Miranda Lambert on Blake Shelton: 'I knew he was married'


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When Nashville sweethearts Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton got married in May, it seemed like a romance written in a country song–one where, Lambert recently admitted, the guy was already married when they met.

In a new interview with Hoda Kotb, which aired Monday night on Dateline, Lambert said she immediately felt “this draw” to Shelton when they were first introduced at CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005, so she tried to ignore the one thing keeping them apart.

“I knew he was married,” said the 27-year-old singer during the interview. “I had seen their wedding picture in Country Weekly. I knew better, like, this is off limits. My parents are private investigators for God’s sake. I’ve seen this my whole life – affairs. Of all people to know better, I know better than this.”

Shelton divorced his first wife, Kaynette Williams, a year after he met Lambert. “I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody,” Shelton remembered of meeting Lambert in a recent Behind the Music episode. “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.”

Added Lambert in that same special: “It was just like this draw to each other. It was just sort of this inevitable chemistry.”

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  • Lorraine O’Connor

    I’m glad Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton ended up together and are now happily married. Marriage, in my experience, takes work. A lot of work.
    I think my husband taught me a lot about inner beauty and confidence in myself. I’m slim but voluptuous. I’ve got curves and a large bust but it seemed that men were more interested in my chest than my personality. My exes seemed obsessed with my cleavage. They were always going on about my breasts, and in bed they practically worshipped them, while I wished they concentrated their attention elsewhere.
    My husband’s in love with the person inside of me, and the outside of me is just a bonus. I feel better—so much better now than I ever did in my twenties. I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier.

    • Jen

      What the heck was that rant about???? LOL.

      • Mi Nombre


      • julia

        ignore it she does the same thing on a lot of boards

      • allie

        omg, mi nombre, I am laughing so hard I can barely type!

      • Meeeee

        Mi Nombre FTW!!!

      • Gag.

        “My husband’s in love with the person inside of me, and the outside of me is just a bonus.” I’m sure he’s actually in love with your grand sense of humility.

      • Lorraine’s Ex

        honey, let’s be honest with the good people here. When I was done worshipping your top half I moved straight to the other half to get as close as I could to your inner beauty.

    • Louise

      I can’t stop laughing at this bizarre comment.

      • Lolita

        Me either

      • alicia

        me either!!

      • Captain

        She posts it everywhere. I’ve seen it on atleast 4 boards in the past week. I’m beginning to think it’s a computer or something.

    • Deb

      That was an odd rant. So your husband loves you, isn’t he supposed to, so your curvy and he still loves you, isn’t he supposed to? Hope you feel better now, because there are alot of people looking at their monitor wondering who you are trying to convince, us, who don’t care or yourself.

    • Gigi

      The rest of us could really care less about your big boops. Just remember, one day they be down to your knees.

      • Annia

        LOL. You hit the nail right on the head. LOL.

    • Dinana

      she’s left that message on one of these boards before…not sure what her angle is…looking for business?

    • Terry

      You guys all know that it’s a spam bot that’s adding the 2nd part to her comment, right? The original poster didn’t intentionally put it on there. It usually happens to the first person who posts on any of the threads.

      • Captain

        Then why is the name always the same?

      • Jerry

        The name is always the same, and she isn’t advertising a website or anything. It’s just the same story. So weird.

    • Karen

      I feel like I’ve heard this weird story before…

      • bootsycolumbia

        You did. She’s posted it before.

    • Senor Stinkpants

      I bet your vaj smells like a dead trout.

    • Sarah

      Courtney Stodden, is that you?

      • Lori R


    • kgb


      Hilarious !!! …and true.

    • Bart

      WOW according to you, you are just too attractive for your own good and those biggies of yours are the bomb? Only problem is to see the nips you have to look at your waist?

    • familyjoool

      I hope this rant helped you feel better about yourself.

    • WTF?

      Thank God for the entertainment value of the mentally ill.

    • dimbulb

      People get hired to troll these boards and try to place ads as close to the top as possible. Some will grab part of a comment from someone else and use it as their first sentence, then post their hired-gun spiel.
      Meet the new spam, kind of the same as the old spam.
      Spend your money on a breast reduction, Lorraine, honey. Your back will thank you.

    • Michael Anthony

      Well, I am glad to hear stories like this: that a man loves a woman for the beauty inside her. Obviously there is chemistry on the outside as well, but it should not cause men to be so shallow.
      God gave us women to be a “helper”, and as men we are to protect, provide and profess our love for our woman!!

  • vimni

    sounds like a great country song.

    • Gag.

      Lorraine O’Connor should be on Star Trek with Lady Gaga, and blah blah blah, and oh—by the way, America loves crap.

      • jessica

        LOL is that you in disguise?

  • Not Really News

    So… they both knew Blake was married when they met… and they didn’t act on any of “that draw” towards each other. Really earth-shattering stuff here.

    • Diana

      where does it say they didn’t act on it? REALLY? You really think they didn’t. Just cause they didn’t say so in article doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

      • RG

        Actually Blake and his wife were having problems before Miranda came along. And no they did not act on their feelings until a year after his divorce. CMT did a special on Miranda and this was one of the topics discussed. His marriage was already falling apart when they met but them meeting opened his eyes to the fact that his marriage was done. Anyone who is a fan of Miranda or Blake knows they didn’t start dating until a year after his divorce.

  • Mick

    She’s about to balloon on you Blake, better hurry up and enjoy before she does.

  • j

    So, she’s a terrible person.

    • Meeeee

      Why is SHE the terrible person? At least Miranda Lambert never really played up the “wholesome” card that is so oversold in country-western music now-a-days. The way I see it, Shelton is the one who ignored his vows. Lambert simply seems to be the person she’s always portrayed herself as.

      • Lynn

        Shelton may have ignored his vows, but she could have been respectful enough to leave a married man alone. I’m sure if she never came along that him and his previous wife may still be married. It seems like she is slowly letting the cat out of the bag.

      • KatieBell

        @Lynn – What a ridiculous comment. If the shameful slut hadn’t lured him in with her womanly wiles, he would still be married to his wife? The fact that he strayed is reason enough to believe that his marriage would have ended sooner or later.

      • Packy

        IMHO You can’t break up a marriage from the outside. This is just like Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. His ex wife will be the first one to say the marriage wasn’t working.

      • okay

        @Lynn- They might still be married, but he’d probably still be cheating with someone else. There’s a millon women willing to sleep with a cheating man. It was up to him as a married man to stay faithful to his wife. I hope Miranda will be as understanding if he has that draw to someone else.

      • okay

        I don’t know all the facts, and I don’t meant to judge them, but if he’s the cheating kind no woman is going to change him.

      • okay


      • Hannah

        Look here blake lived by his vows miranda is the homewrecker so who ever is calling blake a cheater u need a mind b/c blake is the nicest man alive.

    • Carlo

      18.07.2011:Strength: Conventional deadlift 90kg x 1 each 30s for 12min-not so eoipxslve as it could have been as I felt slight pain in left upper back so I might have held back a little.Crossfit: as Rx’d 15:59; first row 3:16, second 3:29.-The pushups just didn’t go otherwise unbroken. The second row was also brutal, I had the feeling that I have during the last 5k rowing race when I have started too fast Really tough training but fun (at least when you think about it afterwards).

  • Shawn B

    It is George and Tammy part 2

    • Christian

      Which was Johnny and June part 2

      • ST

        And is also Trisha and Garth; Vince and Amy Grant

  • Leo

    Roley Poley…. Daddy’s Little Fatty… goin to be a woman some day……

  • Duke Koufax

    What bull sh**! ‘Inevitable chemistry’ doesn’t just happen to you… you follow it, pursue it, and make it happen. It’s just like LOVE, it is a verb, meaning it’s an action… you don’t fall out of it, you stop working at it! I know, I know, we all make love mistakes… got it… we’re all human, but for Miranda Lambert to say it was inevitable??? What a bi***.

    • musicjunky1

      So true

  • willienillson

    Yeah…when Miranda’s b-donk-a-donk expands to “3 axe handles wide”….Blake’s ex is gonna start looking preetttyyy goooooddd to him

    • Josie

      Really? That was pathetic. Even if she did gain weight does that make her a terrible person? Its people like you that help contribute to the young/grown women who have eating disorders. Does that mean if she “expands” she will lose her talent as well you idot!

      • willienillson

        I think you’re missing the point here…It has nothing to do with talent….It has to do with Blake Shelton gettin his hornter on…You moron.

      • Laras

        GREAT pics! You do indeed look ftanastic! I have to say, my fave pic of the one on their website is the one where Neil is getting a big wet kiss from your furry friend. Those folks are amazing photographers I love all their work!

    • okay

      She’s a very pretty girl. She’s not fat, she’s stocky and apple shaped. Even if she starved herself she wouldn’t be rail thin. Anyway, Blake doesn’t seem to care, so why do you?

    • Hannah

      u got that right miranda isn’t pretty to begin with i think she is right down ugly.

  • Jen

    They can spin it however they want to, but what they did was $hitty. He’ll do it to her one day, though. Mark my words. A man who does that once doesn’t have the ability to deny temptation the next time it happens either. And then Miranda will want everyone to feel bad for her, and she’ll write some song about her hurt feelings and shattered trust. Can’t wait for that day because I’m sure it will make a great album!

    • Krystina

      It may make a great album Jen, but trust me, I wont buy it,, just like I wont apend my money on a Blake or Miranda CD now. Homewrecker

    • kate

      So true. I stopped buying Blake and Miranda albums once they got together. Once a cheater always a cheater

    • DebbieS

      Right on, Jen!! What people don’t seem to understand is that it’s a personality defect with some men (and women) that they cheat. It’s got nothing to do with another person. Once a cheater, always a cheater.

      • Ankit

        since your regular piteurcs are this great I can\’t wait to see the wedding pix. I suppose it\’ll be like that tuxedo commercial everyone\’s staring at the bride, and the bride\’s the only one staring at the groom.

    • Hannah Shelton

      I agree with u when blake does again i’ll be there to take him i don’t give a damn about miranda she can go in a hole somewhere and never come out. I will steal Blake from her you can count on that.

  • LaRue

    holy crap! could u all be any more immature! get a life!
    Its great, so what! You are attracted to your attracted to.. no written law. Miranda is beautiful, even with a few extra pounds.. for goodness sake, shes real!

    • TJ

      “No Written Law”? – Don’t you take Marriage seriously?

  • JK


    • Krystina

      Thats right JK,,,, thats all she is

  • Krystina

    I lost all respect for Blake when he did kaynette dirty. I met him, and Kaynette MANY times, she was there with him from the ground up. Kaynette WIlliamns-Sheldon sold his t shirts and cds at all the little country clubs he played at and supported his husband, night after night. Then she got shafted. Sorry. Miranda.. good for you, you got yourself a stand up guy. What comes around, goes around.

    • alicia

      that’s not a nice thing to say. How do you know what went on in their marriage.

      • Gigi

        Um, it’s still wrong to cheat on your spouse. If you are unhappy, get a divorce first then start the bed hopping.

    • larri

      Actually their marriage was suffering b/c Kate didn’t like the road so much. Also Miranda/Blake didn’t cheat get the facts straight.

      • noyb

        thats right!!!

    • Musica1

      I felt the same way about Vince Gill. I was a huge fan. But when he cheated on his wife with Amy Grant, I couldn’t stand him anymore.

      • Rob

        I just LOVE how all these country artists go on & on about God and family. However, behind the scenes they are breaking commandments left & right.

      • c

        And don’t forget-Amy Grant gor her start as a Christian singer. Not so Christian that she couldn’t committ adultery though!

    • ALM

      If you met them so many times, why you can’t spell their last name correctly?

      • Riska

        rickiZEbabe on August 30, 2011 i like how i am quiet pivsotise about myself. i don’t go around saying ‘ i’m fat’ ‘ i’m ugly’ yes i’m not the prettiest girl and i know what i would like to change about myself, but i still think i am quiet pretty xx

  • alicia

    Thanks for sharing Lorraine

  • Mystic


    • Annia

      If he cheats on her, I’m afraid she will set his uni-horn on fire then shoot it with the bullet from the gun she says she carries in her purse, then stomp it to the ground with her cowgirl boots, before smash it with her accoustic guitar…just like all her songs.

    • Cee

      He’d be plain stupid to cheat on her. She’s crazy.

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