Miranda Lambert & husband refused to clap for Blake Shelton’s CMA performance

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Blake Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert in 2015. He took her by surprise and did some kind of hokey (but legal) quickie divorce thing, where it was over in about two weeks. He basically ordered her to pick up her sh-t from the Oklahoma ranch they shared (which was his) and that was it. He moved on with Gwen Stefani and Miranda had a string of lovers until she married Brendan McLoughlin earlier this year. Miranda and Blake still see each other at country-music functions and awards shows, and clearly, they have not yet buried any hatchet. I don’t even think they’ve spoken to each other since 2015. And Miranda went out of her way to avoid CLAPPING for Blake at last night’s CMA Awards:

Miranda Lambert and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, didn’t feel the need to stretch their legs after her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, sang his hit “God’s Country” at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards.

“Everyone stood up to clap for Blake at the end of his performance except Miranda Lambert and her husband,” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly exclusively. “At the commercial break, they both left their seats.”

Shelton, 43, attended the 53rd annual ceremony at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, on Wednesday, November 13. The eyewitness tells Us that the couple, who started dating in 2015, “were nodding their heads” during Lambert’s “It All Comes Out in the Wash” performance earlier in the night.

Shelton was nominated for three awards on Wednesday, and took home one: Single of the Year for “God’s Country.” Lambert, meanwhile, was up for Female Vocalist of the Year, but lost to Kacey Musgraves.

[From Us Weekly]

Blake Shelton and Gwen bopped along to Miranda’s performance but… Miranda made a thunderface during Blake’s performance and she sat on her hands? This would be such a big deal if the CMA Awards were conducted in a f–king middle school. I mean, congrats to Blake and Miranda for managing to be at the same event without tossing salads at one another. If all we’ve got to go on is “a refusal to clap” and my assumption of a thunderface, then they’re keeping it reasonably professional.

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  1. Lara K says:

    “I’m so surprised Miranda could be so petty”, said nobody ever.

    Blake may have instigated the divorce, but he’s also let it go I think. Miranda still seems to hold a torch / grudge.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

      Didn’t he say something cryptically nasty about karma after that whole debacle with the singer leaving his wife for Miranda? Maybe the bad blood is more recent than 2015 because HE opened the door again.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        That comment was a long time ago and not long after their divorce so I dont think that’s a fair assessment at all.

      • Jadedone says:

        Didnt Blake cheat on his first wife with Miranda??

      • Kebbie says:

        Yeah, they had an affair. I think they both cheated on each other during the marriage too.

      • Jadedone says:

        So why is that Miranda is always cast as the cheater if they were both cheating?

      • schmootc says:

        She probably gets cast as a cheater more because she’s done it constantly and repeatedly. It’s her MO. I don’t think anyone’s saying he’s not or that it’s a patriarchical judgment or anything, just that it’s kind of her way of life.

      • Veronica S. says:

        There’s probably an element of patriarchy to it, but with Miranda, I think it’s because of how messy and public her affairs have been the last couple of years, as opposed to Blake’s well cultivated appearances with Gwen. There was the divorce from Blake. Then there was the affair with the lead singer of her front band that went internet famous over his ex-wife dragging her for it (including some possible phone harassment??). Then there’s THIS dude with the baby mama drama and questionable timelines, followed by the rush marriage and salad throwing restaurant fight. For somebody that famous and wealthy, you’d think she’d have learned the value of discretion in the public eye.

      • Because I’ve followed them forever — they weren’t together until well after Blake’s divorce. The “cheating “ rumors (at least about these two” came from an interview she did after they performed a duet if You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma for some tribute show. She went on and on about how they had an instant connection etc and it morphed into memory as they got together then.

        Now I wasn’t there to see the sweaty sheets so I don’t know , but there were never receipts.

        He straight up busted her and booted her shit from their home. Plus her track record.

        To my knowledge him being a pig is speculative. ( no, I don’t think he’s hot )

  2. Originaltessa says:

    Miranda and her husband are straight trash. Is anyone surprised?

  3. Millenial says:

    I’m not a Miranda defender, but I don’t know what people expect here. Maybe golf claps would be polite, but that’s not Miranda’s brand. For what it’s worth, “God’s Country” is a garbage song, so I can’t say I blame her.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      ““God’s Country” is a garbage song”

      THIS! I was amazed at how terrible that performance was. The song was so stupid, and the musicality so mediocre. Nashville is filled with so much talent, I just didn’t understand how THAT got to be the star at the front of the stage.

      The women’s performances were all so much better.

  4. Christin says:

    Just be thankful it wasn’t a dinner. Salads and utensils might be flying.

    Keepin’ it classy since…never???

    Actually, I think both these “country” singers are overrated. George and Tammy they are not.

    • Kebbie says:

      Miranda used to have good music. Her new song sucks. Kacey has taken her place.

      • Christin says:

        To be fair, they have each had better songs. Her new song is definitely awful. I ran across the video when flipping channels, and the video only made me dislike the song even more.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      I liked Miranda’s early stuff, and think she’s a genuine talent, but I’ve always thought Blake was overrated. He comes off as a funny, genuine guy; however, his music is pretty bland and formulaic.

  5. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “Miranda had a string of lovers until she married Brendan McLoughlin earlier this year”

    Do you really think she has stopped boot scootin’ on over to other cowboys?

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    She is so low-class and petty

  7. Kebbie says:

    Maybe she’s not religious. It’s a garbage song, I don’t blame her. The chorus is a rip off of Brooks and Dunn too.

  8. Nev says:

    ewwwwwwwwwwww bad form.

  9. Tourmaline says:

    Petty and I love it, can’t stand Miranda, Blake, OR Gwen

  10. KBeth says:

    Eh, everyone involved is kinda low class so what does anyone expect? I agree Blakes song is terrible.

  11. Lisa says:

    Not surprised.

  12. lucy2 says:

    I don’t really like any of them, but if I knew the camera was going to go to me during an ex’s song, I’d either clap politely and be the bigger person, or made sure I was out of the room for a while.
    But did anyone expect something different from Miranda?

  13. Mandy says:

    I just still can’t get over the fact that Gwen Stefani went from Gavin Rossdale to Blake Shelton. I know Gavin was a jerk, but still……what an unbelievable downgrade.

    • Jodi says:

      i’m not sure that’s downgrade. Gavin cheated on her with both men and women (and their nanny), had a secret love child etc… i don’t think Gwen finding a loyal and loving partner she doesn’t have to worry about is a downgrade.

      • CuteLittleHappyThing says:

        I’d take a philanderer over someone who intentionally runs over animals. Blake is trash.

      • Meg says:

        I agree Jodi. Gavin’s looks and accent would become very unattractive very quickly given how often he lied to gwen. He and Miranda were both so promiscuous, so they have that in common

    • Veronica S. says:

      Honestly, if I have to give Blake any credit, Gwen looks way happier with him than she ever did with Gavin. He has no problem sharing a spotlight with her. He’ll act cute and hold hands with her in public, go along with her Instagram videos. He has his trash personality traits, I’m sure, but I honestly can’t fault him on he’s treated her thus far. I’d take the “downgrade.”

    • No Doubt says:

      She’s the worst at choosing men. She knew for years that Gavin was cheating and lying (it’s all in her lyrics). Blake is no prize either. He’s too stuck on her looks, plus he cheated on both of his wives too. Mark my word, she will be going though the same heartache all over again when Blake moves on to the next blonde.

  14. Leriel says:

    I don’t know, I’d do the same if I were her, call me mean girl,but I don’t understand people staying friendly with exes. Not clapping is mean, sure, but she didn’t started any scandal around, I’d take it as ignoring him.

  15. a says:

    This isn’t every true. Multiple eye witnesses reported that both Blake and Miranda politely clapped for each other but didn’t give each other a standing ovation.

  16. a says:

    From People- What’s more, Lambert and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin — seated one section over on the front row — later returned the gesture in kind. Their two heads bobbed along, too, when Shelton took the stage for “God’s Country,” and the two also didn’t sit on their hands. Honestly, does it get any more “bygones” than this?

  17. Starkille says:

    I have not idea who any of these people are. None are famous in Europe.

  18. No Doubt says:

    I think this is a bit nit-picky. No matter what reaction she’d have, she’d still get crap for it. Same with Blake/Gwen. The media and fans so desperately want drama. I think both couples are over the past, but don’t care to pretend to be on good terms.

    P.S. WTF is Gwen wearing?

  19. PoochieSpice says:

    This smells like a Miranda PR plant. Her new music and booty shorts wearing image flopped hard. She wasn’t included in any of the collaborations. Her song is falling off the charts so quick let’s create some drama for attention just like at the ACMs. She’s past her prime.

  20. Zwella Ingrid says:

    Refusal to clap is not keeping it professional. It’s middle school. You need to grow up Miranda.

  21. Ksweet says:

    Miranda’s husband is giving me a JLo’s creepy ex-boyfriend vibe. Sorry, can’t remember his name.

  22. JULIE ju i says:

    A couple of things. She is always after someone’s husband so she’s a piece of shit. We have friends that have attended SeVERAL tapings of the Voice. He is always a dick. One of them knows that he has cheated on the women he is with consistently. So to me, they deserve each other.