Miranda Lambert Shares Her Frustration With Divorcing in the Spotlight

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton revealed in 2015 they were ending their marriage after four years as husband and wife.

By Samantha Schnurr 12 Nov, 2019 5:39 PMTags
Miranda Lambert, Health, December 2019PHOTOGRAPHED BY MEI TAO

There are some things Miranda Lambert will never get used to.

As she shared in a new interview with Health, the disadvantages of public life are among them. They came to mind when Lambert reflected on her 2015 divorce from Blake Shelton and the media attention it drew, simultaneously casting a shadow over her music. 

"When everyone's worried about your personal life, it makes you feel like, 'Well, if you could just spend some of that time talking about my actual art, that would be great!'" she told the magazine. "But I guess I asked for it, getting into this business. I'm never gonna get used to the public eye in that way."

Four years later, Lambert is very much still in the business, having just released her seventh studio album, Wildcard. And, while Shelton has since moved on to a longtime relationship with Gwen Stefani, the "Tin Man" singer found wedded bliss with Brendan McLoughlin earlier this year when they tied the knot in January and then kept the news a secret until the next month. Their whirlwind marriage surprised fans, considering she had not mentioned their romance publicly before the news of their nuptials. 

Despite the quickness of their courtship, Lambert seemingly knew he was right for her. 

"I feel like I've been through enough in my life to know what I don't want," she told Health. "So when I know what I do want, I snatch it right up." 

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After Shelton, the songstress dated musician Anderson East for more than two years before a shorter romance with The Turnpike TroubadoursEvan Felker. Five months later, she was a married woman again. 

So, was it love at first sight with McLoughlin?

"I guess so," she told Health. "If that's a thing. I have eight dogs. Had love at first sight with them, too. Must be way easier than I thought."

The December issue of Health will be on sale Nov. 15.