Rumors have been swirling about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s marriage for a while now. Just going from memory, the stories seemed to begin shortly after they got married, so they’ve been dealing with them for a while. The rumors are usually about Blake’s alleged wandering eye, Miranda’s mistrust of Blake, Miranda and Blake spending a lot of time apart, and Blake’s drinking. Some of it may even be true, although Blake and Miranda always deny it on Twitter and in their interviews. For what it’s worth, I think they do love each other a lot and I think they want to make their marriage work. I also think that Miranda is the reason Blake’s first marriage ended, and that fact haunts both of them. Anyway, Blake covers the new issue of People Mag and it really seems like he’s doing damage control, right?
It’s been two years since Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton tied the knot, but it hasn’t always been total bliss for the couple.
In recent months, the country stars have been the subject of rumors about troubles in their relationship. Now, Shelton is opening up about their marriage – and he tells PEOPLE that there are no secrets between the two.
“[I tell Miranda], ‘I have nothing to hide from you,’ ” he says.
In fact, The Voice judge says one secret to making their marriage work is giving Lambert access to his phone – if she wants it. “That’s always been our policy: ‘Here’s my phone. Go through it,’ ” he says.
“That’s really the kind of trust we have,” Shelton continues. “There are no secrets. [I'll say,] ‘Go dig through my drawers or my computer if you feel like you need to.’ And that’s been a really good thing, because I don’t want her to ever have any doubts.”
Even amid the rumors, Shelton and Lambert seem undaunted. Days before their May 14 anniversary, Shelton jetted to Bakersfield, Calif., for an unannounced performance at Lambert’s Pistol Annies show. And the two will appear together Wednesday night for the televised benefit Healing in the Heartland on NBC, which will raise money for victims of the tornado in Shelton’s homestate of Oklahoma.
For more on how Shelton and Lambert have kept their marriage strong, pick up a copy of this week’s PEOPLE, on newsstands nationwide Friday
It’s interesting that Blake talks about snooping because a lot of tabloids have claimed just that – that Miranda, the daughter of private investigators, questions her husband regularly and monitors his activities because she knows he’s a big flirt. And she knows he doesn’t take his vows seriously too, I guess. I don’t know… is this just the way modern marriage works now, that “trust” is letting your wife go through your phone and monitor your communications? Eh.
Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of People.