Miranda Lambert on VH1's 'Behind the Music': The star talks about her early romance with Blake Shelton -- EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW VIDEO

Just how did country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton get together? The newest episode of VH1’s Behind the Music: Miranda Lambert—which will air on the cable network tomorrow, July 13, at 10 p.m.—tells the full story, and EW has the exclusive preview clip of the hour.

Behind the Music delves into Lambert’s relationship with Shelton, specifically how their attraction began during a simple duet while he was still married to his ex-wife. “He’s hilarious,” Lambert recounts, in the exclusive clip, which you can find below. “We had instant chemistry, just like messing with each other, and he’s real easy to be around.”

Lambert’s mother talks about the pair’s relationship, too, but it’s Shelton chiming in that’s especially juicy. “I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody,” he remembers. “I was a married guy, you know? Standing up there and singing with somebody and going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening.’ Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.” Adds Lambert: “It was just like this draw to each other. It was just sort of this inevitable chemistry.”

Fellow country stars Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott also illuminate Lambert’s life via interviews for the show.

EW has the exclusive first look at the episode. Watch the full, exclusive preview video here:

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  • sheldon?

    Hello EW friends… please double check your title of this article. You have it right in the text!


    • chloe

      Yeah seriously! What is wrong with these people?!

  • Jen

    I like them, but ouch. I would hate to be the ex wife. They sound so flippant about her feelings. I am married and I would die if my husband fell in love with some young chick while on the job. Makes me wonder if he’ll do that to Miranda in a few years.

    • Jessi

      I’m sure Miranda isn’t worried about that since they are SOULMATES! It is obvious to any and everyone around them that thay are completely over the moon about each other. Being a fan for years, they always light up when talking about the other. Blake and Miranda are so cute, love them.

      • Jen

        Jessi, I’m sure his ex thought they were “soulmates” at one point, too. You sound a little naive.

      • Kayla

        I agree with Jessi. Jessi isn’t being naive. You can’t help who you fall in love with. I had no idea that Blake was married before her. I guess that makes it less of a fairytale but they are very much in love and you can tell just by the way they look at eachother.

    • Amy

      Jen, sounds like you are a little jaded. I think that Miranda and Blake are a perfect pair.

    • rachel

      i think they stand a better chance than his first marriage. he was married before he got so famous and the story goes the Ex made his life pretty rough because she didnt like the road trips ( loved the money im sure) she was supposed to have gotten pretty bad in the end. but i do know until his divorce was final miranda and he didnt even date. Hollywood or not your talking about two people who were raised and bled southern values. the ex is a real piece of work if it makes you feel better about what they said :)

    • Megan

      I agree with Amy, you definetly sound jaded and like you have a chip of your shoulder. Blake and Miranda love eachother and what isn’t mentioned is that Blake and his wife were separated before he even met Miranda.

  • Lea

    What is not mentioned is that he and his wife were separating at the time. The had problems well before Miranda came into the picture.

  • Red

    I know it’s a long-standing celebrity tradition, but I really don’t want to know about yet another couple whose magic “chemistry” started with cheating.

    • Gina

      They said they did not cheat! You can have feelings for someone, end your marriage and then have a relationship. Anyway, Love Miranda and Blake!

    • Aiden

      Except that this one didn’t. I do not condone (and am actually disgusted) with relationships that start with cheating. Most of the time they don’t last.
      As far as I can tell, Blake and Miranda actually went the right route. There was attraction, admittedly, but they didn’t act on it and fought it even. I appreciate that. And so I’d like to hear more of the story.

  • Heather

    I just love these two! I’ve been a fan for years and seen them in concerts and they act just like regular people. No egos, so very rare.

  • Vanessa

    Always promote the juicy EW. Miranda Lambert is such a talented woman and I’m thrilled that she is getting a “Behind the Music”. She really was a trailblazer in this new generation. When most women were out there is tight outfits dancing around and singing about how great life and love is from Nashville studio writers, Miranda came in writing her own songs about real life and playing her guitar in jeans and boots. I can’t wait to watch the whole thing. Love Miranda!!!!!

    • Amy

      I totally agree. Miranda is an awesome singer and songwriter w/ loads of talent. She has had such success for a young career, I hope that the show really focuses on that! Love Miranda and Blake.

    • Kayla

      Vanessa your love your comment. She has some much to offer compared to alot of singers. She is herself and sparks originatlity like no other. She is my favorite singer b/c she is in her own skin. Before she signed her first contract she told the company if she couldn’t do her music the way she wanted she’d go back to playing in bars everynight. That is what its about. Rock On Miranda.

  • Molly

    I’ve seen that performance many times before on youtube and just assumed they were already together at that point! Amazing chemistry. I love when Blake starts singing along with her.

  • pat

    yes,I think all country music viewers saw this as amazing chemistry between these two young singers.I was’nt a big fan of Blake’s at the time,but had noticed shorty after his marriage the ring had gone bye bye.We all know his wife (even after the divorce)helped with his Raindance charity for a couple years and as I’ve read relocated near his best friends. She has’nt been in the tabloids,altho, I noticed there was one recently after the Blake/Miranda Wedding that claimed to be a quote from her mother. One tabloid after 6 years is’nt bad.Yes, he may do Miranda the very same way, but hopefully if so she moves on and continually brings us the good music that I for one have loved since her Nashville Star days!As of now they seem to make a wonderful couple who loves one another and shares their love of music with their fan.I will be watching this tv special,wish it would be this evening rather than the next.Ready for the rest of the story!!

    • Jay

      This happened 6 years ago and I’m pretty sure I read that they had been having problems for a while before Ran. I love how it is always the guys fault. Obviously his marriage wasn’t so great-otherwise he wouldn’t have been leaving. I only know Blake and Miranda together. Id say he couldn’t have picked better. Lambert is definitely a keeper.

  • Brad

    Why do you have an image indicating that clicking on it plays a video when it doesn’t? Don’t let the person that decided that to work with your website.

  • Jeanne

    I love you both and hope we have your wonderful and beautiful music for years to come. Your private lives should be just that,PRIVATE

  • Angie

    OK, find your true “soulmate” while you are singing a duet…..but how about having a little respect for the institution of marriage (not to mention another human being)and wait until the divorce goes through before sharing each other’s tour buses as many witnesses have alleged?

    • amber

      I’m sorry. Did you witness it?

      No…that’s what i thought.
      Regardless, have you ever heard of legal separation?
      Divorce takes a long time, he didn’t do anything illegal in the eyes of the courts. And i’m sure he wasn’t worried about what he was doing, in the eyes of Angie.
      It was 6 years ago. Get over yourself.

    • Jamie

      Wrong. Miranda didn’t start dating blake til he was legally separated on the road to divorce. She has said this over and over. Love Miranda Lambert and he has had to deal w/ these little rumors most of her career. Glad that she holds her head high knowing the truth. Miranda is such a talent and I can’t wait to see the whole show. Too bad this was the clip they picked to show.

  • kimberly

    OK!! So if you are not a true Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Fan you have no clue on what you are talking about. Blake was going through a divorce from his wife when he met Miranda. Not only that but they never really start a relationship til a while after they had met. So unless you know the whole back story on both artists. keep your rude opinions to yourself!

  • Joan

    I guess you people are confusing Miranda Lambert with LeAnn Rimes. She didn’t steal and he didn’t cheat on anyone. Everyone in country music knows that she and Blake waited until he and his wife separated to start a relationship. There was no cheating. Everyone that’s married knows that attraction is something that happens, is up to you resist, do the right thing or cheat. They did the right thing and it worked and they’re together since then and more successful than ever – personally and professionally. Wish them the best.

  • Sara

    I love Miranda!! Many couples have met when one was married. Faith Hill was married before she got a divorce to be w/ Tim. Narvel got divorced to be w/ Reba. A married Johnny Cash was after June Carter for years. THey were friends and he eventually divorced and they got together. I really like Miranda and Blake. They really are just two of a kind and I’m happy that they have found one another!

  • Holly

    Anybody that accused Blake of cheating on his ex wife w/ Miranda needs to watch VH1 Behind The Music show on Miranda…Take the cotton out of your ears & put it in your mouth..watch the show.I wish nothing but the best for this beautiful couple!

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