Blake Shelton Breaks His Silence on Miranda Lambert Divorce: "By the Time Anybody Knew Anything, It Was Over"

"We're buddies," The Voice coach says of his ex-wife

By Zach Johnson Sep 23, 2015 5:58 PMTags
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Blake Shelton doesn't have anything to hide—anymore, that is.

"My life is all over the papers," the singer admitted during an in-studio radio appearance on The Bobby Bones Show Wednesday. Though he and Miranda Lambert had been plagued by breakup rumors since marrying in 2011, the country music superstars were able to get through the divorce proceedings fairly quickly. "In Oklahoma, it happens so fast," Shelton explained. "Like, Miranda and I didn't have any kids, and we had a prenuptial agreement, or whatever we had. So, it was like once we filed for was like a nine- or 10-day waiting period until it's over. Even if we knew of rumblings and rumors started coming out, they would just be that. By the time anybody knew anything, it was over. It was done."

The interview marked the first time Shelton had spoken in depth about his breakup with Lambert. Contrary to tabloid reports, Shelton insisted he is still on good terms with the "House That Built Me" singer. "Our whole thing was, we are going to be cool about this. It is what it is," he said of their amicable split. "We're buddies."

After their breakup in July, Shelton said he noticed the paparazzi were trailing him more often. Ever the practical joker, he decided to have a little fun at their expense. Recalling one particular incident, he said, "I saw that guy out there the day before. There was a couple of them. So, I was like, 'Screw those guys. I'm going out there. Let's give them something to talk about.' We were on the set of The Voice and they always have like props and things. They have all kinds of crazy stuff in there. So, I said, 'Put that bottle of vodka in that stroller and I'm gonna push it out to the car.' So, I came out pushing the stroller and then it was like, 'Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.'"

"The guy followed us and it was like, 'OK, what do we do with this stroller now?'" he continued. "The rest of the footage is us trying to figure out how to fold it up.'"

Shelton is active on Twitter, so he's seen rumors about his love life pop up on social media. "It's all me. I saw where you were saying that she and I were dating," the singer told Bones, referring to one of the show's other co-hosts, Nada. Though it was just a joke, he said, "I was excited. I was like, 'Yes! Please!'"

The musician also praised Lindsay Ell, whom he met in July. "I always like it when I play Canada because if we're on a festival with six acts, chances are I don't know who maybe any of 'em are," Shelton said. Once he heard Ell perform, "I was like, 'Let's go out and watch who that is.'" Shelton confessed that he was floored to see a "hot girl out there playing guitar—like shredding the guitar. I was like, 'Wow!'"

For more from Shelton, listen to The Bobby Bones Show interview now: