Country star Miranda Lambert has the sort of love life often reserved for celebrities. There was the time that she allegedly ended Blake Shelton’s marriage so they could date, marry, then divorce. And then there was the time that she secretly married a cop ... if that’s not about three albums worth of material then nothing is.
But what are the ins and outs of Lambert’s love life? Who else has she dated? Who is Evan Felker? Why did Shelton and Lambert divorce? Who is Anderson East? Has Lambert ever cheated? And how did she start dating a cop?
Dive into the gallery for some answers.
1. The Love Of Lambert’s Life — Well, One Of Them.
In 2002, Lambert started dating country star Jeff Allen McManus, and things went well enough that they got engaged preparing for their happily ever after.
2. Doing Dirty.
She met Blake Shelton in 2005, and all bets — and rings — were off. McManus told Radar, “I’m sure Miranda did Blake dirty just like she did me, but he wasn’t thinking about me when he was cheating with her, so I don’t know why he thinks its karma.”
What to do when you meet someone you have major sparks with but you’re engaged to someone else? Lambert decided to keep it to herself. Shelton, who was married to Kaynette Williams, did the same. Shelton divorced Williams in 2006 and Lambert dumped McManus, so they decided to go public with their relationship.
In 2010, Shelton asked Lambert’s father for permission then proposed to Lambert who said, “I do.” One year later, they wed in Boerne, Texas.
5. D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Ain’t An Option.
By 2013, rumors were growing that Lambert and Shelton were having issues. But Lambert was adamant that divorce was not an option.
6. D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Becomes An Option.
In 2015, the country stars got divorced. Lambert wrote at the time, “The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing, of learning to be honest.” It took Lambert less than 54 days to start dating again.
7. Anderson East.
It was all change for Lambert who went from a relationship with a country singer to one with Anderson East (née Michael Cameron Anderson) an Americana/R&B singer. But as it turns out, East was married at the time and Staci Nelson filed for divorce. The relationship was great for two entire years before coming to an end.
8. Evan Felker.
Evan Felker, the lead singer for neo-folk band Turnpike Troubadours, was apparently next on Lambert’s list. The band was supporting Lambert on a six-month tour and things allegedly began to heat up while she was still involved with Anderson. Things with East were fast going south.
9. Movin’ On.
A marriage and a relationship may have ended, but Lambert and Felker had four months together before splitting up. Blake Shelton appeared to call out Lambert for dating a married man (again) tweeting, “Been taking the high road for a long time... I almost gave up. But I can finally see something on the horizon up there!! Wait!! Could it be?! Yep!! It’s karma!!”
10. Twitter Bicker.
Shelton’s tweet caused a now-deleted tweet from Lambert’s ex Jeff Allen McManus. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing and wrote, “You know, I’ve always given you the benefit of the doubt and chalked it up to just being human, But you must be one arrogant SOB to pop off something like this, when I know damn good and well you were cheating on your wife and Miranda was cheating on me when you two started up.” After deleting the tweet McManus added, “I kept my mouth shut for 13 years. Sorry, his karma tweet rubbed me wrong. All of this is pointless.”
11. Married Again.
The relationship with Felker ended in August 2018 but Lambert announced just six months later that she’d already married again ... to a cop.
12. Food Fight.
Ironically, a few weeks earlier Lambert was involved in a steakhouse brawl. In an alleged call to 911, an employee told police, “Something happened in the restaurant between these two gentlemen and another gentleman walked up to Lambert’s table and started cussing him out. This is the third time they’ve gotten into it, and now Miranda’s trying to hit people and she’s flipping plates over on ‘em.”