregnant.” It’s a delicate situation, but what gets Blake and Gwen through it is their faith. It gives them hope. At least they have each other to rely on.
Since Blake and Gwen were consumed in their baby plans, the wedding doesn’t seem like as much of a priority. Plus, it may be a little too early for Blake to walk down the aisle just yet. After the heartache induced by his second divorce, it’s understandable that Blake needs a little more time.
A source close to the pair told In Touch Weekly, “Blake had hoped that time would ease the pain of the divorce… but sadly, it just hasn’t. Blake admits he’s still devastated.” Even though his divorce was two years prior, he is still hurting. Either way, they are happy together and don’t seem to want to add the pressure of a wedding… at least for now.
Don’t Mess with Blake
As we know, difficult relationships can definitely take a physical and mental toll. When the tabloids make false accusations about you, it only makes things harder. In Touch recently published an article titled, Rehab for Blake. Let’s just say Blake was not happy about these rumors.
Blake was understandably furious when he saw allegations that he was drinking uncontrollably all over the media. The article even insinuated that the country star began drinking before 11 AM. They messed with the wrong cowboy because Shelton took the magazine to court for publishing slanderous lies. He was not an alcoholic, nor was he in rehab. The judge ultimately ruled in his favor, citing libel.
High School Sweethearts
Blake was in two high profile relationships. First, with Miranda Lambert and now with Gwen Stefani. However, fans often forget about the singer’s first wife. He married his high school sweetheart, Kaynette Gern, while they were still in high school! Unfortunately, it didn’t last.
At the time, Blake insisted that “Kaynette was the one.” She was devoted to Blake, and in addition to being his wife, she took on the role of his manager. But their marriage was doomed to fail. After three years, the couple decided to split up, and later, Kaynette claimed that Blake engaged in “inappropriate misconduct.” She was heartbroken and needed to get away.
Kaynette moved out and headed back to their hometown of Oklahoma, but Blake didn’t make it easy for her. He moved back into the neighborhood as well, but this time, he had Miranda Lambert around his arms. Kaynette was crushed and expressed, “I just felt like Oklahoma wasn’t big enough for all of us.”
Desperate to leave behind every memory of her ex-husband, Kaynette decided she was going to sell her wedding dress on eBay. She couldn’t bear to look at it anymore. She tried to wipe him out and returned to her normal life working at an elementary school. She married Cody Joe Scheck since, so Kaynette got a happy ending too.
Considering how Blake and Miranda’s relationship began, she shouldn’t have been totally shocked by how it ended. When Shelton met Miranda and sang with her for the CMT 100 Greatest Duets concert, he was still married to Kaynette. They sang, You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma together, and Blake was smitten.
As they were crooning, Blake knew, “I was falling in love with her right there, on stage.” Blake admitted that he felt remorse about the whole thing, stating that he “was a married guy standing up there going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening.’” Nevertheless, as soon as Blake’s divorce was final, he and Miranda started to date.
Life Turned Around
Considering how heartbroken Blake was following his divorce, it was incredible how fast he was able to bounce back. Just a few months after the split was official and the divorce was finalized, Blake revealed that he was in a “good place.” I guess he didn’t reflect back on the marriage much.
The singer told the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, “it’s amazing how quickly life can turn around for you.” He didn’t reveal details, but he did say that he “had some pretty cool things in recent times that’ve happened and [he’s] loving it.” I guess Miranda being there made the thing a little bit easier on the country star.
Gavin’s Secret Relationship
In 2003, rumors and speculations about Gavin Rossdale were all over the tabloids. The media claimed that Gavin was in a relationship with the androgynous musician, Marilyn (Peter Robinson). Marilyn released a song dedicated to Rossdale, so it’s only natural for people to speculate. Plus, this wasn’t the first time that Gavin was linked to Marilyn.
There were stories of the alleged relationship dating back to 1995. Gavin denied that gossip for years, but once the song hit the airways, he was forced to admit the truth. He revealed that his relationship with Marilyn was just “part of growing up.” This isn’t as big of a deal now, considering how accepting society is becoming.
Good Ol’ Southern Values
As a southern man, Blake wanted to uphold traditional family values. When he decided he wanted to marry Miranda, he asked her father for permission before proposing (how romantic?). He wanted her dad to know that his daughter is in good hands. At this point, they were dating for about four years, and marriage was the natural next step.
The couple had a beautiful, low-key wedding in Texas a year after getting engaged. Although it was a modest wedding, some celebrities showed up, including Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, and Cee Lo Green. It was such a humble and traditional celebration that Miranda even wore her mom’s wedding dress.
At the time, Blake and Miranda were both focusing on their careers. They should have expected that the union wouldn’t work out, considering they were separated pretty often. Their jobs took them to different sides of the world, so they were forced to maintain a long-distance relationship (which is never easy).
Blake was at home recording, while Miranda was on tour. She actually thought the distance might be good for their relationship because it gave them a chance to miss each other. Whenever Miranda had a chance to visit, the guys in the studio with Blake would say, “Blake’s been talking about you so much.” However, too much distance isn’t always a good thing.
Just Say No
The distance didn’t really get better. Blake was pulled even farther away from Miranda when he started working as a judge on the singing competition show, The Voice. Even though his wife was busy killing it on tour, Blake knew that it’s important to put his wife first.
So much of his time was already consumed with The Voice, so he no longer said yes to every opportunity that came his way. He explained that “Early on in my career I wouldn’t say no to anything, because any little opportunity I got, I thought might be the last one. I got a wife now. I say no to the things that might not matter as much.”
After two years of marriage, the rumor mill started kicking in. Everyone was speculating that Miranda was having a baby and were waiting for the couple to announce a pregnancy. After two years of marriage in Hollywood, it’s only natural for speculations to arise.
When Blake was asked directly, Blake said they “[didn’t] have any plans on it. That’s kinda how [they] live. If it happens one day, then it happens, and we’re not trying to make it happen or avoid it.” This, of course, didn’t imply that Blake didn’t want children. I don’t know about you, but if people speculated that I was pregnant (when I’m not), I would be really offended.
What’s Wrong with Miranda?
On July 18th, 2015, Miranda was playing on a show for Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming. She was singing her song, The House That Built Me, when she stopped in the middle of her performance. Miranda is typically a steadfast performer, but she couldn’t keep herself together.
The singer was just so overcome with emotions during that song. She covered her strained vocal cords and asked the audience to sing along with her. Blake was the one who gave her that song, and it was too much for Miranda to handle because she knew the divorce would be finalized two days later. Pop stars are people too, and sometimes they need a break. They feel pain just like everybody else.
Love or Career?
In the fallout from their breakup, fans came up with so many theories and speculated what it was that ultimately tore them apart. Well, it’s not that simple. When a relationship ends, there are usually various contributing factors to the breakup.
One of the biggest reasons that their relationship ended was because of Blake’s job on The Voice. Working on the show meant that Blake was required to spend most of his time in Los Angeles. Miranda, on the other hand, couldn’t stand LA! She didn’t want to be there, and she really felt like her husband was visiting her as often as he should. Unfortunately, loneliness wasn’t their only issue.
Who’s Cheating on Who?
Fans everywhere were surprised when they found out it was Blake (not Miranda) who filed the petition for divorce. According to a TMZ report, Blake discovered that Miranda was involved in multiple affairs, unbeknownst to him. Blake suspected something was going on, but his fears were confirmed when he found evidence.
His immediate reaction was to end the marriage. It wasn’t even a question in his mind. Fortunately, the divorce was easy from a legal perspective because the pair signed a prenup. However, it didn’t end there. Things quickly took a turn for the worst when Miranda came out with her own allegations against Blake.
Taking it Slow
Nowadays, fans are hoping that Blake and Gwen will be announcing more happy news. Although they are extremely committed to one another and are even trying to make a baby, they don’t quite have marriage plans yet. Some people don’t need a wedding to prove how much they love each other.
A friend close to the couple stated, “They’re still madly in love and beyond inseparable. Blake has wanted to take his time with marriage, but he is absolutely committed to Gwen. They both feel they’ve found their true partner in life and plan to be together forever.” Honestly, they are so in love that their relationship would probably be exactly the same, with or without a wedding.
During this past Thanksgiving, Blake and Gwen made waves when they posted a photo of their turkey on social media. The couple decided to spend the holiday together in Blake’s Oklahoma ranch. Even though they were out in the country, their Thanksgiving feast was out of the ordinary.
They shared a video of their shockingly orange turkey. Basically, the pair decided to crust it with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos! They explained that it was for Gwen’s son Zuma, but they inspired jealously of social media users everywhere! I mean, who doesn’t love flaming hot Cheetos? Their Turkey sounds delicious, and that’s a recipe I’ll be trying next year.
Even though Blake was celebrating his love with Gwen Stefani, Miranda continued to profit off of her divorce. It was coming in the form of new music, even seven years after the split was finalized. The breakup must have done her well, considering she has been killing it ever since. In her latest single, Miranda didn’t even try to hide the matter.
The song is titled, Got My Name Changed Back, and if that weren’t enough, Miranda once again seems to insinuate that Blake was the one who didn’t stay faithful during their marriage. I guess we will never know the truth about what really happened. But we’re glad things seem to be going well for Miranda.
Miranda wasn’t the only one who shared her feelings through music. It’s common for singers to get inspiration through their personal relationships, but while Miranda was singing about her broken heart, Gwen and Blake continued to use music to share their love for each other. Believe it or not, they make a really good match.
For Gwen’s music video You Make It Feel like Christmas, she collaborated with her man once again. The video is adorable, and if it feels like you’re watching a mini romantic comedy. The pair dons some old-style Hollywood costumes and participate in the most exciting romantic winter activities ever! Can you say relationship goals?!
Showing them Who’s Boss
You know what they say: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It seems like the divorce toughened up Miranda! Nobody is going to push this girl around. During a recent performance, she played with Piston Annies (her band); she showed absolutely no fear when she noticed that a neurotic fan was leaning up against the stage, ignoring everyone else’s experience.
The singer momentarily stopped the show to tell the belligerent woman to leave. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to get the crazy lady out of the audience. She was so disruptive and wouldn’t go away! Eventually, one of her band members personally escorted the woman out.
Two Can Play this Game
As we know, the story going around was that Blake filed for divorce after he discovered Miranda was unfaithful. Miranda fired back and said that Blake was the one who cheated on her. She explained that Blake hired a serious PR team, and the only reason he was able to protect his public image was by defaming hers.
Both have been accusing each other, and there are so many rumors; but so far, it’s all speculation. A friend of Miranda implied that Miranda was the one who did uphold her vows. It was Blake that strayed. The conflict only got worse, and the mudslinging went on.
Miranda’s New Man
As we know, it didn’t take Blake long to find himself a new lady after his heartbreaking split. It’s not surprising that the beautiful Miranda wasn’t single for long, either. Just a few months after the divorce, Miranda picked up Anderson East, an aspiring R&B artist who is four years younger than her.
Miranda finally had a reason to feel happy and loved again. As soon as she was ready to reveal her relationship to the world, she posted a picture of the two of them in Aspen cuddling and captioned it, “The snuggle is real.” How sweet is that? Similarly to Blake and Gwen, Miranda and Anderson also started collaborating.
Other Side of the Story
It’s no secret that when it comes to relationships, Blake Shelton doesn’t have the best track record. No judgment, but he already got divorced twice! Still, you never know; Gwen Stefani could be his real soulmate, true love, and the woman he was looking for all along.
Miranda wasted no time. Two years after the breakup, the singer came back strong and released a new album called The Weight of These Wings. She explained to her fans that they should “want to hear [her] side of the story or my opinion of what happened; it’s all on there.” Well, there are two sides to every story, so it’s only fair that she got to share her side.
Running into an ex is never a pleasant situation. Especially if you are out having fun with someone new. Since both Blake and Miranda are country artists, they are in the same circles. They knew it would be hard to avoid awkward encounters, like at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Everyone was expecting some sort of uncomfortable confrontation between Blake and Anderson, but that never happened. They never met face-to-face (which is probably a good thing). Time has passed, and so did the pain. Miranda even started following Gwen on Twitter, showing her maturity and that she really moved on. Good for her for taking the high road. Girl power!
Parents of broken families know that their kids come first no matter what. That’s why, when they start a blended family, it’s important to find a partner who loves your children as much as they love you. Gwen got pretty lucky. Blake is more than happy to be a part of not only Gwen’s life but her three boys’, too.
They are often seen on weekends frolicking around Lake Arrowhead. They also took an exciting trip to Disneyland. In his 40 years, Blake never visited the happiest place on earth until he went with Gwen and her children. Blake really got into the spirit of family fun! He even wore a “1st Visit!” button on his shirt.
Miranda’s Magical Birthday
Ever since the breakup, Miranda has been trying to find new ways to be happy and have fun. When her 32nd birthday rolled around, Miranda decided it would be a perfect time to create her own fairy tale. She is an independent woman who needs no man – what she needs is a unicorn. It’s always been a dream of hers to meet one.
We know Miranda is an animal enthusiast, but unfortunately, there is a slim chance that she will meet a fictional creature. That’s why she got a horse named Sophie and attached a pink horn to it. That is one heck of birthday present. The singer had a blast, and she definitely deserved it after a particularly hard year.
Not Meant to be
Sadly, Miranda’s heartache wasn’t over quite yet. In April 2018, she and her long-time boyfriend, Anderson East, ended up breaking up. However, the split seems to have more to do with Miranda Lambert than anyone else. It also may give a new perspective on her split with Shelton.
In one of his post-divorce songs, Shelton alleged that he had an ex who cheated on him. Obviously, he was talking about Miranda. As we know, she fired back, claiming Blake was the cheater. Not long after Miranda and East broke up, she already found a new beau. The media speculated that she found this new man while she was still with East.
Rumors and Allegations
When she was asked, Miranda refused to confirm if her involvement with Evan Felker started while she was still dating Anderson East. However, she did have some things to say to her online trolls who were continuously speculating on social media. Don’t mess with this country queen.
I mean, even if she waited until her breakup to get with Evan, there were other problems with their relationship; mainly, that her new man wasn’t exactly single either. Felkner was actually still married at the time. It was only once his relationship with Miranda went viral, that he decided to file for divorce. Yikes! So much drama! But honestly, I feel so bad for his wife, who had to find out this way.
Not a Rebound
On the other side of things, Blake’s relationship with Gwen was going strong. The couple just can’t get enough of each other. They are both enjoying life together and taking it slow. In a recent interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, Blake reflected on Gwen and how wonderful their relationship is going.
“I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now talking about this, I think in the back our minds, we both kind of thought this is a rebound deal because we’re both coming out of a pretty low spot in our lives and we’re kind of clinging to each other to get through this,” the country star revealed.
Miranda Moving On
When Blake Shelton and his country music singer wife Miranda Lambert called it quits, it resulted in a long, drawn-out, and incredibly messy divorce. After Blake left her for Gwen Stefani, Miranda was left devastated, humiliated, and heartbroken. After all the pain she suffered, Miranda was finally able to rise above with a fresh start.
In February 2019, she started a new life with a new partner when she married Brendan Mcloughlin in a secret ceremony. Despite her challenges and all the rumors, Miranda ended up on top. Now that she finally hit her stride, nothing can stop this gorgeous singer. But most importantly, she finally found someone else who makes her happy.
Miranda shocked her internet fans in February 2019 when she posted a picture on social media. The photo was her and a mystery man wearing wedding attire. In the caption, she wrote, “In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life, and we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you, Brendan Mcloughlin, for loving me for… me.”
How cute is that?! Miranda was only dating her new hubby for a few months before deciding to tie the knot. Unfortunately, this left some fans wondering if the relationship will last. I personally think (and hope) it will! It’s just nice to see her happy after everything that happened.
So the big question on everyone’s mind is, who the heck is Brendan Mcloughlin? He must be a pretty impressive guy, considering he got Miranda to walk down the aisle in a matter of just a few months. It turns out that Brendan is a 27-year-old police officer for the NYPD. Even though their careers are completely different, it was work that brought them together.
Miranda and her band, The Pistol Annies, showed up to perform on Good Morning America, and Brendan was the cop working at the security venue. After Miranda’s bandmates saw the stud, they immediately wanted to introduce the two. Wow. I guess you can find love in the most random places.
Miranda and Brendan have been seen together since their secret wedding ceremony in 2019. After all the tabloids, breakups, rumors, and drama, Miranda has finally found love and happiness. It seems both Miranda and Blake have found their perfect match. Blake’s friend weighed on his reaction to the news.
He explained, “He put Miranda in his rearview mirror long ago. Miranda brings nothing positive to his life. Their marriage ended, and he moved on. Ever since, he is grateful every day.” Blake doesn’t want to get stuck in the past. Instead, he is looking forward to maintaining his relationship with Gwen Stefani.
Popping the Question
The time has finally come, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are newly engaged and fans can’t stop buzzing about it. On October 17th, Blake popped the question in Oklahoma, according to Entertainment Tonight. But it wasn’t until October 27th when they publicized this exciting time on social media.
When they shared the news (and the diamond) on Instagram, fans were so excited! But people want the juice on the ring. “Blake had the ring custom-designed,” a source reportedly told US Weekly. They also shared that the country singer asked Gwen’s father for permission. “It meant so much to Gwen that Blake was so traditional about it.”
The Stunning Ring
Jewelry experts gave their professional guesses on the details of Gwen’s sparkling rock. The chief merchandising officer at the Blue Niles, Katie Zimmerman, said that Gwen’s ring is likely oval or round cut “set in a solitaire or simple pave platinum setting.” According to her estimate, Gwen’s ring is about 10 carats in weight, making its value somewhere between $700,000 and $800,000.
With that said, there are other estimates putting the ring at a slightly less expensive price. Someone from Brilliant Earth engagement rings said that she believes it’s a solitaire diamond, about six carats, set on a white gold or platinum band. If this is accurate, it means the ring must have cost at least $500,000… depending on the quality of the stone.