Miranda Lambert admits inappropriate attraction with then-married Blake Shelton

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An interview with country singer Miranda Lambert aired on Dateline last night, but I’m finding the excerpt they released online released incredibly frustrating in that it cuts off right before Miranda explains whether she was cheating with then-married Blake Shelton (her current husband) when they first met back in September, 2005. Less than six months later, Blake and his first wife were divorced and he was seeing Miranda. So there were allegations of cheating at the time. Miranda nearly admits that’s what was going on, but then the clip, which is labeled “web only” on Dateline’s website, cuts off. So I don’t think the real interview has her full quotes, just this excerpt in which she sort-of admits that she knows what was going on between her and then-married Blake was wrong. People has some of her quotes below (the video is above), but again there’s no closure on them and I feel that they’re jumping to conclusions by saying she denied being a homewrecker.

Miranda Lambert may be a lot of things – but she’s not a homewrecker.

In a new interview with Hoda Kotb, which aired Monday night on Dateline, the country singer says she felt instant chemistry after meeting her now-husband Blake Shelton years ago while performing with him. Only, there was a slight problem.

“I knew he was married,” Lambert, 27, said during Monday’s interview. “I had seen their wedding picture in Country Weekly.” (Shelton, 35, was married to Kaynette Williams from 2003-2006).

“I knew better,” she continued, “like, this is off limits. My parents are private investigators for God’s sake. I’ve seen this my whole life – affairs. Of all people to know better, I know better than this.”

Nevertheless, the attraction between the two – who wed in May after dating since 2005 – was undeniable.

“I didn’t know what to do with it,” she said. “It was, like, my first duet with some other country star, and I didn’t know if it was just initial butterflies because of that.”

Continued Lambert: “I don’t know what it was. It was just this draw to each other.”

[From People]

I didn’t hear her deny being a homewrecker at all, that’s People’s interpretation of what she said. She just said she “knew better,” not that she didn’t do it. I’m going to leave it at that.

In a lighter clip, Miranda admits that she has problems with Blake’s incessant drunken Tweeting, and she calls herself a “Twittow.” It’s pretty damn funny. She says “We have come to Jesus about those [tweets] all the time. For a while I was a ‘Twittow,’ You are in love with Twitter and I’m your girlfriend on the side. He’ll delete it from his phone sometimes, because he realizes he needs help… He promised me, the last time he put it back on his phone after he deleted it that he was going to keep it under control… we haven’t seen each other in a while, so I haven’t been able [to check].” Well, at least he’s not cheating with another woman, right?

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  1. Truthful says:

    Its sad, that she had nothing else to talk about..but creeping w/a married man, uh, I mean the instant attraction they felt that could not be denied, yadda, yadda.

    I don’t care for her actions, no matter how cute or funny.

    the end

  2. Embee says:

    Give it time, Miranda. Give it time.

  3. Twez says:

    The eternal cry of the adulterer… “I couldn’t HELP it… we were DRAWN TO each other… it was MEANT TO BE.” What a bunch of bullshit.

    • GimmeABreak says:

      Well, that excuse should suffice when it’s her turn and he looks at her and says “well, I was on this show with all these young girls and…well…I just couldn’t help it!”

      I’m sure she’ll understand. After all, she’s been there.

  4. Cate says:

    I love Miranda, so I really want to defend her. *sigh* Well, at least she is not denying that she didn’t know better, right? She seems to be “owning” it, even if it was a sheisty thing to be involved in.

    I’d like to lay the Blame on Blake. He was the one actually married. But … I also don’t think this will end well for Miranda. If he’ll cheat WITH you, he’ll certainly get bored eventually and cheat ON you.

  5. Diane says:

    They both have big foreheads.

  6. garvels says:

    I don’t know why Hollywood reporters are in an uproar about Blake’s divorce-after all it is pretty rare for a Hollywood marriage to last longer than 5 years.

  7. mamakowalska says:

    Some day some young little ol’ pair of hot pants, stuffed with some young singin dream will show up, and they’ll just be working together……..she’ll get what she gave………

  8. jinni says:

    They look like Human/grey alien hybrids with those massive foreheads of theirs.

  9. Ronnie says:

    I actually love Miranda and her music so I’ll try to defend her. She shouldnt have brought it up but at least she.s owning it? Not side stepping the issue and playing coy. It happened and she is sorry for it.

    Now lets get back to her awesome sassy music!

  10. MJ says:

    I know there’s a lot of talk of “bangs trauma” on this site, but I think Ms. Lambert would do well with some.

    Just to play the devil’s advocate here, my dad and stepmom left their respective (unhappy) marriages for each other in 1989, and have been happily married since 1991. As a married woman, I can’t say I’m that fond of the idea, but it was really a good decision for them. Sometimes it’s for the best.

  11. Kloops says:

    Oh my, you’re right, that is a LOT of forehead between two people. Now I can’t not see it.

  12. Ellie says:

    Can’t wait till someone comes a long with the same mindset as her and snags that cheating bastard away from her. LOL

  13. sarahberra says:

    At least she had the “tools” to know she did wrong and doesn’t harass/ stalk/ taunt the ex wife. I will give her that much.

  14. Rita says:

    An inappropriate attraction is how adultery always starts. It’s how one deals with that attraction that makes one a skank or a decent person.

    She should let sleeping dogs lie….(interesting word “lie”), anyway, WAKE UP BLAKE!!!

  15. Kim says:

    Well look. She admits to them dating when he was married. If that’s not homewrecking, what is?

  16. Pyewacket says:

    OH MY *clutches pearls* How terrible!

    Amazing how some cheaters are lauded on here and others are reviled.

    Fact of life, men and women cheat, and if it isn’t your relationship, then you shouldn’t worry about others. Unless you are in the homes of these people, you do not know how the relationships were, so who are any of us to judge?

  17. Kim says:

    @Rita: it’s more like ‘Wake up, Miranda’. She just took vows with a guy who takes them as a joke, is an alcoholic who can’t control his behavior, a man she makes promise will get help. I give this lovely union the chance of a lit match in a hurricane.

  18. Just Sayin says:

    With that forehead I bet when that homewrecking skank dreams, she dreams in IMAX! 🙂

    • Nurse of kids says:

      Wth with all the forehead crap and judging people for their past endeavors. Mind your own flipping business!!!! And when you are the most beautiful person in the works with no flaws (which, by the way, your probably uglier than everyone else in the world because trashing people’s looks is just an expression of your own insecurities) maybe then you can judge others

  19. GossipVixen says:

    You said it Pyewacket! Completely agree.

    If an “inappropriate attraction” is being labeled homewrecking, then there are some lauded relationships on this site that that definitely need some revisiting.

  20. curleque says:

    People have a right to be happy and pursue that happiness, to wherever or whomever it takes you. People who are happy stay where they are. Attraction is different from a “draw.”

  21. Rita says:


    The right to pursue happiness is not limitless in law or moral behavior. When it becomes so, we will be nothing but the most vicious and self-serving animals in the jungle.

    Miranda and Blake should STFU about this or their country music careers will go the way of an anorexic bikini model trying to make a living schilling swimsuits on twitter.

  22. jc126 says:

    I agree, Pyewacket and curleque. Also, you can’t wreck a home if the person in the “home” is not interested and/or unhappy in the marriage. Married people get hit on without reciprocating, too, because they don’t want to go elsewhere.

    Also, I may get slammed, but people marry their other man/ other woman all the time, and remain happily married for the rest of their lives. The first spouse isn’t always the love of one’s life.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Comcast says “Miranda admits to cheating” so whether she’s trying to dance around it or not, that’s the headline going around.

    Wow, never noticed the foreheads before.

  24. Kim says:

    @jc126: there is some truth to what you say: so often, we marry the first time not knowing that the love of our lives is really out there. I guess just be engaged a looong time so you know. But in most cases, I think people like Blake and Miranda love the thrill of the chase, danger of an affair. When thats over–via rings, kids, years….they’ll go hunting again. They need thatadrenaline rush of illicit ‘love’ to keep them happy.

  25. Dirty Martini says:

    So as a couple this makes them like….whats their names…..you know….that Lee-something woman …..and that guy whose name starts with a D…..

    Funny what this stuff can do to your career over time…..well for SOME people.

    And others just seem to skate.

    Things that make me go hhhmmmm……

  26. “He is married”, that line should be a stopping point before jumping to anything else no matter how drawn you are to each other.

    She didn’t admit to any cheating, nor denied it, but still in the heads of people who are watching, “who are you kidding?”

    I hope they stay happy long enough to stay married.

    • jessie says:

      Shut the hell up. Nobody gives a damn, soo what if ya’ll are sexually attracted to eachother ya’ll ARE MARRIED! get a life

  27. dear kaiser says:

    She needs that hairline lowering operation. She looks like one of those felt puppets.

  28. Kelly says:

    Both Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are creepy. They deserve each other.

  29. dorothy says:

    Used to like her until I read about her “hunting down” Blake Shelton. Now she’s just your basic skank.

  30. Hey Nonny says:

    I guess everyone is following St. Angie’s footsteps!! Way to go Angelina!

  31. bugsy says:

    they look like they could be brother and sister. that’s all.

  32. Boxy Lady says:

    Bugsy I was just thinking the exact same thing! Kind of like with Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz who left his wife for AK. Maybe it’s a narcissism thing: to be so wildly attracted to someone who looks like you that you dump your spouse for them.

  33. Miranda says:

    “I was drawn to him” means I wanted to have sex with this man. Why can’t they just sleep with them and be done with it? Why marry them? Ladies, smarten up. Eventually, the screwing every night will stop. Eventually you have to deal with the person. The person who farts, burps, snores, clips his toenails and picks his nose. I want to hear you say how drawn you are to him then.

  34. Kara Ann says:

    Comment #3 Twez:
    The eternal cry of the adulterer… “I couldn’t HELP it… we were DRAWN TO each other… it was MEANT TO BE.” What a bunch of bullshit.

    I agree with you. I don’t deny that a person’s first spouse may not be the love of their life. If you’re desperately unhappy then try to fix it and if you can’t leave it. It’s so disappointing that more people don’t have the balls to say “Hey, I’m not happy, you’re not working with me on it so I’m outta here” instead of waiting on the “magic one” to come along and hold their hand (or other anatomical parts) and make it okay for them to leave an unhappy, unfulfilling relationship. There are many reasons to divorce but it certainly becomes a skeevy thing when it’s the all too familiar cry as Twez commented above.

  35. DrM says:

    have they ‘come to Jesus’ about their ‘inappropriate’ bonking??? People are attracted to other people every day..its what you DO about it that matters…no one falls into bed with someone else by accident…there is a process involved…and you don’t have to embark upon it…simple

  36. tinker says:

    If you have watched other interviews of theirs (Miranda and Blake) they have both said they felt the connestion that night. Blake himself has said that his first marriage was on rocky grounds BEFORE he met Miranda. She wouldn’t be the other woman that she watched it all her life and refused because she believed it was wrong. They remained friends and it was several months after his divorce before they started dating. She has said that she was in love with him but felt guilty for even being his friend while he was going through the divorce process.

  37. noyb says:

    pfft. miranda rules!i would correct yall on your idioticness but i don’t have that kind of time…and frankly it would not get me anywhere cuz yall are stubborn as a mule . they are MARRIED NOW!!!! this was all in the past!! its done with! i think blakes ex put this behind her and i think you all should do the same! miranda and blake love each other! you guys (for some unknown reason) jump to the conclusion that they don’t…

  38. Confuzzle says:

    That denim skirt hurts my eyes.

  39. Susan says:

    I really feel that this marriage won’t last.

  40. danielle says:

    I will say for her that at least it sounds like she’s owning up rather than lying about it. That’s something.

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    Just because there is a “connection” doesn’t mean you have to act on it.

    Take some personal responsibility and own up to it.

    Hubs and I have an amazing connection, but we were both flying solo when it “connected.” No homes were wrecked in the process.

  42. Lib says:

    This def makes me a Carrie fan. Been on the fence because I think Miranda’s music is more country, but Carrie is classier plus her singing blows Miranda away. I know things happen sometimes, but you don’t have to act on it.

  43. countrygirl says:

    Puh-Lease! She is the one that wanted this lil miss bad ass rep she started! Is she even 30 yet? She has already made him delete his twitter account -twice! She admits it even. Anyone that follows him knows when he is home with her -he isn’t on there, but when he is out on the road- game back on! Seriously though, I won’t believe it until Blake’s ex wife comes out of hiding and says, “It was a mutual understanding, we all remain great friends, Miranda is not a ho.”

  44. pat says:

    Rita: Blake is awake. He just looks as if he is half asleep. This guy looks like he has put his eyes out from tweetering his GIRLS. Looks to me like he has tweeted one that got him to be in her video and is now taking it a bit further. There will be more, I have no doubt. Cady Groves seems to be his good match.You go Ms Cady!!!