Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s split is getting the full Bennifer 2.0 treatment. By that I mean Blranda Dramz covers at least three weekly magazines and there are tons of competing narratives, although I’m not expecting Miranda to have the “story” locked down like Jennifer Garner (sidenote: Garner’s playing a weird game in the press and she really doesn’t have to, while Miranda has the freedom to really go after Blake). Anyway, here are some highlights from the buttload of stories coming out today. I already did one post earlier – go here to see. There’s just so much around though:
Miranda knows Blake cheated. TMZ’s sources – finally some pro-Miranda sources – claim that Miranda has never, ever cheated on Blake but she knew he was fooling around “with a famous country singer no less.” Team Miranda claims Blake hired a “powerful PR firm” to attack Miranda before “the ink was dry on the divorce docs.” Obviously – that’s why we were getting stories about Miranda being a baby-hating cheater. TMZ also says Blake is so bitter and butthurt that he ordered Miranda to get her animals off of the Oklahoma property the same day the divorce came through.
Miranda wanted to work on their marriage. Both Blake and Miranda knew they were having problems but Blake was more on the side of “let’s just call it quits” and Miranda was more “let’s take some time and work on it.” A source tells People: “She wanted to try and make it work, maybe have more of a separation. But he said, ‘I’m filing.’ It came on very quickly. It was very clear that things weren’t going to work out. So he decided to end it. He still loves her very much.”
Blake’s still insisting he never cheated. A source tells People: “He hasn’t cheated ever, ever, ever. This has really shaken him.”
Blake was too interested in being a mainstream celebrity. A source tells People: “He liked [being a celebrity], which isn’t a negative thing, but it’s just polar opposite to what she wants.It was frustrating, and she didn’t want to be part of that machine.”
Blake is sad. A source tells Us Weekly: “Blake’s really broken up over this. Just devastated.” Miranda is sad too: “She’s very heartbroken, sad, and confused.”
Everybody agrees that they were always apart. Us Weekly’s sources say: “They were rarely together…Distance was a major factor.” E! News’ sources say: “They had not been together for a while and were living separate lives. They were just trying to find the right time to break the news to the public.”
Lainey’s Blind Item. It seems to be about Miranda and it doesn’t sound good – go here to read. Still, I also believe that Blake has hired a PR firm to go after Miranda, so I don’t know what to tell you.
Wow. Who knew this divorce would go ugly so quickly. I imagine the truth is somewhere in the middle, but what a mess regardless.
Edit: Does Lainey’s new blind seem…prescient to this situation? I’ve always liked Lambert, so I’m a little depressed at the thought it could be her.
I took Lainey’s BI to be these 2 – the dirt will come out in the wash.
yup, that was her
Well, that’s disheartening. Musgraves is a good songwriter, so I’m not totally surprised it was her. Amazing what the PR machine can do to hide the reality behind the scenes.
Yes but it was also written by Brandy Clark who is a country singer too, it’s not just Kacey’s song. That being said Mama’s Broken Heart doesn’t fit either Kacey or Brandy so I’m glad it went to Miranda. I don’t know if one could say she stole it though?!
Noooo… Not from Kacey! That’s just wrong!
I do think the song fits Miranda’s voice and persona better, and while I doubt it was outright theft…I can see where a young and upcoming singer(s) would feel pressured to hand the song off to a more established performer at their urging. It has an uncomfortable air to it either way.
Yes, I suppose I’m prepared to believe they’re both dirtbags.
re: the truth being somewhere in the middle, I agree.
I think they BOTH cheated, and I think this is a case similar to Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid…that is, he cheated throughout their marriage and expected her to put up with it (and she did, her choice…), but the minute she did the same it was GAME OVER for him. it’s OK if HE does it, but if SHE steps out, that’s the end.
add to that the (alleged) crazy that Lambert is, and you have a powder keg of JUICY JUICY gossip.
The blind thing….I’ve always thought that she was a little bit crazy
This is going to get good and messy. I am bringing sweet tea, grits and biscuits for y’all.
lol! Since there are no kids involved, and they both have plenty of money and have already settled, I hope we see a big old ugly country divorce story play out.
Don’t forget the moonshine. 😉
I’ve got moon pies and RC cola.
don’t forget the Nabs and some peanuts to drop in your bottle of Pepsi…
This is going to get as ugly as any divorce in recent memory. Hold onto your hats…
Blake is friends with Adam Levine. That’s all I need to know for me to be suspicious of his ass-holery.
Meh, almost all those celebs are assholes. The entire industry is based on the attitude of “Gettin’ mine first, no matter the expense to anyone else.” The desire of anyone to be famous and adored makes me side eye them.
Me, too. I tried to watch The Voice once, but the douche face Levine makes when he’s singing in the lead-in turned me right off.
Ha ha….I’m not an Adam Levine fan either—he’s full of himself, and he is No Way the sexiest man. I may be in the minority, but I don’t find him that attractive, never have…..what’s the big deal here? I’ll bet his marriage doesn’t last particularly long either, just wait.
Is CDAN going hard on Blake as usual?
I love the name ‘Blranda.’
Yeah that is technically a blind item from Lainey, but come on…the subject is obvious and this is going to get really really ugly I think. Ben Affleck better send Blake Shelton a massive thank you gift for taking the attention off of him.
Oh lordy, yes. Then Blake will send a gift basket of beer and chips to Ben. Ben will be so appreciative he’ll invite Blake to boys night at the poker tables in Vegas. Then they will embark on an epic brofest and we’ll be forced to call them BlaBen.
Nope nope nope. Lost it at “doesn’t want to be a mainstream star”. Not a good response, Lambert team. She doesn’t want to be a mainstream celebrity? Really? She’s been on Ellen, in Elle (shilling body acceptance), covering People more than once (on her own and shilling her marriage) covered Billboard, tried real hard to be buddy buddy with Underwood and Swift….She’s very much part of a machine. try harder team Lambert.
Truth! The famewhore angle is all she’s got right now though; Blake came out swinging.
This. I can believe he cheated as well, but gmafb at she doesn’t want to be a celebrity. Everybody can clearly see that Miranda is working hard to be a mainstream celebrity.
She’s trying to appeal to the country faithful – less that she doesn’t want to be famous, more that she’s not going to go Hollywood. Cough cough.
I don’t buy that part, either. It also would not surprise me if she did go after another singer. I think she was very invested in being a big name country couple, similar to Tim and Faith.
Tim and Faith. A couple that I think has surprised everyone for keeping it together over the years. I’d be interested in hearing any dirt on them, but props for keeping their marriage together and seemingly now living a down-to-earth life.
Oh well I guess people can stop applauding Miranda and her team for staying quiet.
They both are probably to blame. People are going hard at Blake for talking but he just struck first before Miranda did. I wonder if anybody would have criticized Miranda if she struck first.
Whenever this much mud gets slung, I sometimes suspect both sides of being guilty of something shady and they don’t want it to come out so they go after the other person in hopes of that being a distraction. I highly doubt either were faithful and both probably said/did some crazy shit. As tempting as it is to get nasty, I don’t understand why celebrities open that door because it just opens them up to years of tabloid stories about their bitter divorce. Better to lie through their teeth and just say they grew apart then publicly leak all their dirty laundry, imo, and be a tabloid target for the next year. Especially in country music, where the “family” image can play a big part. Jen Garner and Ben Affleck, as ridiculous as it is, handled their separation/divorce announcement well in comparison.
Blake has less to lose, image-wise. He has cultivated a good ol’ boy, swearing, drinking, flirting persona.
The country world is a lot less forgiving of female cheaters.
That said, I still prefer him to her – he owns who he is. She tries to come across as all sweet, but I don’t buy it. Maybe I’m wrong.
But you are 100% right about one thing – this opens the door for all sorts of mud slinging. I’m gonna go save my front row seat.
When has Miranda Lambert represented the “sweet girl” persona? Ever? Her latest album title is “Smokin and Drinkin.” She has a lot of tasteless songs that revolve around such themes as kickin a$$, drinking whiskey, getting revenge, cursing, getting wasted, not putting up with sh*t etc etc..she – along with Kasey Musgraves – very much represents the trailer trash/country girl trying to be a bada$$ persona. Not sweet or innocent at all!!
If Lainey is correct and Blake blew his top because Miranda cheated with a married member of her tour team I’m not sure I understand his indignation. If he cheats with young groupies and models it’s OK but he draws the line at married tour members? For THAT she got the stealth divorce papers and get your animals off my property?
They are better off apart.
This allegation reminds me of a very famous redheaded singer who had a sketchy timeline with her married band member turned manager years ago. Yet they managed to keep the dirt from flying too much, so few probably even recall how shady it seemed when they got together.
Oh no! You are bringing Reba into this?!? hahaha! Yea, I recall the interesting chatter about all that too. The good ole days, when you could skirt around the ugly truth. Before the internet… and TMZ paying all the cash to get sealed court papers.
But yea… I see the irony of Blake being all butt hurt, about this allege cheating.
And say what you will about Miranda. But she really did revive an old worn out looking down town, in southern Oklahoma.
By putting money into businesses and provoking others to do the same. And I say that as someone who has driven through that town, for decades, on the way to my Grandmother’s home. Miranda really did make that big of a difference.
So all those chatty ladies looking to throw sh*t at her… from that county… should keep their mouths close.
@hautie: that was at least nice to hear 🙂
Lambert knew Shelton was married when she met him. Surely they know the old saying,,,,,,,if they’ll do it with you they’ll do it to you. Two cheaters rarely live happily ever after.
What married male artist did she hook up with? Who is she enemies with? Not a follower of country music so this is all news to me! So juicy!!
And whose song did she steal?
Possibilities for the not hookup: Eric Church (toured with her in 2010, before she was married. He married in 2008) they got into a fight in 2012. She toured with Alan Jackson, Josh Kelley and Justin Moore in the first half of 2011. Jackson would be my bet out of any of them. I think Chris Young is single or at least not married. Radar had a story about them getting caught at a bar in March and being “flirty” but if they are all friends like he said that one could be embellished for drama. Not sure who the artist is that BS/ML were writing with that they would have to reset an entire album, but that again might have been Eric Church. ML said something during the feud of 2012 that he would have to grovel to get forgiveness. He didn’t release a new album of material until 2014 (the last being 2011) but did release a live album in 2013. He’s really the only “rival” I can think of though.
Tl;DR: I’m guessing she tried to hook up with Eric Church. They toured in 2010, maybe started writing together then and in 2011 when he refused to hook up she and BS yanked their writing and he takes a shot at her and BS in 2012. He goes without a new album until 2014.
The married male act in the blind is Eric Church. They wrote several songs together with other writers before he released his 2011 album Chief and Miranda originally sang background vocals on a song on that album called Over When It’s Over. Her vocals were replaced by another female singer’s because Miranda’s label didn’t give or rescinded permission for Miranda to be featured. None of the songs they cowrote were on that album either. Whether that had anything to do with what the blind item is claiming happened I don’t know.
There was a tabloid that claimed Miranda tried to get with Eric Church when they toured. I don’t know if it’s true, because tabloids have run stories about Miranda throwing herself at many of the male acts she’s toured with (Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, even Justin Moore I think). But contrary to what the blind is saying, Miranda and Eric were publicly cordial until Eric Church did a Rolling Stone interview where he slammed Blake for doing The Voice.
Kacey Musgraves has not been enthusiastic about Miranda recording Mama’s Broken Heart and continues to perform it herself so I think it’s true Miranda strong-armed her way into getting the song for herself. Maybe Miranda told herself that this would help Kacey too. In some ways Kacey did benefit but as a singer songwriter I’m sure she would’ve preferred to release the song herself. I don’t know if you could find any major success story other than maybe Adele who hasn’t done or been associated with some shady song-related activity though.
I don’t know about the town turning on Miranda now either. She’s more respected as a songwriter than Blake is. But Blake is the bigger moneymaker. Together they were quite the power couple and threw around a lot of weight so this is definitely the kind of thing that shakes Nashville up hardcore.
See I think that Miranda does Mama’s Broken Heart much better than Kacey (and Kacey is my #1 favorite) because she’s got that crazy and makes it sound believable!
I think it is Eric Church. The blind talked about the songs they wrote together. The other contender was Luke Bryan. I do not see Luke Bryan as a real songwriter like Eric Church.
I had heard about the report she tried to hook up with Eric Church years ago too. I didn’t think much of.
Lainey’s blind said it was a married singer. Alan Jackson is like 60 years old. According to the blind Miranda wanted them to own Country Music. No one is going to get behind Miranda and Alan Jackson. There is just no way. Alan Jackson and his wife publicly separated years ago because of this cheating. He is a reformed dog.
Radar Online was saying they called her mom the other day and she had no idea about the divorce and was shocked. So if that is true then I kind of think there may be something to Miranda doing some bad stuff. I sure wouldn’t want to tell my mom that my husband wants to divorce me because of stuff I did.
@Diana – I’m curious too about the blind item
So, they both probably cheated and want to point the finger at the other. They got together through probable cheating before his first marriage ended. If they’ll cheat with you, they’ll cheat on you–fits for both of them in this situation I guess.
The Lainey item is pretty damning.
It is but, is it true? Or are Laineys sources in fact sheltons high power pr team. Lainey seems to be in the pocket of pr teams a lot of the time.
And her last blind item claimed Ben Affleck is addicted to heroin, which I honestly cannot believe.
I often wonder about that–how Lainey gets her info. Not like she lives in LA…..she’s in Canada. I do think she does get some stuff from PR teams….
* Grabs popcorn and fruit from the gift basket that Affleck and Garner set to them. *
Hear Hear Monchichi face Lady Is Getting herself Gathered and is Opening her Kimono for TMZ, NOOOIIICCEE *Picks a Nice Chair and the Popcorn and Moscato*
Someone’s been lighting extra votive candles for the gossip gods this summer.
Light ’em and put ’em in Mason jars for the country gossip gods.
I’m enjoying this way too much.
Frankly Abbot Mimif and me were JUST texting each other that we are willing and able to sacrifice a Royal To the Many Faced Gossip God to Make the Kardasholes Summer News Craptavaganza Stop at once… but This will do, I hope the mud keeps getting Slung
I can see why Lianey blind is targeting at Miranda Lianey is a big Blake fan so of course she going to but the blame on Miranda and not point out Blake own infidelities.
I don’t know if that’s entirely fair. Lainey has spoken pretty positively about Lambert in the past, and she definitely respected Lambert for speaking out about Hollywood’s negligence in taking Chris Brown to task for his treatment of women. The blind seemed worded in a way to suggest that this was covered up for a LONG time for profit’s sake.
CDAN has a juicy blind up now, names blake as “helping” several singers (all female natch) that he had affairs with. Apparently he “used his position to promise recording contracts, appearances on records if they slept with him. One of the that group is a singer who got her big break in the same place as Miranda. Multiple Grammy Award winner.”
Oh boy, yes, get the popcorn popping this is gonna get real ugly and looks like mucho collateral damage.
CDAN blinds are all fake. Read the disclaimer on the site, he says it’s all fiction for entertainment purposes.
They probably both cheated but there’s no children involved so who cares? They can each move on to a more suitable companion and never have to deal with each other again.
The radio station here in LA 95.5 talked to a girl named Holly who called in claiming to be Miranda’s friend and said that Blake has been cheating this whole time, she found things in his phone but wouldn’t say what exactly. That hes been acting like a single guy and wanted to file to be a single guy. She also confirmed he had been cheating on his first wife with Miranda and that that thought has been in the back of Miranda’s mind forever. She did say that they are still friendly though…
Well, I’m going to go ahead and call BS on that caller. They are obviously anything but friendly with each other.
Right. He is pissed. If they are friends then I don’t want enemies.
ya it was weird…heres the link
Blake lost me at “never, ever, ever” cheated. Only thing missing is the Clintonesque wagging finger. If Miranda is smart (and I think she is), she comes up with proof and that gets “leaked.”
I hope his ex is constantly smiling right now. He became Miranda’s problem, indeed!
As the song by Journey says (whom I love) ‘being apart ain’t easy on this love affair’.They say the road ain’t easy to start a family.’ Relationships fall apart for most famous musicians due to no nurturing of it.