Miranda Lambert’s original ex blasts ‘arrogant SOB’ Blake Shelton for his ‘karma’ tweet

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You know what? I’m actually enjoying this country-music homewrecker drama. I feel like the country-music world is just as shady and dirty as every other entertainment-connected industry, but because country music people say “y’all” and “Jesus” a lot, a lot of their shadiness gets whitewashed. Like, they’re thought of as somehow purer or more authentic than other entertainers. Nah – they’re just the same as everybody else. So, to recap: Miranda Lambert homewrecked another marriage. She began an affair with Evan Felker during their tour – within one month of their tour, his wife had filed for divorce and Miranda’s boyfriend Anderson East had dumped her. Before that, Miranda was married to Blake Shelton, who divorced her very suddenly when he apparently discovered that she was screwing around on him all over the place. Before that, Blake was married and he cheated on his wife with Miranda, who was also in a relationship. I mean… it’s a HUGE mess. So, Blake tweeted this shady sh-t when the Evan Felker story broke:

Some people were like “oh, where’s my popcorn, this sh-t is about to get GOOD.” Other people were like “hey why is Blake talking about karma when he did the same thing as Evan Felker? Didn’t Blake dump his wife as soon as Miranda’s sorceress V came around?” Those are the questions that Miranda’s ex-boyfriend asked. This is the boyfriend she cheated on WITH Blake.

Miranda Lambert’s love life is one tangled web. The “Tin Man” singer’s ex, Jeff Allen, replied to Blake Shelton’s tweet about “karma” and accused the former married couple of cheating at the start of their relationship.

“You know, i’ve always given you the benefit of the doubt and chalked it up to just being human, But you must be one arrogant SOB to pop off something like this, when I know damn good and well you were cheating on your wife and Miranda was cheating on me when you two started up,” Allen wrote in a now-deleted tweet to Blake Shelton on Thursday, April 26.

After deleting the tweet, Allen wrote, “I kept my mouth shut for 13 years. Sorry, his karma tweet rubbed me wrong. All of this is pointless.”

RadarOnline reports that Allen dated Lambert for three years before she met Shelton in 2005. His tweet was in response to the Voice judge’s message about karma, which a source confirmed to Us Weekly was referring to Lambert’s new relationship with Evan Felker.

While it’s unclear exactly when Lambert and the Turnpike Troubadours frontman started their relationship, a source revealed to Us that they “started spending a lot more time together” during Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies tour, on which Felker’s band is currently performing as the opening act. Both Lambert and Felker were allegedly in relationships when things “happened” between them. The Grammy winner, for her part, had been dating Anderson East for two years. (Us Weekly confirmed their split earlier this month). Felker, meanwhile, wed his estranged wife Staci in September 2016. (Staci filed for divorce in February — one month after her ex started touring with Lambert.)

As for Lambert’s relationship with Shelton, the two musicians met while performing together in 2005. The “I Lived It” singer was married to his first wife, Kaynette Williams, at the time.

“I was a married guy, you know, standing up there going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening.’ Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her right there onstage,” Shelton told VH1 in 2011 about Lambert. Shelton and Williams got a divorce in 2006. He was married to Lambert from 2011 to 2015.

[From Us Weekly]

Finally! We’ve finally found the Ground Zero of this wicked web of infidelity and homewrecking. Jeff Allen and Kaynette Williams are the only people with clean hands in this entire drama, right? Or is someone about to come along and inform me that Jeff Allen was actually married when he first hooked up with Miranda too? Hm.

My question: how long can the country-music establishment ignore this? By that I mean, at some point Miranda is going to “steal the wrong man” and suddenly her career will be over, right? Or am I getting that wrong? Does Nashville play by a different set of rules? Does Miranda still get to be the cute blonde who sings about heartbreak when her sorceress V is literally casting a spell on every married man she meets?

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  1. Neva_D says:

    From now on I am only going to answer to the name “Sorceress V” lol!

    I’m glad someone called Blake Shelton on his sh*t! I thought his karma comment seemed a bit self-righteous.

    • Jayna says:

      The minute he added karma in his comment, I knew it would come back to bite him. I thought it would be from Kaynette. I had no idea Miranda was in a relationship at the time and lying to him.

    • OriginalLala says:

      Sorceress V ! I love it!

    • lucy2 says:

      Yes! We all called him on it here, but it’s good to see it happen publicly to remind everyone he’s in no position to judge.

      • Kosmos says:

        I kind of see it as HIS “karma” because he once cheated on his then wife with Miranda, so then Miranda cheats on him. The cheater gets cheated on, ha!! As for Miranda, well, she’s a serial cheater…..

    • Raina says:

      Yeah that sorceress V part was classic. I’m always laughing reading these articles.
      Have to admit, and this might sound like music racism, but country is the genre most people get to get away with everything. Their songs are known to be genuine and from their reality. Getting down and dirty would get them a Grammy. More tears, more drama, more awards.
      That said, I don’t know if I like myself when I start to really enjoy these public wars. On one hand I cringe and want to tell them to throw away their phone and computer. On the other hand I applaud brutal honesty and authenticity when the guard comes down.
      We all have a friends like this woman who tends to go after what she thinks she can’t get and then becomes bored easily. If my one acquaintance didn’t date married or unavailable people, she Probably would still be a virgin.
      No one’s innocent here. How you get them may be how you lose them, as the saying goes. At the end of the day it’s what you can live with, your integrity level.
      But, I will never help that I really respect when someone just goes balls to the walls publicly and says what they really mean. Just don’t delete it. Usually the stuff people delete are the things that should be tattooed on all of our behinds.
      Nice job taking the higher ground, Blake. That was some decent passive aggressive moves there. I’d probably do something similar so go for it. And, lastly, I usually don’t think people fall in love when I see somebody else doing something amazing. Maybe they get infatuated or turned on or admire them. Getting those Goosebumps is not indicative of love, as I see it. To me, love is seeing someone at their worst and feeling for them anyway. Love is maintaining the higher ground indefinitely. Being human, however, interferes.
      In the wise words of Queen Tina Turner “Whats love got to do with it…”
      This ain’t love, but it’s a helluva country song.

  2. Jayna says:

    Big stars are fine in country music. She won’t be hurt. She’s too popular. Plenty of country music stars back in the day cheated. Reba got with her ex when he was married. Johnny Cash and June Carter.

    • Carrie1 says:

      Reba facilitating ending Dixie Chicks career was when I was done with country music.

    • Nicole says:

      Yep country music won’t care at all. The transgressions in that subsection are just as much as other genres…they just cover it better.

    • Millenial says:

      I’m not sure about Miranda’s career prospects. I think she’s really at a fork in the road after this latest album. Miranda’s career was arguably already on the outs when this whole mess happened, at least radio-wise, despite having a successful album . She won awards, but I would argue it’s because she’s practically the last woman standing in country music (Carrie has been largely looked over IMO). I’ve always dug Miranda’s music, and I’ll still happily listen to her after this debacle, but I think she’s going to have to put out a more radio-friendly album to maintain her current level of success. I would argue her current music is more actual-country than the pop-country on the radio, but that’s actually a problem in today’s country market. Bebe Rexha has had the #1 country song for the last 5 months.

      • Jayna says:

        There’s been articles about how country music radio plays mostly men, the country bro stuff, and how women are really overlooked on radio. It’s not just Miranda. I was shocked when I read the article discussing it. Reba even made digs when she hosted the music award show. I don’t think it was about her so much. She’s older. it was about the country music radio industry in general towards women.

      • Happy21 says:

        I think that while Miranda’s mainstream success may waver a bit, there are plenty of incredibly successful country or Americana queens who are having wonderful careers without mainstream, radio success (Margo Price, Brandi Carlisle, Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Amanda Shires to name a few).

      • Sharon Lea says:

        ITA that Miranda needs to put out a more radio friendly album going forward. This last one was 2-CD set and Vice was the only song I heard, never ever heard Tin Man here in Mpls. Faith forgot about radio when she was at the top and never recovered, and I love her voice.

    • Sherry says:

      I think she’ll be fine as long as she’s not homewrecking another popular female artist’s marriage/family. If she were seen as homewrecking someone like Carrie Underwood’s family or Faith Hill’s family, I think the audience would turn on her. As long as it’s a male country singer’s family she’s wrecking (and the wife is not famous), I don’t think country music fans will care.

  3. SM says:

    I wonder what do all those conservatives who think that country music represent their trqditional values feel about this? They want to be able to say to someone whom to love, yet the biggest cheaters seem to be the ones pretending to be the servants of Jesus. Probably same as about this one hot mess of Administration – that liberals are all perves, freed from all forms of commitment cheating right and left, failing to see that they support the biggest lier and cheater of them all.
    Also are we really sure we got to ground zero now? It’s just so funny to me.

    • CadiC says:

      It’s all OK as long as they aren’t LGBTQ, pro-choice, or supporting marriage equality.

      • Jennifer says:


      • Allie says:

        @Exactly. Country music is riddled with cheaters; Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jason Aldean. And everyone knew that Blake and Miranda were cheaters when they got together. Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. All of their careers survived the cheating.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Yeah, I think we’ve all learned in the past few years that conservatives don’t actually care about any of that stuff, they just use it as weapons against people they don’t like and ignore it in people they do. Hypocrites

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “I think we’ve all learned in the past few years that conservatives don’t actually care about any of that stuff, they just use it as weapons against people they don’t like and ignore it in people they do.”

        this can be applied to just about every GOP stance. deficits are bad, unless it’s the GOP who’s creating it. cheating is bad, unless it’s a republican who did it. name calling is bad, unless it’s your *president who does it.

  4. Clare says:

    It’s a little odd that Stafni, who was cheated on by her husband, went on to date this guy, who is also a cheater.

    Also, Blake STFU you and Miranda are cut from the same cloth. Both cheaters. He is absolutely pathetic to be commenting on this. Gross.

    • DP says:

      I was thinking the same thing. I can’t believe that wasn’t a deal breaker for her. Maybe he was able to rewrite history in his own mind and play the victim bc he was also cheated on, and they bonded over that?! But how does he not realize he did the same thing? I hope his ex calls home out!
      If I were Gwen, I would run!

    • No Doubtful says:

      I don’t think Gwen knew anything about his first wife since she’s not in the “country” world. And now she’s at a point where she wouldn’t care because she’s in love with him and needs him (in her mind). So…it’s Gavin 2.0.

    • Valentina says:

      That’s because it’s just for publicity

  5. DP says:

    Miranda has a problem and is wrong, wrong, wrong to cheat on her boyfriends and go after these married guys… BUT the married men are not being “stolen”. They are unfaithful jerks breaking their vows and can only blame themselves!
    Those poor wives! I hope they didn’t sign pre-nups!

    • Léna says:

      Pre nups are not familiar in my country, does this mean that even with new circumstances like cheating they can’t get more money or spousal/child support than what they signed in the pre-nup?

      • Veronica S. says:

        A prenuptial agreement just means that there’s an agreement in place regarding what happens with the marital assets should the couple divorce. It can vary dramatically in terms of the actual content of the agreement, but they can also have exception clauses attached that undermine the claim in certain circumstances. (Such as adultery.) This being said, there are plenty of situations in which prenuptial agreements are considered null and void, including false or deceptive assets declaration or “unconscionable” terms.

  6. LittleWing says:

    Ah, now this is breakup drama i can get behind. MOAR!

    • JENNIFER says:

      Yesss no kids involved, or reports of violence or addiction that I know of. Just pure adulterated drama lol

  7. OriginalLala says:

    I get that Miranda has a type and an MO when it comes to dudes, but clearly these guys are very willing to stray with her. I think she is simply attracted to guys who are looking for a way out of their marriages. Makes them all trash, no one looks good, but it’s pretty entertaining for us!

  8. Lala says:

    Blake’s comment was a PERFECT example of somebody getting up on their VERY high horse…

    And falling off and breaking a hip!

  9. Div says:

    Yeah, when that Blake tweet came out I laughed because it was the epitome of hypocrisy. Man cheated on his wife with Miranda and supposedly cheated on Miranda too (there were shady photos, etc.). If I remember correctly though, the gossip was that Blake held himself on a higher moral ground since he was having a series of brief flings vs. Miranda’s full fledged affairs (both are cheating tho obvs.).

    The media just conveniently forgot that Blake was just as much as a messy, cheating b*tch as Miranda since they love to focus exclusively on women. Miranda didn’t help herself though when she did that broken heart thing since it kind of came off like playing the victim when she was clearly not the victim (and neither was Blake).

    • DP says:

      Blake sounds like a typical celebrity narcissist. Blaming others but not seeing his own actions clearly. Kudos to Miranda’s ex for calling him out!
      At this point I need someone to draw me a diagram of cheaters to follow this story! What a mess!

  10. CoffeeWench says:

    It reminds me of Michelle Branch, who got with a much older, married man, as did her Wreckers bandmate, Jessica Harp, who also got with a man who was taken.

    She (Branch) got with Patrick Carney, her current fiancee/baby daddy when he was married as well.

    So yeah, about those double standards again in country music again….

    (Note: Branch isn’t really country, but was in that “new” country duet, mentioned above)

  11. kate says:

    Yet, those are the same people who are always talking about country music’s values, as opposed to rap and hip hop like they aren’t out there breaking their marital vows and wrecking marriages. The only difference is all those people are whither than Boston in January.

  12. DIRTNAP says:

    I can’t believe any part of me is “defending” LeAnn Rimes on this board, but why does Miranda get to do this repeatedly with a free pass from the industry and fans but LeAnn doesn’t? They are both guilty of having an affair with someone else’s husband, so shouldn’t both of their careers suffer in equal measure? Don’t get me wrong – I am in no way a fan of LeAnn’s (or Miranda’s), I’m genuinely trying to figure it out.

    • Erinn says:

      I think because Leann does a hell of a lot of stalking. If Miranda started doing that kind of thing – and canceling all of her concerts for ‘tooth aches’ and every other maladies she can come up with, she’d be getting crapped on to. But she seems to be pretty legit when it comes to her work ethic, and as long as she’s performing people can look past a good deal.

    • joanne says:

      people would have gotten over leann’s cheating but she tried to make herself the victim in the story. she gave numerous interviews about how hard it was for her and how she was suffering because of what happened. she was also stalking and harassing Brandi Glanville mercilessly. it’s mainly her actions after the affair that cause people to dislike her. her trying to cut Brandi out of her two sons lives and relentlessly posting photos of the Cibrian family to taunt Brandi. i could go on but it gets a bit tedious.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Miranda set herself up as the unapologetic “bad girl” of country music to a large extent. Leann was the sweet little girl who sang heartwarming ballads and apparently was supposed to stay that way forever. And Leann is just sort of a mess in other areas of her life, too.

    • JENNIFER says:

      Probably because her professionalism and work ethic are severely lacking. She cancels shows all the time. Plus she basically abandoned Nashville for Hollywood a long time ago (whether that was her own doing or if she was pushed out I’m not sure), also seems to support equal rights AKA a liberal. And her career was already on the downswing, having met Eddie Cibrian on the set of a hallmark movie and her last hit song in the rear view.

      • DIRTNAP says:

        All good points. LeAnn does do a lot of crazy on the side that Miranda doesn’t, (or at least Miranda hides that side of her better).

    • Jayna says:

      Nobody would have cared. She has made herself a joke with the incessant fighting with his wife and setting up a gazillion pap shots of herself in bikinis frolicking everywhere. She wanted to become some celebrity in California, focusing on being hotter than the ex-wife. It was bizarre. She acted like a high-schooler with all of her set-up pap shots. She was a low B-level country music star who really had zero ties to Nashville anymore by the way she was acting She did it to herself.

    • C-Shell says:

      For the only time in my life, I saw Leann in concert when she toured the album she put together after she married Eddie and was getting dragged on social media. (We had season tickets to the symphony, and they included a pops series. We also saw Blake Shelton, whom I had to Google on the way because neither my husband or I had ever heard of him.) Anyway. Leann’s entire performance was “poor pitiful me, the victim.” Even the chat between songs was whiny. We left thoroughly depressed.

      • Christin says:

        Your comment reminds me of concert reviews a few years ago, which often mentioned how she talked as much (or more) than she sang. Always trying to state her “truth”, even when some audience members likely had no idea what she was referencing.

    • Bridget says:

      LeAnn’s issues in the industry go way beyond the Eddie Cibrian mess. Not to mention, there’s a significant difference between the two women professionally. Miranda writes at least some of her own stuff and is a consistent, professional about touring. Simply put, Miranda has an actual career. However, similar to LeAnn she’s got a rep for issues behind the scenes and even with Miranda you can see an impact in her career.

    • Stacey says:

      And i think Leann was psycho but…at least her and Eddie have stayed together. Not like it made everything right that they did wrong but at least they seem to have lasted.

    • Christin says:

      If she talks about it nonstop, and writes songs clearly slamming the homewrecked party, then that will turn people away.

      Several other well-known country singers had sketchy starts to relationships, but did not fan the flames by playing victim. Reba, Vince, etc., come to mind. Not saying any deserve a pass, but they did handle it far differently than LR.

  13. Tulip Garden says:

    Amazing how different it feels when the shoe is on the other foot, eh, Blake?
    There was poor Miranda just on stage falling in love with Whoever Isnext, his stage name, powerless to fight the feeling…or do the right thing, apparently! I’m sure you can relate 😉

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Heh. Tulip Garden.

      But, but, its bad, because it happened to me! The lack of self awareness is fascinating and sad. Just goes to show how much people kissing your butt and yessing you and praising you for qualities you don’t possess (sexiest man alive) can make you completely lose your sense of reality.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Oh, regular people do it all the time too. Folks just seem to have such an inability or unwillingness to empathize with other people.

        It is all grand emotional lurve until that so-called lurve affair is between your spouse and someone else. I agree that the self justification skills it requires are unparalleled as is Blake’s stunning lack of awareness.

        I hope Shelton’s first wife is in a great place now, laughing:)!

      • Kelly says:

        Blake gave an interview in which he stated Miranda is what keeps his marriage together. He stayed in California because of The Voice, and was too tired to do anything else. She was the one who made time for him and flew to be with him as much as possible. He’s rather self-righteous.

  14. Caranne says:

    C’mon now, this is getting a bit much. There are a lot of assumptions being made and very little facts to back up all these accusations. This article makes it sound like she targeting helpless married men, they all seem way too happy to stray.

  15. adastraperaspera says:

    Yes, Nashville plays by a different set of rules. We were just talking about this a few days ago, when we had friends staying in town with us. This place is like Pleasantville or the town in The Truman Show. Everyone in the music industry seems to publicly play along with the radical conservative/fundamentalist party line, although we know many who are privately liberal democrats. The ones who don’t play along are banished like Chely Wright when she came out. One example is how zero celebs ever shown up in person or donate anything to support the hugely successful gay and lesbian choir concerts here, even when they’ve played at The Ryman (they were the first out gay group to ever perform there). They also never come out to support Pride Week, like celebs often do in other cities where I’ve lived.

  16. Tess says:

    Didn’t Jason Aldean just win a major award? I’m sure Miranda’s career will not suffer. If country is indeed the deplorable base that it seems, the only thing that can hurt her career is if she pulls a Dixie Chick and comes out of the closet with liberal leanings.

  17. Lucy says:

    Kinda sounds like Blake and Miranda are made for each other, right? I’m sure their careers will be fine, though. We should include Anderson East in the list of People Who Did Nothing Wrong (I think).

  18. Chaine says:

    True karma will only occur when Gwen cheats on Blake with Jeff Allen…

  19. TheOriginalMia says:

    He shouldn’t have deleted the tweet. Blake thinks he’s Teflon with the Voice & Gwen. He’s absolutely no better than Miranda. Gwen should run, but that’s for another thread.

  20. bluhare says:

    Meh. Cheating has been around since the dawn of time and it’s not going to stop any time soon. Unless she makes them have sex with her at gunpoint I assume everyone goes in with their eyes open.

  21. Nicegirl says:

    I think Blake is just gross. And I like overgrown messy looking men, but his smug face drives me loco.

  22. Kelly says:

    I thought men couldn’t be “stolen”, and that it’s the husband who “wrecks” his home when he cheats.

  23. No Doubtful says:

    I’ve always loved the phrase, “how you get em is how you lose em” and it applies perfectly in this situation. I applaud for this guy for calling Blake out on his B.S and I wish he hadn’t deleted his tweet. Of course Blake’s fans are dragging him on Twitter. They can’t accept that Blake is wrong in this situation. I wonder if Blake’s ex-wife will speak up next? Gwen…please dump this guy. You just got rid of a cheating lying arrogant loser and now you’re right back to where you started!!

  24. RspbryChelly says:

    has anyone ever listened to country music? its all about cheating and heartbreak

    • Happy21 says:

      They write about what they know!

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Country music hit songs are mostly being in love, commitment, long-time love etc. Give a listen to Lanco’s “Greatest Love Story” or “Shotgun Rider” by Tim McGraw.

  25. Emily says:

    Miranda Lambert is the new Leanne Rimed minus stepkids.

  26. KiddV says:

    In the country world it’s OK for a man to cheat, it’s not OK for a man to be cheated on.