In Touch: It appears as though Miranda Lambert homewrecked another dude

2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Press Room

At the end of February, we got some interesting news via In Touch Weekly: their sources claimed that country star Anderson East had dumped Miranda Lambert. Miranda and Anderson got together pretty quickly after Blake Shelton suddenly divorced her in 2015. To be fair, Blake moved on really quickly too, with Gwen Stefani. It felt like both Miranda and Blake left the dumpster fire of that marriage and neither one ever looked back. But still, I tended to believe that Anderson + Miranda was not some grand love story. He was a placeholder guy, just someone to have around because apparently she can’t be alone (how J.Lo of her).

After In Touch reported that, it took about five weeks for the more mainstream gossip outlets to pick it up. Us Weekly’s breakup story is dated April 7th. But I actually think In Touch got it right: the breakup happened in February. What I’m not so sure about is who broke up with whom. In Touch Weekly has another exclusive:

Three months after Miranda Lambert split from musician boyfriend Anderson East, 29, without explanation — a source tells In Touch exclusively the country star is in a relationship with handsome Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker, 34.

Evan’s band opened for Miranda, 34, in February and is slated to join her tour again this summer. “Evan is currently dating Miranda,” the source tells In Touch. But as of April 23, he is still technically married to wife Staci Felker.

Evan wed Staci Felker, an accountant, in the fall of 2016 — and on Feb. 16, 2018, Evan filed for divorce, according to court documents, which the source says blindsided his wife. Staci filed her own papers on Feb. 28, citing “abandonment,” which Evan disputed in a later filing. (As of April 23 the divorce had not yet been finalized.) When In Touch asked Staci about Evan’s relationship with Miranda, she declined to comment. A rep for Evan also had no comment.

While the source believes Miranda and Evan hooked up when they were on the road together, a friend of Miranda’s insists to In Touch the country star did not put the moves on a married man and Miranda does not believe she’s to blame for Evan’s marriage ending.

As for Miranda and Evan’s current status, the friend adds, “They’re figuring it out. It’s in the early stages; they’re still getting to know each other.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

“A friend of Miranda’s insists to In Touch the country star did not put the moves on a married man…” Except… not so much? Blake Shelton was married when they first got together. And Blake allegedly divorced her so suddenly because he finally found out that she was cheating on him all over the place. Even if that wasn’t the rumor, Blake’s actions in suddenly and swiftly filing for divorce and getting everything done so quickly would have been enough to indicate that Miranda was the one who f–ked up. Just my opinion: I think Miranda has HUGE issues about and around men. I think she digs married men, I really do. I think having affairs gets her hot and bothered. And yes, I think we finally know why Miranda and Anderson broke up: because she was banging this married dude. But I’m sure people will look the other way in general, because she’s pretty and blonde and sings about broken hearts.

Behold, Evan Felker. He IS cute. Not cute enough where I would homewreck his marriage, but he’s legit cute.

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  1. Laura says:

    I always think of the saying “If you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love anyone else”.

  2. Jayna says:

    Anderson probably caught her cheating with this guy and was out of there.

  3. reverie says:

    I think he homewrecked himself.

    • isabelle says:

      Yeah but…it is also a pattern with her if true.

    • Juju says:

      Reverie and others – I 100% agree. For some reason, conversations about extramarital affairs tend to lay the blame solely on “the other woman”. Like the man was helpless to resist temptation. We verge into Mike Pence territory with that narrative. Men are capable of controlling themselves if they choose and are accountable for their own choices and actions. In my opinion, a majority of the blame lies with the person who made vows and broke them. I think karma is a bitch and I’d never mess with a married man myself, and I do think Miranda would be better served to pursue men without strings attached. But ultimately the only person she has cheated on (allegedly) is Blake.

      • Kitten says:

        “In my opinion, a majority of the blame lies with the person who made vows and broke them.”

        Yeah I agree but I don’t know…I think there’s plenty of blame to go around. If my partner cheated on me I would definitely direct the brunt of my rage towards him, but I would absolutely blame her as well. I mean, there are millions of single men out there–no need to pursue the ones that are taken.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        Having an affair with a married person speaks to your character, you’re an a-hole. No, you’re not an adulterer, but you’re not that nice of a person.

      • Luce says:

        Excellently stated SlightlyAnonny! The fact also cannot be dismissed that this is a “thing” with her, so yeah, I’m fine with her being labeled a homewrecker and an adulterer because she knowingly participated in alienating of affections. That is what gets her off. Saying she does this doesn’t dismiss the other person’s hideous homewrecking and adulterous behavior, which I do think is far more serious because that is the person who took the vows. They can both be horrible and they both are.

  4. Lilian says:

    I understand her homewrecking her own marriage. If she did. She may have a penchant for married guys. But these dudes allowed her into their marriage. They homewrrcked their own marriage.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      thank you.

      men, and women, cannot be “stolen”. they CHOOSE to cheat on their spouses, they are not forced to do so.

      to be clear, actively pursuing a married person is gross, but the person IN the marriage is the homewrecker, not the third party.

      • Jayna says:

        Actually, I disagree. I think the husband and mistress are both homewreckers because both crossed boundaries, one cheating on his wife and the other knowingly cheating with a married man, and the affair wrecked a marriage.

        What I never agree with is the term that another woman “stole” a man. You cannot steal someone. An affair is completely voluntary and deceptive actions are taken to have an affair and hide it from the spouse..

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        @Jayna. Agreed.
        To be clear, I do not think the non-married partner is more responsible for the destruction of a marriage than the married partner but they are responsible as well. I think there has been a 180 in logic from blaming the non-married partner completely* to thinking they are totally exempt from any kind of responsibility. No, you had a responsibility to the human race to not be a douchebag, and you failed. The married partner had that responsibility and a greater responsibility to their spouse to honor the committment they voluntarily entered into and they failed.

        *And I think the blaming the non-married partner was part of a coping mechanism that a lot of cheated upon spouses used/needed in order to be able to take the cheater back, “It’s not his fault, he was seduced by that evil vixen.” Which I get, I do but they both had pretty low characters.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree.

      These guys are responsible for their own behavior and their own marriage issues.
      That said, Miranda, girl…get it together.

    • No Doubtful says:

      I agree, but if someone knowingly gets involved with a married person then they are a POS as well in my opinion.

  5. Erinn says:

    I thought Blake was cheating on her during the last bit of their marriage at least. He was waaaay close to some of the voice contestants. There was supposedly something going on with Cady Groves two years before the divorce.

    From what I understand he was paranoid about her cheating. It doesn’t mean for sure she was the only cheater though. I could see him carrying on with someone, or ‘almost’ having an affair and being paranoid that she’s doing the same. They were never around each other for very long because of their touring schedule and his show. I could 100% see the paranoia causing him to quickly file because that just seems how he is.

    I don’t believe for a minute his hands are clean when it comes to affairs. That being said – it wouldn’t completely surprise me if she also had some – but I really don’t think that if she cheated that she was the only one.

    • Kelly says:

      I agree! Remember, Blake has a penchant for cheating too-that’s how he left his first wife. I always thought it was mutual cheating that ruined their marriage. He gets his jump offs lined up early. That’s why he and Gwen came out so soon-they were already banging.

      Not that I’m saying Miranda is all innocent, Blake just lined up his next relationship early so he could come out looking better than her.

    • No Doubtful says:

      I agree, he is a rumored cheat as well. I think things started with Gwen WAAAY earlier than they admit to.

      • Kelly says:

        Not a rumored cheat. He and Miranda both confirmed their relationship started before he ended his first marriage.

        And there’s always been rumors, even before the Voice, of him and young female tour mates. He and Miranda were perfectly suited in that regard, either someone just got too blatant or he got bored and wanted something official with Gwen.

    • lucy2 says:

      I only watched the first 2 seasons of the voice, but the came back this year because of Kelly Clarkson (who is a delight), but in my limited viewing, I always got a weird vibe with Blake and some of the young women on his team. I may be way off base, but it’s interesting to see someone else mention it.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      I guess I have only read Miranda’s interviews….but I am not shocked if her marriage ended due to cheating. Every interview she gave, she talked a lot about basically how paranoid she was about Blake–checked his phone, said she had feelings for him while he was married, had to know all of his passwords, etc. I don’t think you can help how you feel but for a while there literally every interview she gave was of how she basically didn’t trust him.

    • noway says:

      Blake definitely cheated on his first wife multiple times, and I think Miranda might have been one of the women. The time frame works out a bit, as Miranda and Blake met in 2005 and he divorced in 2006 quickly. My favorite was his first wife’s reason for divorce, behavior unbecoming of a marriage. Well that just about says it all.

  6. Tiffany says:

    I’ll say it.

    Miranda, girl, you messy.

    • naomipaige says:

      Reminds me of her song “Mama’s Broken Heart”

      Go and fix your make up girl it’s, just a break up run an’
      Hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady ’cause I
      Raised you better, gotta keep it together even when you fall apart,
      But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

    • Millenial says:

      Yeah after this story came out, I have to agree. Really messy. I’m willing to forgive the home wrecking once for true love, but she already had her chance with Blake. And I like her, overall, but this pattern doesn’t sit well with me.

      I feel bad for his wife.

  7. Lucy says:

    Nah, he homewrecked his own damn marriage.

  8. Electric Tuba says:

    Lawd have mercy lol

    So she’s hooking up with a skinny Blake who was married to an accountant after breaking it off with Derp Anderson? Lol oh man how long till one of these folks writes a love song about numbers not adding up or making an unexpected withdraw from their love fund.
    Miranda’s tours sound like a dang wild party

    I’m having a hard time not continuing with accountant themed country break up songs.
    Help me

  9. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I had a friend like this in college, you could put her into a room with 100 smart, attractive men 99 single, one with a girlfriend, she would without fail only go home with the one taken guy. She got a kick out of taking someone else’s man, she seemed to think it proved she was more “better” that the girlfriend. Just a mess all around, I just could not keep up the friendship seeing the fallout from her behaviour. What was very surprising was the amount of people, women and men, that would defend her when a heartbroken girlfriend would confront her yet again.

    • Shotcaller says:

      Reminds me of scavengers who slink in and snatch bits of the kill after a stronger animal brought down the prey.

    • elimaeby says:

      I have a male friend who is, to be fair, quite handsome and charming. I love him dearly. But he has been in a serious relationship (now married) since I’ve known him. My group of friends is pretty guy-heavy, and most of them are single. Every time we all go out, some woman ends up talking to us and honing in on the one taken guy. The rest of my friends are also intelligent, good-looking, and hilarious. But Mr. gets all the attention. Some ladies just need the chase. Not condoning it, just saying I have seen it in the wild many a time.

      ETA: I’ve never seen him misbehave, go home with someone else, etc. That’s why I still love and respect him so much.

  10. Bungler says:

    His poor wife. What a kick in the heart.

  11. Mela says:

    They were not even married a year and a half! Her instagram has pics of him up still. She is really young and hot. Women- dont let your husband get bear Miranda

    Like why did he propose to Staci and marry her if he was gunna cheat with a year ish? I mean is Miranda that irresistible?

  12. Mela says:

    They were not even married a year and a half! Her instagram has pics of him up still. She is really young and hot.
    Like why did he propose to Staci and marry her if he was gunna cheat within a year ish? That is so quick why bother marrying- he had to have known his true feelings were Staci werent deep to begin with so why marry her? or is just a scum bag chronic cheater.

    I mean is Miranda that irresistible? I always thought Miranda look drunk and chubby and mean

  13. Svea says:

    Have always felt something is off with Miranda. To me her eyes are cold and hard. Whatever she has wanted in relationship hasn’t worked for her. She’ll probably be one of those who figure it out later in life.

  14. Allison says:

    Turnpike Troubadours is one of my favorite bands. Evan is an amazing songwriter and singer. I was disappointed when I first heard about this but not really surprised. Miranda has a history with married men and there have been rumors about Evans issues as well.

  15. Other Renee says:

    This is NOT “dating.” This is screwing. Behind the wife’s back. There are names for women like this.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Those names should be no different from the names that liberals would throw at a gay, straight, or bisexual man who behaved like that: Narcissistic. Immoral. Unfaithful. Callous. Toxic. A pig. There are equal, accurate ways to call out bad behavior that don’t get gender or sexual orientation involved.

  16. JA says:

    Isn’t it pretty well known she specifically goes after married because she likes the challenge & is gross? Yes he home wrecked his own house but to say she’s an innocent is laughable. She’s an all around awful woman who does whatever she wants because she’s pretty blonde and white

    • Jordan says:

      I was about to say the same thing. Women have been blamed to the heavens and back one thousand times for what men do. But it doesn’t fit here. She has no respect for other women and relationships, same as men in this situation. She’s only getting a pass/getting a victim rep due to her being a blond white woman. Any women who does that to another women is vile.

      • gypsygirl says:

        Exactly. Women like this are compulsive. Miranda reminds me of my Bf’s ex-wife. she was actively sleeping with 4 different married men (all of whom thought they were the only ones) when he caught her in a hotel room with another (which ended their marriage). she would go to people’s wedding as a guest and be seen making out in her car with the groom months later. she’s now actively seeing another married guy and she makes excuse after excuse and lies upon lies about it. and people buy it. it’s crazy to me. these are women who have huge egos and zero boundaries when it comes to other people. so, yes, these guys are idiots who are following the easy score and listening to the empty promises but women like this are next level destructive.

  17. No Doubtful says:

    I hate cheaters…. just stay single and have all the fun you want. Why drag a relationship into it or a family and destroy lives?

  18. Lorelei says:

    What exactly is her attraction? She’s pretty but not particularly beautiful and I only saw a couple of interviews but she doesn’t seem very charming or interesting either. What makes these guys leave their wives instead of just having an affair? I know there are ppl who are downright ugly but can charm the pants off of everyone, but she just doesn’t seem like that.

  19. Beatrix says:

    His wife is beautiful and I’m sure didn’t deserve that. Shame on the both of them.

  20. Happy21 says:

    Haha!! This makes me laugh. I was on an thread on a FB fan page for another Americana singer about three weeks ago and there was speculation about this pairing on the thread. There were lots of people in the fan group that actually KNOW the Americana singer whose page it is and the fellows in the Turnpike Troubadours. Someone said something about how Evan had filed for divorce and the comment was responded to by someone telling the poster to mind their own business, these people are their friends and this is no place to be starting rumours. I then piped up that rumour had it that Miranda didn’t care if a dude was married or something very light and jokey. I got shut down with that comment with the same starting rumours blah blah blah and an hour later was deleted from the group. (Once a celebitcher, forever a celebitcher, lol!) So this makes me laugh. I’ve been waiting for this story.

  21. Eileen says:

    Miranda was quoted at sometime about Blake “I knew he was married but I went after him anyway” or words to that effect I recall from years ago

  22. Frosty says:

    She’s so angry – gotta take another kid’s toy to feel good about herself.

  23. vesper says:

    Miranda is a total NARCISSIST! I could see right through this chick ages ago! I saw her on an episode of “Yes to the Dress” and she was suppose to be a bridemaid in a friend’s wedding, but made the whole thing about herself. She was so blatantly uncomfortable with sharing the limelight with the bride, that she poo-poo’d every dress the poor girl picked. She is a snob and self-centered. Country music is fooled by her fat little dimples, but she is truly a bitch!

  24. Rebecca says:

    I feel like Blake Shelton just admitted that Miranda Lambert cheated on him with Anderson East. He tweeted something about taking the high road for a long time and seeing Karma on the horizon. Is he implying that she cheated on him (Blake) and now she has cheated on Anderson East (the cheatee)? Is that the Karma he’s talking about?

    • Jayna says:

      No. It wasn’t with Anderson. But she did cheat. Some said it was another married man,her manager or producer, but she denied it. I think he’s talking about taking the high road, because small details leaked out probably from him, but basically he stayed silent on outright telling what happened. He has said he and Gwen went through exactly the same thing, which means cheating spouses. But many country music fans of them as a couple wanted to believe Miranda didn’t cheat and blasted him. I think he means the taking the high road and not divulging details to defend himself. At the country music awards just a few weeks ago, she got up there and performed Tin Man about heartbreak. She also thanked her fans for being there with her through her heartbreak. Blake was there. He was probably seething, because it infers she was the one that was hurt, not him. I don’t think she wanted the divorce from Blake. She just cheated while on the road or when she was making albums.

      My assumption is he felt the news of her cheating on Anderson and with a married man finally showed the truth of what happened in the ending of their marriage. The karma? I guess that she got caught publicly cheating with a married man on someone else. Who knows if she wanted to lose Anderson either. Maybe he dumped her when he caught her. Maybe that’s the karma.

  25. Jayna says:

    It’s sad. She tweeted something sweet to her husband January 18. He had left to go on tour opening for Miranda in January and she has a job wherever they live. The affair began in February it appears. Little did she know what was coming.

    Here is her tweet.

    stacifelker: January is too much work & not enough #EvanFelker

  26. Jayna says:

    Anybody remember the Lainey Gossip blind when Blake and Miranda suddenly announced they were splitting up> It was very detailed and interesting in light of these events.

  27. Sunspot says:

    Jayna, was that the gossip about how Blake found out Miranda’s affair with her married tour manager Ryan Westbrook and they got divorced quickly? Ryan Westbrook’s wife also divorced Ryan after that and he was never heard again? Miranda did manage to keep that down quietly.

  28. cd3 says:

    Can we stop calling Anderson East a “country” musician, please? He is not.

  29. Tiffany says:

    *backs into the bushes ala Homer Simpson*

  30. otaku fairy says:

    Some people have calmed down or lost interest in that drama that went down during the Bush administration, but people hardly turned a blind eye to Angelina. That story was hugely covered at the time and not only was she the only one being dragged for it then, but she’s the only one who still gets dragged for it now- 13 or 14 years later. Brad is the only one who skated.

  31. Anners says:

    😂😂😂 Tiffany! (Can I join you?)