Isn’t it funny that we can feel a profound sadness when people we don’t know announce they’re divorcing? In our world of 24/7 multi-media we get to know the celebrities we admire, the ones we pay big dollars to see their concerts and buy their records.
I became a fan of Blake Shelton when he was a judge on “The Voice”. His weekly banter with hunk Adam Levine and their tender teasing of each other, showed us Blake’s personality and his sense of humour. He made me want to know more about him, I became interested in his life in the southern United States with his wife Miranda Lambert.
Just like every celebrity “It” couple, the tabloids waxed and waned about every aspect of their lives. Was Miranda too fat? Did she resent Blake’s career success? Who made more money? Was Blake drinking too much and was he imbibing right on the show?
Just when trash journalism overloaded the public with Miranda’s weight issue, she became skinny! Entertainment Tonight said she lost 20 lbs. while competitor Hollywood Life declared it was 45 lbs. And following on the heels of the weight loss debate came the incessant speculation that Blake was cheating or was it Miranda? Depended upon what day it was and what whether it was People magazine or TMZ.
But where there is smoke there’s fire and today their press agents released the news that they filed for divorce two weeks ago and the divorce order has already come through.
While they met in 2005, two years after Miranda came in third place on reality singing show Nashville Star, they tied the knot in 2011 before 550 friends and relatives; the elite of Nashville, including my fave, Reba McIntyre, Kelly Clarkson, Trace Adkins and the rest of country music’s who’s who.
Blake later admitted that he fell in love with Miranda when he performed with her, even though he was married at the time. He and his first wife, Kaynette Gern, divorced in 2006.
Shelton and Lambert have more than a fistful of nominations and wins in all the major awards show including the Grammy’s, and Blake Shelton has coached more winners on The Voice than any of his co-stars.
For all their success, they failed at their most important roles: husband and wife.
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang