Blake Shelton’s ex wife is working as a teacher and barely scraping by

Blake Shelton
Blake and Kaynette in 2005

Blake Shelton married his first wife, his then longterm girlfriend Kaynette Williams, in November 2003. In September, 2005 he met his now-wife Miranda Lambert at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets Concert. About six months later, Blake divorced Kaynette. Rumor has it that he divorced her because of Miranda. In a 2007 interview, he characterized his relationship with Miranda as on and off, but said he had an instant connection with her. He said “She’s one of those few people you meet and have a connection with and you don’t really fully understand it, but you know it’s a pretty big deal.” So it sounds to me like he was cheating on Kaynette with Miranda given the timeline.

Whatever happened, Kaynette really got the shaft. She supported Blake through his early career struggles but it doesn’t sound like whatever settlement or support she’s getting is even a small fraction of the millions he’s making now. Kaynette is living in Kansas in what the Enquirer calls a “secluded, modest home” and working as a teacher at an Elementary school. Teaching is one of the most prestigious, difficult jobs there is in my opinion, but it doesn’t pay well that’s for sure.

Blake Shelton’s ex wife – who helped launch him to stardom before he allegedly cheated on her with Miranda Lambert – is now barely scraping by as an elementary schoolteacher in Kansas.

And if marrying Miranda wasn’t painful enough for his ex-wife and former road manager Kaynette Williams, the country crooner is now taking cheap shots at her in interviews.

“Kaynette was not only a loyal wife, she stood by Blake through the roughest of times while he was struggling,” a family friend told The Enquirer.

“But Blake turned his back on her for Miranda.

“Without Kaynette to keep his career on track, it’s unlikely he would have ever reached his level of stardom.”

In a recent interview, Blake slammed his divorce to Kaynette, calling it “the worst experience of my life.” He added that he didn’t rush back into marriage because “nothing was worth risking that again.”

Blake courted Kaynette for several years before they married in 2003. When he filed for divorce in February 2006, he and Miranda, he and Miranda had already known each other for nearly six months.

In divorce papers, Kaynette claims Blake was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct.”

The Enquirer found Kaynette living in a secluded, modest home on the outskirts of Great Bend, Kan.

“After Blake and I split up, I moved from Tennessee back to Oklahoma,” Kaynette told The Enquirer in an exclusive interview.

“But then Blake and Miranda moved there to a neighboring town, and it just felt like Oklahoma wasn’t big enough for all of us.

“So I ended up here in Great Bend, where I became a schoolteacher…”

But while millionaire Blake is on easy street, a friend divulged: “Kaynette barely makes enough to make ends meet on her teacher’s salary.

“She lives in the middle of nowhere like a recluse and currently has her house on the market so she can relocate even farther out in the country.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 5, 2011]

This story sounds so familiar and typical. I have heard of way too many instances of guys shafting their wives who did everything for them and then focusing all their attention (and of course their money) on the mistresses. At least this drunken clown didn’t have any kids with Kaynette, not that he would have treated her any more fairly if he did. I don’t totally dislike Blake, he does seem like a decent guy on The Voice, but this is just wrong. Yes there are two sides to every story, but this one sounds pretty cut and dried. Maybe if Blake never talked smack about his ex she wouldn’t have told the Enquirer her version of their relationship. (And it’s not like she trashed him either, she seems to have shown a lot of restraint here.) Blake does seem to have a foot in mouth problem, which is all the more enhanced by his Barcardi and Crystal Light problem.

Blake Shelton



Blake and Kaynette are shown in 2005. Blake and Miranda are shown in 2011. Credit: PRPhotos and

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  1. gee says:


    What is with his old styling?

    /His poor ex, I feel so bad for these women. Some men really are dogs. I’ve been on the fense about him for so long, but it’s official now: he’s a asshole.

    • Joan Anderson says:

      its the enquirer. If it was true she would be getting more than they are saying. I know there are two sides to every story, but I don’t buy the poor, pitiful me stiry that she is portraying

    • galegrey says:

      OMG, I can’t believe this, I love Miranda Lambert! I’m a bit disappointed to hear she’s a husband stealer…but as long as she knows he doesn’t hold his interest long she won’t be too disappointed when he leaves her and gets married to someone else. I’ve already read where she unfollows his tweets because he follows all the hot girls…don’t say you didn’t know…Oh Mandy

    • sandra says:

      I thought he was in his late forties. He looks that old. Is shocking!

  2. locamochagirl says:

    It would be really awful if he cheated on her, for sure. But being a teacher is a GREAT job (I’m a teacher living in the midwest). You don’t decide to be a teacher because there’s nothing else to do or you’re “stuck” being a teacher, etc. You become a teacher because you WANT to be a teacher. It’s a VERY competitive field in the midwest, actually – there aren’t enough jobs (on average, a Minnesota/Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa teaching job has 500-800 applicants – no joke). Even in smaller midwestern communities there is no shortage of applicants. Teachers don’t start out making a lot of money (I’m definitely no where near making 40 thousand) BUT if you stick around long enough, you can make upwards of 70 thousand….pretty decent considering you only work 170-185 days a year, depending on what the school board schedules.

    So, while it would appalling if Blake cheated on her, I’m wondering how “horrible” her life really is. If his money was made after the divorce, why would she be entitled to it? Maybe she’s just trying to cash in herself right now…. (Especially since Blake has mentioned her – she can give a “my side of the story” interviews and get paid.)

  3. Annaloo says:

    Firstly, THANK GOODNESS a stylist got a hold of him. THose jeans, that HAIR…

    I feel terrible for his ex-wife, but perhaps freedom from a man who was not loyal & true to her is worth more than its weight in gold or anything else.I hope she’s ok in the long run.

  4. Ari says:

    Um…yeah…sounds rough and all but I don’t any mention of kids? So if they don’t have any then why should she get anything after the divorce. Maybe she should have hired a better attorney.

    (no offense)

    Do they have children together?

    • 304girl says:

      No, they didn’t have any children and were only married for three years. He was divorced for six years before marrying Miranda. I don’t see anything wrong with their divorce,some people believe everything they read,regardless of the source,lol. He didn’t make his money until after their divorce and were married such a short time why should she get all his money.. Where I’m from you have to be married ten years before getting anything,unless you have children.You only live once,may as well live it with the one you love 🙂

  5. bigchili says:

    I haven’t followed this story, so maybe there was more to Blake “slamming” his ex when it first happened, but I don’t think saying that his “divorce was the worst experience of his life” is a slam. Having been through one myself, I can say it was the worst experience of my life. And mine was as non-continuous as you can get.

    That said, I do think it’s wrong that she didn’t get more from their divorce.

  6. Pix says:

    I don’t trust Blake. I’ve always thought Miranda could do a lot better and now knowing this about his ex-wife makes me think even less of him. Well, Miranda got him and if she loses him in the same way then I guess it’s karma.

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    What an a.s.s.h.o.l.e!

    But unfortunately, it is all too typical. I hate to hear stories about how the first wife worked full-time (often giving up her dream of college or kids or whatever) to support the husband while he finished school (or grad school or law school or med school). Then, once he gets successful, starts really making that money – BAM – off with someone else. Leaving first wife (and possibly kids) to try to support herself without her education completed, or whatever.

    That type of jerk, they’re cut from a special kind of cloth, I tell you!

  8. Seal Team 6 says:

    I don’t get how what he said is slamming his ex wife. Divorce sucks and is a horrible experience. Mine was so bad I am NEVER getting married again, and am very cautious about any relationship.

    I am curious about her divorce attorney, because she should have gotten a much better settlement, including the possibility of a share of future earnings. This is so odd, it makes me want to see a copy of their PSA.

    Also, the recluse part isn’t Blake’s fault, it’s Kaynette’s. She may also just LIKE living alone and in the country.

    I do think Blake cheated with Miranda while still married to his first wife, and that’s a black mark against him for sure, but there are about five sides to every divorce, and non of them are wholly true.

  9. brin says:

    To add insult to injury, she was with him in his yee ha style years.

  10. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t think it’s necessarily a feeling of “she’s entitled to the money he made after the divorce.”

    I think it’s more of a “since she supported and loved him when he was a struggling nobody, it would be a decent thing of him to provide her with a better settlement” feeling.

    But you know, we’re talking about a man who likely cheated, and then moved with his new piece to the same state the ex moved to to get AWAY from them.

    Passive-aggressive much?

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    Also, from the looks of it, their relationship was much longer than the duration of their marriage.

    Don’t know how it works elsewhere, but in Cali, you are only entitled to spousal support for HALF the duration of the marriage.

    Unless you reach that magic number 10! Once you hit 10 years (in Cali) then, you’re entitled to HALF!

    I think there was some underhanded sneaky business going on with their divorce. And I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I got divorced all I wanted was the kids, all their stuff, what was rightfully mine, and the reliable car. (For which I also had to make the payments, as the older car was already paid off. I also got all the credit card debt, as well as being jerked around for child support until I garnished his wages.)

  12. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    He and Billy Ray Cyrus must have shared the same stylist.

  13. Seal Team 6 says:

    For what it’s worth, Blake is from Oklahoma, and his family still lives there. I know Miranda Lambert is from Texas, not show how close to OK.

  14. Elisha says:

    I think she should get rewarded for having been married to him but not necessarily because she emotionally supported him. Isn’t that how it should work in an adult relationship? Support eachother’s idea as well as respect one another. Unless she altered her life in a drastic measure to accomadate his career I.e, quit her job/school, relocate, financially support, etc.,etc. then why should she receive more than the average settlement?

  15. Erinn says:

    I never understood this whole spousal support thing. I don’t understand how one ex is supposed to continue giving the other money after a divorce, unless there were kids involved. At least she has a job. It would be nice of Blake to give her something, but at the same time, she is an ex. She survived before him, she should be able to survive after him.

    I don’t think there was any ‘slamming’ involved, just saying that divorce was the worst experience he’s had.

    I like Blake. And knock the hair style and stuff all you want, it is horrible, but he certainly wasn’t the only man in Country music sporting that look in 2005.

  16. malachais says:

    This is a tough one, because if this was a man/ex-husband requesting monetary support, the majority would slam him as a gold-digger.

    I feel bad for this woman because, based on the facts, it seems like she worked full-time while he was singing at bars until he was formally discovered. I would think her settlement was decent..but he has become very popular just in the past 2 years… so I’m not sure if she’s just wanting more $$$$ based on his recent success. Just seems odd to bring it up 6 years later.

    I do feel bad for her..going through that must’ve been very painful. IMO Kaynette looks a lot better than Miranda, though I do like Miranda and her music.

  17. Jayna says:

    Divorce is the worst experience and usually right after you say you will never marry again.

  18. Sue says:

    Elisha@ I completely agree with your statement.

  19. tango says:

    I also agree that it’s not slamming your ex-spouse by saying your divorce was the worst thing that happened to you. Secondly, she was entitled to get what she and a good attorney could get at the time of the divorce based on the income and contracts in place then and during the marriage. It’s not Blakes fault if she didn’t insist in a portion of his future earnings or a greater settlement.

    And if Kaynette knows how to recognize and promote talent and work as a road manager, why isn’t she doing it professionally now? It sounds like she was a supportive, loving wife who organized her husbands concerts because at the time, they didn’t have the money to hire someone else to do it. Not that she was professional talent finder/manager who found Blake when he was a nobody and made him into a star to only be burned by him later.

  20. Harley says:

    I don’t think what he said was a slam-divorce *does* suck on so many level. How is that a slam?

    @Elisha: co-sign!

  21. Raven says:

    What’s with the men bashing? Women do it to. Look at The Dixie Chicks. All of them dumped their husbands once they got famous.

    There are plenty of examples, although I agree it’s usually the men.

    Did they sign a prenup? Did they agree to a settlement? If she signed a contract agreeing to certain terms, then he only owes her what she signed.

  22. corey says:

    I feel for her. I really do. It sounds like she was used up and thrown away(something you could write a country song about) and I hate to defend a cheater, but honestly they were married for 2-3 years. They don’t even have kids together. From the quotes in the interview….to be honest…. she sounds like a bit of a nut. They’ve been broken up for that many years and she can’t even stand to be in the same state as him? And now she’s secluding herself and talking to tabloids? weird. I don’t understand why all of this entitles her to be set for life? Like she doesn’t have to work like everyone else? Put on your big girl panties, and get over it…

  23. jc126 says:

    Two years married, six years divorced – if she’s scraping by now, that has nothing to do with him at this point.

  24. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Ok, so I had no idea who Blake Shelton (or Miranda Lamber) were before the Voice. I avoid country music at all costs, so I couldn’t give a crap who these people are and who cheated or not, etc. But, after watching The Voice I did do some reading, and here are a few things I learned:
    – I don’t think Shelton and Lambert had a physical affair, but I do think they had an EMOTIONAL affair (which in my opinion is nearly as bad, but not in the eyes of the courts). Lambert comes from a very religious family who took in battered women and she has said has affected her perspective on marriage, respect, etc. She has said that she was in love with Blake but her family, and herself, said he was off limits to her b/c he was still married when they met.
    – Blake Shelton is from Oklahoma, so he didn’t move there to spite the ex. He has a lot of state pride (why, I have no idea–it’s Oklahoma for pete’s sake).
    – Saying a divorce is the worst experience of your life isn’t a ‘dig’ at your ex. It’s pretty accurate for anyone who’s done it, whether you get along with your ex or not. My ex and I had a civil, non-contested divorce and still see each other 2x a month. But getting divorced made me feel like such a failure, crushed my sense of worth and made me feel like I could never have a successful marriage. I think this is kinda where Shelton is coming from.
    – Maybe the ex got the settlement she felt she deserved and is living the life she wants. While I don’t get the child support I think my son deserves b/c my ex isn’t motivated to work a ‘real’ job, I deal with that. And, if my ex made it in the business (he’s the frontman of a metal band) and got rich, I wouldn’t expect any of that for me, even tho I sat thru I don’t know how many crappy rehearsals, gigs in sh*tty bars, etc. Sometimes when you get divorced it’s, “Well, that sucked. But it was nice knowing you for awhile. Have a nice life.” And that’s it.
    -And lastly, maybe his crappy styling during the Kaynette years was her fault. Maybe she’s got a thing for mullets. 😉

  25. Maritza says:

    At least she has a job, a teacher’s salary is not bad at all, she is making more than many people who get paid minimum wage. She may not be able to live a life of luxury but it pays enough as a middle class worker. She is a pretty woman she can find herself another man and forget her ex.

  26. RobN says:

    We really have no idea what sort of settlement she got. It’s entirely possible that she stashed it away for the future instead of pissing it away on a fancy house to impress her “Friends/Enquirer” sources. I’m also not sure why a two year marriage should result in a lifetime of support, anyway. Part of being treated equally as a woman is not depending on men to support you.

  27. Sarah says:

    She’s single with no children? She can get by on a teacher’s salary easy. I know single childless teachers who are doing pretty damn good for themselves. I struggle on 30,000 a year with 2 children and teachers make roughly 10,000 more than that so I’m sorry if I don’t feel sorry for her.

  28. lucy2 says:

    I can’t feel too sorry for anyone who has a steady job with decent benefits, but it must suck to see your ex go on to make millions.
    Unless they had a prenup, I would assume there was some kind of settlement and maybe even spousal support, if he was doing well towards the end of the marriage. It is what it is.

    Though seeing his look back then, she should have gotten some sort of hazard pay for putting up with that mullet.

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Scarlet Vixen even though you avoid country music, check out Billy Currington, he is very talented.

  30. vixenela says:

    I remember a few years back, there were blind items on country blogs and gossip about him and Miranda fooling around. I cannot stand him. He has this redneck appeal that I just don’t get. I think he is a drunk,cheating homophobe who gets by because he’s a smooth talker. I like “The Voice”, but I refuse to watch with him on there. Miranda was young when they started dating, and if he really did run around on his wife with her, God only knows what he told her. “I’m leaving her”, “It’s not a real marriage”, etc,etc,etc. BUT…if he was honest and upfront, then what does that say about her?

  31. flutters says:

    @Scarlet Vixen: Blake and Miranda’s affair was about the worst kept secret in Nashville in 2005. It wasn’t just emotional. They were spotted all over each other at at least one industry gathering prior to Blake’s divorce. There were also rumors that Kaynette Williams found out about their affair in the worst way possible but I don’t have credible information either way about that.

    Blake’s marriage to Kaynette Williams wasn’t some perfect utopia before his affair however. Not that this justifies the affair. Blake had been with Kaynette Williams for a number of years before they got married. I want to say 5 or 7 but I don’t remember now.

    @tango You’re right that Kaynette Williams was not a professional road manager. She and Blake had been having problems in their marriage partly because he was away a lot so Blake made her his road manager so she could travel with him. But that obviously didn’t prevent him from straying and it didn’t save the marriage. The affair is what caused Kaynette Williams to cut the cord.

    I don’t think Blake was in any way slamming his ex-wife with those comments though I’m sure that when the National Enquirer tracked her down, they made it seem like he was. Tabloids are sneaky that way. Blake has consistently described the breakdown of his marriage as a painful thing. I truly believe he was torn between 2 women but I also believe he didn’t honor his vows the way he had promised to.

    It’s a sad story for his ex-wife and it doesn’t quite seem fair that Blake and Miranda have transformed themselves into media darlings who can revise history at will. But are we sure Kaynette Williams hasn’t remarried?

  32. flutters says:

    I’m sorry to double post but I can’t edit. If you can trust Star quotes directly from a named source then here’s one for you:

    “Asked if Blake and Miranda began dating while he was still with Kaynette, mom Kay Gern tells Star exclusively, “Yes, they did, I know that my daughter was shattered. Blake definitely broke her heart. At one point, she had gone to set up all his travel arrangements, and when she came home, Miranda’s clothes were in the house and her boots were by the door. My daughter just never saw it coming.”

  33. gee says:

    @Erinn: sometimes one partner gives up a lot to support the other. You can financially and emotionally support your husband or wife during medical school and you are entitled to a part of their liscence when you divorce.

    It’s like compensation for a career. Years that could have been spent working towards your career (like tenure for teachers, a degree, a managerial position) can be put on the back burner when you’re supporting your partner.

    If you’re husband or wife is the one who brings the money and you’r left broke with no means to support yourself or pay your bills or a lawyer.

    That’s at least the basis for spousal support.

  34. Tamiko says:

    Thank you, @flutters! Everyone in Nashville knows the story behind Blake and Miranda. I’m highly amused at the “we’re media darlings now” b.s. that they pull. You really can rewrite history if you’re cute enough!

  35. Faye says:

    I’m glad to read the comments of RobN and others similar to hers, so I don’t feel like I’m attacking divorced women. If a couple has kids and the ex-wife stayed at home to watch them, or if an ex-wife supported the husband financially, certainly alimony is warranted in those cases. Otherwise, women shouldn’t be getting money from their ex-husbands.

    As RobN said, part of equality is supporting yourself, and not relying on a man. And honestly, why would you even want to? Being dependent on someone else instead of standing strong on your own two feet is a terrible thing, IMO. I have a fantastic husband whom I love very much, and who is very generous, but I thank God every day that I have a good job on which I could live very comfortably by myself if I had to.

  36. Faye says:

    Just wanted to add that I’m not a C/W fan and don’t know much about these people except for seeing them in entertainment news, sometime, so my post is certainly not in defense of Blake.

    Also, LOL @flutters’s post about the ex coming home and finding Miranda’s boots by the door. If that isn’t a country-western song waiting to be written, I don’t know what is :).

  37. Leo Le Pew says:

    He is toxic dog shit……….makes me wanna throw up.

  38. Michelle says:

    Does anybody realize that he didn’t slame his wife. He said the divorce was the worst experience of his life not his marriage and that he didn’t want to rush into marriage again because he didn’t want to risk the divorce. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I don’t think he cheated on her, not physically at least and what does she expect. He was famous and she obviously got something and if she didn’t it’s because a judge deemed she didn’t deserve it. How long does she expect to live off of his fame?

  39. Glyrics says:

    Slime, just slime. Deleting “Austin” from my iTunes. His ex should take him to court. She deserves his $$$$$$$$

  40. Rita says:

    Actually Blake is a very good guy but if this story is true then he should pony-up several million for her. I’m not saying she deserves it or earned it but she supported him on his way up and a good man would recognize that.

    It doesn’t matter how long Blake lives but he will still die with unspent millions being fought over by lawyers. Do the right thing, Blake and setup your ex with a comfortable life…it’s the right thing to do.

  41. Missy says:

    Since they’re no longer married he has no financial obligation to her. If she wants more money, let her get another job.
    Without her, he would have likely still made it. She should get over herself.

  42. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @Mitch Buchanon Rocks: I will do that. 🙂 I love Alison Krauss, so I guess I don’t hate country music as much as it originally sounded. It just all starts to sound the same to me. LoL

  43. jc126 says:

    I agree, Missy.

  44. Rita says:

    @Mitch Buchanon Rocks

    Oh my MBR, you just threw @Scarlet Vixen into the deep end of the country pool by recommending Billy Currington.

    How about a little Jason Aldean for country rock or Dierks with a little Sideways before kicking back with “I’m pretty good at drinkin’ beer”. I mean that’s hardcore back porch, high humidity, broken down rust bucket of a car country. *waves*

  45. Embee says:

    Yeah, but when he (Currington) growls it makes even the least Country-inclined happy.

  46. Ron says:

    This is seriously a who gives a crap story. They have been divorced since 2006. She either should have had a better lawyer or not have blown a divorce settlement. And she’s a teacher in the midwest, where to cost of living is relatively low so with any sense at all she should be able to make ends meet. I would understand how she might be bitter with his success now, but that’s the way it goes sometime. Let it go and move on, I hope she’s not miring herself in that place.

  47. kel says:

    I don’t understand why this is even newsworthy. If anyone’s ex got a better job after a divorce and there are no children involved, he or she doesn’t owe the other one anything. So what if she supported him in his early career. That’s what a loving wife does. If she chooses to teach, then she chooses her salary as well.

  48. curleque says:

    They were together for two years only and no kids. That usually means no spousal support.

    And if she’s a teacher, she’s doing pretty well for herself. Pension and steady pay and insurance and summers off. Maybe she’s living paycheck to paycheck by Hollywood standards, but by normal-people standards she’s doing pretty good for herself.

  49. sam says:

    Rita, exactly what i was thinking, start somewhere else but Billy Currington! Funnily i am pretty good at drinking beer.

    I dont get how they are “media darlings”, he was on The Voice, she has been having a lot of success and because of that they are in the news alot.

    I think if we can forgive Brangelina, we can forgive them, after all it is truly none of our business what they do in their personal life and we will really never know what happened! I would hate be judged professionally on my personal life!

  50. tvcon says:

    Most country music stars cheat. There were rumors Alan Jackson cheated with Faith Hill, Vince Gill cheat with Amy Grant, Garth Brooks cheated with Trisha Yearwood. It’s not something that’s new at all.

    • Ellen says:

      Once a cheater always a cheater. He is a low life for cheating and Miranda went after this married
      man so she is to blame as well.. Funny you mention Alan
      Jackson..Vince Gill and Garth…well I have no respect for these men either and don’t buy their music or listen to them on the radio..also done with The Voice after reading this!!

  51. says:

    I know a lot of teachers who essentially got into the field for a lack of anything else to do.

  52. Kelly says:

    Kaynette is very pretty, much prettier than Miranda Lambert. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert creep me out.

  53. Catherine says:

    Ok, so they divorced because he was ‘inappropriate’ in the marriage, there are no kids, so why is it that this is news? He moved on, she moved on….

  54. 9 out 10 experts recommend says:

    As a secondary school teacher in Australia we actually get the highest starting salary as a graduate (56K- my state). The pay scale grows every year until u reach about 80K, you are an expert teacher. Leading teachers (just below a principal). Principals get over 100K. But they deserve every cent, trust me:
    Teaching, planning, supervising, mentoring, report writing, meetings, paper work etc.
    Plus teacher have the strongest union in the country. But I also agree it is getting competitive and new rules should be put in to weed out ‘bad’ teachers. Here permanent jobs (tenure as American call it) is given pretty much right out of university.
    But she shouldn’t complain- teaching is not done for the money. But here people are the highest paid in the world in most fields. But mind you Australia has one of the highest cost of living in the developed world.
    Lastly teachers rule!

  55. BeckyR says:

    If she feels she was not treated fairly, revisit the property settlement in court and let a judge decide.

  56. Tracy says:

    What everyone fails to realize is that Blake and his ex owned a sprawling ranch outside of Nashville…Blake moved back to Oklahoma way before she did…From what I understand she faired pretty well in the divorce settlement!! Did anyone check her bank account? I don’t know about Tennessee law but the only way he owes her spousal support is if he kept her from pursuing her career…She was in making a living in Nashville long after Blake left! He owes her nothing now!

  57. Seal Team 6 says:


    Interesting info. Thank you.

    I am also ambivalent about believing one-sided divorce stories, because my abusive, psycho ex who spent all my money lies like a rug about the divorce PSA.

  58. NoFrank says:

    I don’t know about their divorce, but I do know that teachers in Kansas and Oklahoma make maybe $30K a year to start, which is not “good money” anywhere. Those two states have among the lowest-paid teachers in the country.

  59. Joe's Mom says:

    There seem to be a lot of facts possibly left out of this story. And I hate it when people shriek “cheater, I hate him!” when they don’t know all the facts. She was smart enough to be his road manager, they went to red carpet events when they were together so she must have had a clue he could become famous and wealthy at some point down the road, she received a college education somewhere along the line, she had an attorney in the divorce proceeding, she claimed in the divorce papers he was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct”, so that counts for something in her favor in Tennessee, which is obviously a not no-fault state . . . so why wasn’t she smart enough to negotiate a satisfactory settlement on her behalf during the divorce years ago? Maybe she got spousal support for awhile, and it ran out, according to Tennessee law. Maybe they both waived spousal support. Only one side of the story is here, and it’s not fair to judge without all the info. JMHO.

  60. thePie says:

    He’s a beady eyed little sucker, ain’t he?

  61. Violet says:

    Cheaters by definition show no loyalty. Based on the fact that he didn’t even give her a decent settlement as a thank-you for all her support during his lean years and as an apology for his sh*tty behavior, he obviously also has no sense of decency.

    I’m guessing the main reason the divorce was the “worst experience” of his life was because he had to deal with the fallout of his betrayal. In other words, he had to deal with her hurt feelings when all he wanted was for her to quietly go away.

    What a douche.

    • LA says:

      Exactly!!!! I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, and I lived in the Nashville area for some time. I happened to sub with her one day (must have been sometime between 2000 to maybe Spring of 2002). I guess this was before they married. She was full of class and beauty, and beaming with pride over him. I remember her talking at recess and lunch about his next song and music video, and who they were trying to get to star in it. She was trying to balance both careers…working so hard to help him out behind the scenes. Basically, her hard work was the driving force for his career taking off. (And, let me tell you, until you have gotten a degree in Elementary Education and have taught for a number of years, you have no idea how time-consuming and stressful it can be. Teachers deserve every penny they make, and really should be paid the same as doctors and lawyers for the responsibility heaped on them.) It is just like the person above said: you would surely think that for all she did for him, and after he cheated on her, he would make up for it in the divorce settlement. Hopefully he did. I guess we’ll never know. (You all have to remember these supermarket tabloids notorious for stretching the truth.) I just feel so sorry for her considering the whole situation, because she had so much time, energy, and love invested in him, and all he seemed to do was take it for granted and throw it away. I really think that this will not work long-term with Blake and Miranda. It appears it took a long time for him to finally settle down enough to marry Kaynette, and then look how many years it took for Miranda and him to finally get married?! This appears to be a man who doesn’t understand the slightest definition of commitment, honor, and respect. Take a look at his tweets. He has so much growing up to do, and I think at this point in life that will never happen. He sure has a lot of nerve to act like they are country music’s new “it” couple, and like they just found each other tip-toeing through the tulips, when we all know how they truly came together as a couple. At least the Vince and Amy, and Garth and Trisha do not flaunt it. He seems to really know how to pull the wool over his ladies’ eyes. I just hope Miranda realizes before it is too late.

  62. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Scarlet Vixen I adore Allison Krause as well – I want her to do a duet with Billy Currington, that would be an orgasmic combination of talent, it would be cool for her to take the lead

    Rita I’m checkin out those songs, for billy currington its not all about drinkin beer song check out these songs,

    Let me down easy (you tube link)

    perfect day

    waves back

  63. Atldixie says:

    Does Miranda L. Have a 14 head? That’s crazy!! Worse than Rihanna. Girl needs some bangs.

  64. pat says:

    I don’t feel sorry for this Katt. She said herself she moved to nashville to be with Blake shorty after they started dating. She is several years older than him and should have known better.As far as her settlement, I’d bet her purse is fuller than it would have been had she not married him. She knew teachers salary when she went to school to become a teacher.She is in Ks to be close friends to Blake’s hunting friends.I’ve seen her in pictures with them. The closer to his friends the way to keep up with Blake, don’t you think? Really she is the lucky one…Can Miranda put up with what comes her way for how long? HE tweeted a young girl a few days ago that he dreamed of being with her, but totally different than going to the Katy Perry Concert with her. Have they been married three months.What is he trying to prove? To be honest it makes it hard to be a fan to Miranda to hear and see just what she lets him get away with. In a tv interview he talks he is so in love, but is it for his own attention? Miranda fell for him just as so many of these young girls are out here waiting tables to get that big hug at a meet and greet. I saw a photo of him and a little girl in the country weekly today in a MDA ad. My first thought was this guy is the most vulgar talking country singer they could have put here.

  65. Rita says:

    @Mitch Buchanan Rocks

    Good choices. I know these songs well. From one country heart to another, have a nice weekend.

    PS- I also want to mention I love love love Celine Dion….just in case she reads these posts I don’t want her to think I’m pure country. Still haven’t heard back about my offer to surrogate the next set of twins…for Celine that is…although if Billy’s in the market, I’ll take a crack at it….NOT THAT KIND OF CRACK!!!

  66. Tracy says:

    Katt received her half of a 460 acre ranch outside of Nashville…At one point it was rumored, she was given the entire thing as her settlement. Blake moved to Oklahoma, bought 1200 acres and still lives in a hunting lodge. At that point, they had an equal amount of money and she stayed in Nashville for several years. We have saw him several times in concert and see no problem with my daughter(16) having a crush on him or him being a role model. Blake had not reached his level of stardom at that point, so maybe his success came as a result of him leaving. People get divorced all the time and as someone previously stated she is still friends with many of the same people as Blake/Miranda! Sounds as if this is just a very jealous ex rearing her ugly head.She also choose to become a teacher as her many contacts in Nashville would have paid much more…She states on her twitter account how happy she is and there is no mention of being Blake’s ex at all. The only proof you see is the many post from her to all his hunting buddies so is she relly moved on?

    • LA says:

      She has a right to be jealous after what he did to you. I read in Country Weekly once that they liked to go hunting together. Maybe those were her friends to start with.

  67. Cinderella says:

    Downgrade! Looks-wise anyway.

  68. Rico says:

    Weird…What did she do with the 10,000 dollar a month checks he paid her for years and the 500,000.00 dollar home he bought her and she turn around and sold?? hmmmmm!!!! she fails to mention that!!

  69. Birdy says:

    Would she not have gotten half of what he had made up until the split? He had a couple of albums – if she has blown through that cash that she got int he split then it is not his role to support her income now.

    Why should she get millions NOW that his career has heated up (which has only happened in the past couple of years)? The albums he released after the split (maybe the divorce gave him more the write out) where the ones that produced the hit singles and gave him the chance to tour as a name, not just as someone else’s support act.

    Why should the ex get a penny from what he earnt? There are no kids, there is no obligation on him to take care of her once he became successful – especially if she was working through the period of their marriage. She didn’t give up her career and wasn’t financially dependent on him. If she had then maybe there would be an argument but in this scenario she is owed nothing and has nothing but sour grapes for the fact that he moved on with someone who is also in the public eye which means she might see and hear about them more than she would want to. Just anpother ex trying to cash in on a more successful ex spouse.

    And Miranda has stated clearly that they didn’t get together until he was through the divorce so there was no cross-over. There is no reason to not believe that.

  70. the other mel says:

    He is just gross. Ugh.

  71. Tracy says:

    @ Cinderella- I don’t think this is an issue of looks- Does your husband have a ex wife? It’s hard to deal with on any level!

  72. Tracy says:

    @ mel…Have you seen his concerts or followed his charity work…I believe he handled his divorce with dignity and respect….I doubt she is lacking for anything! Just another gossip column gone bad!

  73. pat says:

    I think Blake and his ex made a pair really. He always tried to be funny and she laughed at every thing he said. He is a douche and from this article so is she. My point is life is to short to acknowledge stupidity!Wish they would do MIRANDA a favor and get back together.

  74. Jenn says:

    Blake Shelton is incredibly sexy, which I resent thinking since he’s also a womanizing, alcoholic douchebag. Why is it people don’t take marriage vows seriously? It’s fun until someone else catches their attention. As Brooke Shields once said, people want babies, not to be parents, so once the fun of parties and buying cute clothes wears off, kids are a bore. Being a teacher (I am one in NYC) is incredibly hard work, and most of us work extra jobs, including during the summer, because the pay isn’t great. But she shouldn’t be poverty level. Still, Blake should give her back what she gave him during his lean years. I don’t get how the divorce traumatized HIM, since he was the one cheating on his wife. On the other hand, what did Miranda win? A drunken fool who has a history of cheating. She really did get exactly what she deserved.

  75. Twez says:

    You never know what is going on between a couple that is divorcing. It may have been such that she ended up feeling that she didn’t want a penny from him.

  76. Stacy Henry says:

    You guys! Come on. People get divorced. Yes, it is really bad if he was cheating; I hate that above all things. But they had no children. I hacks me off how this article insinuates that Blake Shelton OWES her a better life and money. AND that it insinuates that there is something meager about being a teacher. Why does Blake owe her money? If she didn’t get a decent settlement in the divorce, is that Blake’s fault?

  77. Amanda says:

    That’s a sad story. But who really knows what happen in the marriage.

  78. Tommy Cavender says:

    One thing I would be willing to bet the farm on is Blake don’t give a rip what U think. I think it is a sad day for people to take info from a crappy tabloid & pass judgement. Truth be known we all have made bad decisions in our life that if we were famous the tabloids would have a field day.Truth is it really ain’t none of our buisness. I think Blake & Miranda Are Awesome.

  79. DeeJay says:

    WOW – I never knew Miranda Lambert was a WHORE!!!
    I read another article, where in her own words, she said her father was a P.I. and she had grown up knowing about cheating spouses…..didn’t stop her did it. How morally corrupt can a woman be to steal another woman’s husband. I know, I know, you can’t steal what doesn’t want to be stolen!
    Sad, sad fact of the matter is that people care more about their own pleasures than the pain that it will cause others. SAD, SAD, SAD…
    A person with any kind of integrity, if they felt an “undeniable connection” (what crap), would have gone on their way, knowing he was married, and if in the future became available, then fine…but what Miranda and Blake did to that marriage was despicable.
    But what else is new in this “me” society we now live in.
    (And I’m not “preaching”, just stating facts.)

  80. sally says:

    Maybe she’s working as a teacher because she wants too. She has a house, who knows what she chooses to do with her money. Maybe she’s just a down to earth person. This article has no facts.

  81. danidonn09 says:

    She is only starting stuff because she is jealous of the fame and wealth he has now. Lets face it back in 2003-2006 he was barely a name on the radio. Get over it, he owes her none of his wealth. Females are just as bad as males, i am a female and i am saying this. You cant help who you are attracted to, if he had a connection with Miranda, let it be, move on, and make something with your own life. Jealousy, got the best of her.

  82. Moose says:

    Whaaaaaaa, I’m a school teacher, living in a “modest” house!!! Welcome to the real world “money grubber” I’m sorry you can’t live a life of riches and sit around and do nothing with the other “entitled” wives. Quit your bitchin and be happy you have a job and a home you “whiny BITCH”

  83. Cheryl K says:

    Well, it seems to me that if she is “stuck” being a teacher, maybe she should stop being bitter and move on with her life? She obviously wanted to be a teacher, there is schooling required. So why would she complain about it? She is perfectly capable of changing careers if she wanted to.
    Sure, bad marriages and divorce aren’t fun or happy, but what happens after is HER CHOICE. If she chooses to live in a “modest home” and be a teacher, than she made that choice, he did not force her into it. Its totally ignorant to think he owes her anything after the divorce, she is a grown woman, she should act like one.
    Sounds like a jealous, bitter, money-hungry “woman” to me, and in my eyes, thats not womanly at all. Grow up, lady.

  84. Deb says:

    His first wife is really very beautiful and sweet looking…..Miranda could find her self in the same situation as the first wife …it generally repeats itself…….

  85. sue says:

    this is for vixon…and where are you from ? Okla has a lot of talent and is a wonderful state

  86. rachel says:

    you cant help who you love is a bunch of crap. What if Blake cheated on Miranda during their marriage with some girl he met on tour or something and divorced Miranda like that! I’m pretty sure she wouldnt want to be hearing from the girl that he divorced her for saying ” we were so inlove and we had a instant attraction when I saw his eyes. i knew he was married though.” so i dont get why people think that its okay to cheat because you were inlove and connected and you were doing whats best for you. but i do believe what goes around comes around and i love miranda and blakes music but if he could cheat on his ex what makes you think he wouldnt cheat on her? still the same drunken mess anyways. so i feel for her on THAT part but otherwise who cares if she doesnt have enough money no one told her to settle for less in the divorce agreement. shes a little late. but time to move on no one is stopping her from doing better things and im pretty sure Miranda or Blake didnt cry when they heard this story so NEXT….

  87. His ex is way better lookin he got screwd

  88. Lin says:

    Wow, Miranda Lambert looks very plain and commonplace next to his ex-wife. Shelton must be in dire need of glasses.

  89. Elaina says:

    He need’s to help his Ex wife out and control his drunken drinking..

  90. monique Clock says:

    Once a cheater, always a cheater…Miranda should watch her back with him….he did it to his ex, he could easily do it to Miranda. You know really if you aren’t happy, get a divorce instead of hooking up with someone else first….Sure can tell…God was not in his and Miranda’s lives otherwise they would of done things differently.

  91. N says:

    His ex is so much prettier than his new wife and she doesn’t seem like a home wrecker!!! He’s sick

  92. big boy says:

    dam u guys are just pissed cuz hes happy now

  93. Ann says:

    You meet the man/woman of your dreams… a person with whom you have an instant connection and know in a moment that you are meant to be together.
    You are married to a person who you met as a teenager or in your early twenties… someone who you had been with for so long that marriage just seemed like the next thing to do.

    What would you do? Anyone who has witnessed Blake and Miranda together can’t deny that there is a connection between the two.
    He could have handled the breakup with a little more class… but I can’t fault the man for following his heart. I don’t think he was being malicious. I feel bad for his ex… I’m sure it broke her heart, but why would you want to be with someone who was in love with someone else? What a depressing existence.

  94. Chandy says:

    I’m pretty sure Kaynette wants to be a teacher and wants to live in a modest house. I’m also pretty sure she did well in the divorce. If a tabloid will pay her thousands of dollars for an interview, she should take the money. After all, no matter what she says, people are going to believe what they want to believe. So why not make a few bucks off it. (I think she’s beautiful and classy)

    @Moose, I really hope you aren’t a teacher. To come on here and read a bunch of gossip, then make the comments you made? Really sad. You sound like a jealous little girl in middle school.

  95. Savannah says:

    I think its kind of funny how everyone automatically assumes that he cheated on Kaynette. Maybe that inappropriate marital conduct was that he just fell in love with someone else. We don’t know that he cheated. I think their marriage just wasn’t meant to be anyway. I believe that he and Miranda are soul mates. The way that they look at one another gives me chills and I hope they stay together forever. I don’t think that Kaynette is entitled to anything that he has made since the divorce, he has made millions because of his talent, not because of anything Kaynette did. I think its good that they ended their marriage soon after he met Miranda because he was in love with her from the moment that he met her so I look at it as the responsible thing to do. I don’t think he and Miranda moved to OK to make Kaynette feel uncomfortable at all I think thats just where they wanted to live. I’m sure its hard for Kaynette but their marriage just wasn’t meant to be. I don’t think that Blake has said anything bad about Kaynette at all. Saying that divorce was the worst experience in his life is a pretty valid statement. Divorce isn’t fun.

  96. Behind the Music Miranda Lambert episode says:

    I just watched Behind The Music – Miranda Lambert; and they showed the video clip where Miranda and Blake sang a song together. They were staring into each others’ eyes and he gave her a big hug afterwards and HE WAS NOT WEARING HIS WEDDING RING. In the voiceover, Miranda’s mother said she was in the audience during that, and she could see they were falling for each other, particularly Miranda falling hard for Blake.

    WHY WASN’T HE WEARING HIS WEDDING RING when he sang that infamous duet with Miranda? Hmmmm….

    Gives more credence to the rumors that they did have an affair.

    • really says:

      Maybe he never wore a wedding ring? Who knows?

      And what does that have to do with anything anyways?

      He was accused of cheating with Miranda, she already knew he was married so it didn’t matter if he wore a ring or not.

      Maybe he didn’t wear his ring onstage…

      Doesn’t really seem like that is proof of anything though.

  97. AM says:

    The guy could be a total ahole and Miranda could be a home wrecker and the ex could be a total @itch. Who knows the real story. Time will tell.

  98. Kali Willits says:

    I’m surprised they did it now, but I was in favor of letting him go at the end of season anyway. I liked Reed, thought he did a great job, in a real tough stadium. But he seemed to have lost it this year. He may do fine elsewhere, but I can see why they cut him. Tomlin doesn’t over react to things, so I’m confident this is the best thing to do for the team.

  99. Big Boy says:

    It’s god to see a woman get the shaft for once. There are too many stories of these people making it big after working hard to earn their money, only to have their wives up and leave and take most of the money with them.

    Blake was smarter though. He divorced before he had boatloads of money and all these women now have their panties in a bunch because of it.

    Women screw over man far more than vice versa.

    Still, Blake may just want to keep his mouth shut. You got rid of the c*nt, no just move on. Look how much better you look now that the old bag is gone and you got a new one.

    I’m still wondering though about Blake and Dia and REALLY wondering what Miranda is thinking about that.

  100. Sally says:

    sounds like your more into gossip than truth. I know many teachers and if she is having a hard time, she needs to get a budget.
    You should hit up the National Enquirer and write for them!

  101. rckstdy says:

    I would like to say that there are times when you think your doing something in your life that you think is going to put you in the right direction. marrying for the both of them back in that time felt right but I hear both not talk about chemistry and good old fashion hmm chemistry. not that I agree with what he did but there is chemistry and i truly believe that played a huge part in there going separate waves. hopefully that will keep miranda and blake successful in both marriage and true to themselves.

  102. Mike says:

    Miranda is a FATASS. She will only balloon up not get smaller. He thought he landed a hottie little did he know she’s a cow.

  103. Momof2inFL says:

    I don’t think Blake slammed her. Divorce is a horrible experience – I work for a divorce attorney. And I’m laughing at those who are saying “ex-wife is prettier” or “Miranda is prettier”. What does that have to do with anything? They weren’t married that long. She got a divorce settlement. She made the decision to be a teacher and move to wherever she wanted to move. And now, 6 years later, she’s giving interviews? Why? Why now? Because Blake and Miranda’s careers have really taken off and now is when she can do the most damage. I’m sorry she was dumped – nobody likes to be dumped. But, really…..can you totally believe anything the National Enquirer or Star reports? And after 6 years, it’s really time to move on.

  104. TessDee says:

    I like the way,they make them look like a down home american couple. Wait maybe that is the American way cheat on the wife and get a new one. Everyone is doing it right so that must make it right. He used the wife to pay his way and get his foot or Boot LOL in the door. Then get rid of her and get a new one. AHHH true love amazing.

  105. R. Williams says:

    I do believe that Blake is a A%$ for doing his exwife the way that he did. I do not think that Miranda should be let off so easily. Miranda was well aware that he was a married man and she let herself become involved with him.

  106. I just wonder why everyone is so quick to let Miranda off the hook in these comments? It takes TWO to tango! Also, Blake’s first wife is much prettier and has a 10x nicer figure than Miranda. Why he left his beautiful wife for Miranda is a mystery!

  107. Deann says:

    People who like Blake will go on liking him. People who never did won’t start liking him now. That’s just the way life is.

  108. Country says:

    I am probably one of the world’s biggest country music fans. I love the artists, the music they produce, and their performances on the concert stage. But, you know what I think? I think it should end there. They may live their lives in thei public eye – but please, can’t we all back off and let them have a personal life (that we don’t get involved in). Thanks.

  109. Country Music Fan says:

    Secertsofthe spa:The reason he left his wife could be he was tired of her. She is older and no, she is’nt prettier than MIRANDA LAMBERT. She could’nt help him in the music business as Miranda. Notice how his career came alive when he got in with MIRANDA.So many people did’nt even know him, even the artist in Nashville.He now has REBA’s coat tail.He is a lover of young girls. He just has the old ladies to put the votes in for him. I really wonder how he handles these girls. He looks to me as if he has some health problem. He always looks like he can hardly keep his eyes open and can barely stand.Some of these young girls feel good if he just looks at them or gives them a tweet. This Cady Groves got him in her video at a time he was trying to be Mr Hollywood. He has lots of followers on twitter and it sold some music for her. People now know the name that she would have never reached. Power to her, but hang around there will be more.One day he will get ahold of a BAD one.

  110. Country Music Fan says:

    Blake’s ex wife made a fool out of him. I’d guess he paid every dime she ask for. Miranda will make a fool out of him before its over, she is a sharp gal no matter what anyone thinks of her. This Cady Groves has made a big fool out of him… and he is making a fool out of himself by wanting to be MR NASHVILLE, look at me.

  111. Gigi says:

    Miranda is a fat cow.

  112. country music fan says:

    Why don’t you take the matter in hand and put her on a diet????

  113. Sheryl says:

    Miranda’s head is 60% forehead, 40% face. Most of her big fat noggin is her forehead. Go on a diet you heifer!

  114. really says:

    Just because Blake said his divorce was awful doesn’t mean that he thinks it’s his ex’s fault. My divorce was awful, even though we were amicable, because it’s awful when those types of relationships end.
    He never said anything specifically bad about his ex, only that the divorce itself was hard, which is pretty decent of him – the way you hear some celebs these days talking about their ex’s.

    We don’t know the specifics of his separation agreement, but if he is keeping to what that agreement was then her monetary situation is really no concern of his. It might be unfortunate for her but that doesn’t make him an asshole. She has never accused him of not paying support or anything. And support would have been decided based on how much money he was making at the time of the divorce and the length of the marriage, which wasn’t long so he probably only had to pay alimony for a few years.

    And the Enquirer is probably not the best place to get real information.

    It was her choice to move to a different state and again if that is true. It was her choice to leave her road manager job – she could have done the same job for someone else. She chose to leave OK when they moved there but to a different city, it’s not like they moved down the road or anything.

    Her inability to move on or get over it seem to be what’s causing her the most problems…not Blake. Yes, he is the one who asked for a divorce but it wouldn’t have been any more helpful if he had stayed with her and not been in love or to have stayed together but kept cheating on her.

    Whether he cheated with Miranda or not is irrelevant, he recognized that he wasn’t happy and he took steps to rectify that and make sure he didn’t make any other mistakes with that relationship. It seems as though he was in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation.

    Yes divorce is sad for everyone, but it gives us all a chance to move on with our lives.

  115. really says:


  116. Mable says:

    Miranda is a SCORPIO, enough said!! There are many Scorpios who have stolen other women’s husbands, it’s a sport for them:
    Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Rita Wilson,…

    • Sarah says:

      Just went to the ACMA’s. Saw Miranda in person. I read somewhere she is 5’4″ and weighs 104lbs. I don’t know what kind of scale they weighed her with but I would guess it’s more like 140lbs. Miranda I have 1 thing to say to you. If Blake really did have an affair and left his ex. for you he’ll do it again. So WATCH OUT! What goes around comes around.

  117. country music fan says:

    Sarah, why worry about Blake leaving Miranda? If you know anything about Miranda, its that she could care less what a Man (if you call Blake a man) thinks about how much she weighs or if she is going to lose him. Honey, she will take care of herself and believe me she is not one to worry about your weight. She knows Blake Shelton much better than yourself and she stays busy with her work while you sit at a computer worrying about Blake leaving her.A DRUNK is’nt going to do any women much good…let it be one with him day in day out with BIG NOSE!!

  118. Connie says:

    Although it is heart breaking for Kaynette, these things happen. I don’t look at either of them as “trash”. If you watch their duet together you can actually see them fall in love. It is truly romantic and I am not the romantic type. I think they have a love and understanding that only someone in their shoes could understand. They are loved and adored by millions of people, they perform on stage, they are probably infatuated with being married to the “Blake Shelton” and the “Miranda Lambert”. They are each others biggest fans. They also share the same burdens of performing, and growing as artists. They must continue to produce better songs, music, albums. They have expectations placed upon them that I am sure only people in that business can begin to truly comprehend.

    They will likely make a movie of their lives one day. They are not different in many ways than Johnny Cash and June Carter or Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
    That being said, I don’t feel that falling in love with someone is ever a bad or shameful thing. Just very painful if you are the one being left behind.

  119. G man says:

    She doesn’t deserve anything. HE is the one writing the songs and performing every night. She was just a supporter. She doesn’t deserve shit from his future earnings. Everyone has to make their own way.

    Ladies, you wanted women’s rights 100 years ago. Now you have them, so don’t expect your exes to foot the bill for you when it doesn’t work out. And stop acting like every divorce is the guys fault. Get your ass a job and work like the rest of us!

  120. Connie says:

    Calm down G Man. Can I assume you have been down the divorce trail? Don’t be bitter. It is just sad to dedicate your life to making someone else’s dream come true, only for them to fall in love with someone else when they get there. You are right, he does not owe her anything. She supported him at her own free will. It is life, a chance we all take. Just for the average person it is not normally as dramatic. It’s normally something like, “she got the car”. Lol

  121. country music fan says:

    Well, he may have made it when he left his wife and fell for Mirianda, but I think it was after he recorded with Trace Atkins that people began to know who he was rather than being Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend. Oh yes, he had three or four #1’s before the divorce,but still so many people had not taken notice of him.He makes fools out of his women, but believe me no matter how big you are or think you are, you can fall! The Cady Groves Video made him look stupid. Its every bit what some of us think of him. By the way…did any of you see any article where REBA was bragging on him in that video? If so I know someone that would like to see it posted here!

  122. country music fan says:

    Now Christina aguilera, What do these girls mean? He himself says he is a drunk and looks tell it. From what I’ve been told, a drunk is a drunk and are no good to any female!!Plus this Blake Shelton takes Tom on the honeymoon!!!!!

  123. LEB says:

    I’m sure everyone concerned is doing fine and will be allright. As far as the ex wife goes, if she can make a few bucks cashing in on details of her past relationship with Blake or whatever – talking truth OR trash, I say she should go for it. Get that money, girl! Although I do like a few of Blake’s songs and I like him on The Voice, F*** HIM! He’s not God’s gift to women. He’s certainly not the first man or woman to cheat on a spouse. However, what goes around, comes around – so if his ex can cash in on any money she ultimately lost out on due to their divorce, she should take whatever offers look good to her, just like he took what looked good to him when he left the her for Miranda. Karma, baby.

  124. country music fan says:

    Amen Leb,I’m puzzled to why these women think he is a gift to them. He will give a very few a tweet and it makes their day. All he wants from them is their votes and to buy his music. I do not claim to be the smartest, but its plain as day or night.His ex always looked up at him as if he was God. Yes, she should sell her story to every magazine that wants it. I don’t know why she does’nt write a book unless she signed in the divorce settlement no books. He is the guy in highter places now, so they say. Many times I’ve read where he remarked he would think “I want a divorce and then I would say I don’nt want this”.My though was, does she have a say in this? We have lots of country male singer that appeal to me more than Blake.I would need to see more to have a mind change.Has to be more than the eyes they prey over?

  125. Kansas Strong says:

    So, my parents actually live next door to where Kaynette currently lives in Kansas. By no means is she living the life of a celebrity, but this story takes the situation a little too far by making it sound much worse than it is. Yes, she is only a school teacher but I have a hard time believing she is “barely scraping by” considering they have one of the nicest houses in the area. Also, it’s true that the area is slilghtly “secluded”, but when you live somewhere like Kansas you’re not going to find a highly populated place to live. Kaynette and her new husband also own horses, which aren’t cheap, and you don’t often find in town.. they’re usually seen more out “in the middle of nowhere”. I can understand why someone who grew up in the city may think she’s struggling, but to someone who grew up out in Kansas country.. I’d say she’s got it pretty damn good.

  126. Manda says:

    From what I’ve read, he didn’t actually start DATING Miranda until a year after his divorce. Sure, they may have gotten close and had feelings for each other, but that doesn’t mean they actually DID anything.

    And I’m sorry but he’s not responsible for keeping his ex-wife for the rest of her life. I get so freaking tired of hearing people go “Oh this poor woman, she has to work and support herself even though her ex is rich!!” about so many women, and then there are women who are getting $20,000 a month in alimony! Alimony checks are the BIGGEST load of shit in the world, with ONE exception:

    If a woman (or man) has custody of young children, about 0-6 years old, that they can’t send to school so that they can work during the day, I don’t think it’s too unreasonable for the ex to have to help with expenses above what they might pay in child support, since anybody who has ever dealt with the child support system knows that what they consider a reasonable amount for raising a child is a joke. Yes, a lot of single parents make it work without any help, and I commend them, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the other parent to help make sure the children get to actually SEE their parent instead of constantly being shuffled to babysitters and relatives because their sole guardian is trying to scrape enough money together to keep them fed and clothed.

    However, keeping someone in “the life they’ve become accustomed to” is the most BS crap I’ve ever heard in my life and it makes me sick when I think about all the people suffering around the world and then you have these selfish, greedy people insisting they be “kept” in a particularly lavish lifestyle.

    Just because Kaynette was there for him early on in his career, doesn’t mean he has an obligation to support her for the rest of her life, or keep her in a ritzy life. So what, she’s living in a “modest home”. Do you know what most of America is living in? Do you know how many HOMELESS we have in this country because of the housing crash? Give me a freaking break.

    The point is, who the hell gives a damn if his ex is “barely scraping by”? HE is not responsible for her well-being. Also: my best friend is a public school teacher who doesn’t get paid any better than this woman probably does (she actually probably makes less since she’s younger and hasn’t been teaching but for a couple years), and she makes it just fine.

    People need to grow up, it’s amazing that this is even considered news. The children on our streets who are starving and homeless? THAT is news. The state of the economy & the rising up of the people against our government and big businesses for shafting us, IE: The Occupy Movement? THAT is news. UGH.

    • country music fan says:

      Well, maybe Kaynette could try out for The Voice. Blake would probably pick her…he and Miranda get her trained, Blake take her on tour.There she would be in style even bare footed!

  127. MD CHICK says:

    I was not surprised to hear about Blake and Miranda, and yes, I believe that he cheated on his wife with her.

    Right when Austin first came out, my sister and I met Blake at a local concert. He was extremely flirtatious, and “handsy” for lack of a better term. We brushed it off, because fans or not, we are not those kind of girls 😉

    I was absolutely shocked to read after the meeting that he was married. I felt like if my husband acted that way, I’d kill him.

    Personally, I believe in karma, and all things coming around. Whether or not the ex-wife is living in squalor as the article makes it sound, I wish her nothing but the best. She can hold her head high, knowing she did the right thing.

    • country music fan says:

      I would guess if Miranda cheated with him she has already paid more than her share for it and will continue til she wakes up to the truth. How many of these young girls would have fell for hin as she did…and do.Cady Groves Video should have been as embrassment to Reba.

  128. country music fan says:

    Really now…Blake can’t be all bad, he was sitting in water a couple days ago asking his girls to come grab his TURTLES HEAD. His fans here that grabed the turtles head raise you hand. Even with friends visting, Miranda says after 10 days at home she was ready to hit the road.He lost his first wife. Makes you wonder if his turtle had a head to grab????

  129. Liv says:

    Too bad because i like both of their music. If he did cheat with Miranda, Kaynette is much better looking (IMO)and probably better off without him. What goes around comes around.


  131. Hay Blake I am happy that you and Miranda are Married but don’t you at lesst thank that you could have let Miranda and Your Ex-Wife Kaynette Might Before you GFot re-Married to Miranda? No Problem to Miranda Lambert?

  132. country music fan says:

    BLAKE FAN TILL THE END: You seem to know Blake so well? What kind of deal did he and Miranda Lambert make? I notice he seems tired of her and puts his spare time in tweeting his teenage girls. They ask DADDY for a TWEETY and he gets busy with it. I noticed he called Miranda a batch twice this morning…my guess to let the teeny boppers know they have a chance with DADDY still.Poor Poor Miranda Lambert, what will it take for her to leave that place and mix with humans. She seems as put down as her little abused puppies.There will be change one day Lets hope it is for her benefit…

  133. poojammies says:

    you know, it is what it is! That’s Oklahoma for ya.

  134. D. Dean says:

    Just because he said his divorce was “the worst experience of my life,” does not mean he is slamming his first wife. Divorce is a terrible experience, PERIOD! Perhaps he didn’t every want to go through it again, but it certainly isn’t “slamming” his ex-wife to say that. There ARE two sides to every story, so by all means, judge him without knowing both sides.

  135. VGirl says:

    Blake you can have the fatty! Gosh Miranda is gross, freaking sausage arms! I’m all for people embracing their curves, but for godsake exercise for toning and heart conditioning at the very least. If not cover the hell up.

  136. VGirl says:

    I agree with you on this point…I imagine it was horrible watching a wonderful woman’s heartbreak, beacause you fell out of love with her and into bed with a fatty.

  137. Laura says:

    I don’t know about all this. I mean, only Blake and Kaynette really know what happened and there’s always going to be 2 sides to the story. Of course she’s never going to be happy with the amount she’s getting from him but it’s part of life, she’s not with him anymore and if it was never proved that he cheated on her then how does anybody know he really did? And really, you honestly can’t help who you fall in love with. maybe he was in love with Kaynette for a long time and maybe things started getting hard(as in they weren’t getting along at all, disagreed on IMPORTANT stuff and it just couldn’t be fixed), maybe they changed, who knows what she may have been doing that he fell out of love with her, but everyone think back to some point in your life, when you feel in love with someone, were you able to control it? No, you can’t. So what was he supposed to do, just be absolutely miserable the rest of his life? Back to the money thing too, she could be saying she’s not getting enough to make ends meet, well 1. what if that’s not true and she’s really just teaching bc she doesn’t NEED to rely on the teacher’s salary since she’s getting so much alimony so she’s doing it bc she loves to and putting this “woe is me” act on? 2. If you really didn’t have enough money and it was so important to you why would you go with a “low paying” job? 3. she’s complaining she’s not getting “enough” from him, well what would she have done if she never married him in the first place and didn’t have that alimony to depend on right now? She would have to support herself anyway and would have nobody to blame/depend on but herself so really, she’s lucky she’s getting that money. 4. How much is “enough” to her? She has a job, she has a car, she has food on the table and clothes on her back and a roof over her head. Just bc she got to be rich with him for a while doesn’t mean she NEEDS to be rich, have multiple homes/cars, all high priced, name brand clothes and all that stuff. There are ppl in this world who can’t get a job, either bc they can’t find a job or bc of health issues, don’t receive any help from social security or welfare or alimony/state assistance(me for instance), then there are homeless people, people who can’t afford a car or any new clothes, can barely feed themselves and in some cases their poor children. So, in my eyes I think she should stop being so whiney, suck it up and be happy with what she has! She seems to be playing the blame game and crying for attention and wants everyone to feel bad for her, well here, let me call the waaaaahhmmbulance for you, they asked if you want some cheese to go with your whine. Oh and just bc Blake said it was “the worst experience of his life” and that “nothing is worth that risk again” is not trash talking her. Think about it, he was in love with this person for a good amount of time, then had to go through a divorce with her, which involves a big process, lawyers, seeing a really bad side to the person you loved, knowing you’re hurting them, splitting everything you own up, then knowing you have to pay her til she either gets married again or dies just bc you fell out of love with her(which happens, look how high divorce rates are these days!). It’s gotta be a very bad experience for ANYBODY so I can understand why someone would say it’s the worst experience of their life and they don’t wanna rush into marriage bc it’s not worth the risk, surely nobody LIKES the divorce process and wants to be paying women they’ve divorced, so I’d be the same way, there’s no reason to rush into a marriage and it be a better chance it’ll wind up in divorce and have to go through all that again! So, all in all, I think she needs to knock it off, suck it up, realize what she has and be thankful for that and stop bitching!

  138. Laura says:

    Oh and I’m very happy for Blake, Miranda seems like an amazing woman to me, I looove her music, she has very strong lyrics and a strong personality, i think she’s great and i honestly think Blake seems like a great guy so CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you! i really wish you both a lifetime full of happiness, perfect health, wealth, success, good luck,great sex, happy and healthy beautiful babies(If you decide to have them)and everything you 2 could ever want or need(feel free to send some my way too, i could use a lil help right now lol)! Keep making music both of you, I looove both of you and your music! <3 And don't let all this shit ppl are saying get to you, let it roll off, what was found in you 2 is rare and special, true love, and that's all that matters. It's your lives to live, nobody elses, your happiness is what's most important, so live it to the fullest and grow old together sharing tons of memories and you won't regret a thing! <3