I Cannot Believe How Messy This Miranda Lambert/Blake Shelton Drama Has Gotten

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We haven’t been discussing the recent drama between Miranda Lambert, her ex-husband Blake Shelton, her ex-boyfriend Anderson East, and her current boyfriend Evan Felker, but I will fix that right now, because this story has everything—mainly because no one in the periphery will stop talking.

Here’s the short version: country singer Miranda Lambert allegedly began her relationship with country singer Blake Shelton while she was still with another country singer named Jeff Allen McManus. Lambert and Shelton were married from 2011 to 2015, at which point Shelton began dating pop singer Gwen Stefani and Lambert began dating country singer Anderson East. Shelton and Stefani are still together (as of 9:00AM Monday morning), but Lambert recently made headlines for dumping East and quickly starting up a relationship with a folk singer (variety is the spice of life) named Evan Felker. When news of this broke, Shelton tweeted:

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!!


Though vague, the tweet was interpreted as Petty with a capital P to McManus, who responded with:

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

So that’s McManus calling both Lambert and Shelton cheaters! (He later deleted the tweet and called it “pointless,” which is the most mature part of this entire story.) But that’s not where this story ends. Radar Online reports Felker’s estranged wife Staci claimed she was “abandoned” by Evan in her divorce filing. (Evan disputes this.) To make matters worse, she shared this image on Instagram the same week news of her estranged husband’s relationship with Lambert went public:

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But wait, Ron! There’s more! In yet another bit of investigative reporting, Radar Online spoke to Staci’s father, who was more than willing to spill a little tea. They write:

“I don’t know Miranda, but from what I understand he was opening for her,” he said. “From what I understand, Evan asked for the divorce. All I know is hearsay, so I’m not going to pass that on.”

When informed of Lambert’s man-stealing reputation, he responded, “I don’t like to spread rumors, but I’d say you’re on the right track.”


Everybody’s talking! Or, everybody but Gwen. The mic’s free if she wants it!

[Radar Online]

Speaking of messiness, Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his girlfriend (and mother of his child) Jen Harley are fighting on Instagram.


Example Ronnie caption:

“Note to self, can’t turn a natural born HOE, into a HOUSEWIFE, if you find them in the gutter then leave them in the gutter. Not all people can be saved when they are so far gone. All you can say you did ur best and keep it moving. #Facts #Yeahhhbuddy”


Example Jen caption:

“Can’t turn a coke head into a father! Yeahhh buddy.”

Meanwhile, Sammi Sweetheart is breathing a sigh of relief somewhere.

[Us Weekly]


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[Page Six]

Here’s Luann de Lesseps’s drunken arrest video. In it, she screams, “I’m gonna kill you,” to a cop. [TMZ]


The face I’m making right now is somewhere between a grimace and a gasp. [Page Six]

John Mellencamp’s art looks......................................................... [Page Six]


CARRIE’S FACE [looks like a face]. [Us Weekly]

And now: a nice story about Avicii. [The Sun]

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You know, it is weird that Blake can be divorced this long, be deep into another relationship, and still have his nose so far in Miranda’s sexual business. I know guys like this and I’ll tell you this much—if Blake wasn’t famous, he’d probably have a restraining order on him by now. Dudes who won’t let go are scary and dangerous. He has money and two very public jobs so he (maybe—hell, we don’t know) isn’t going about it the way he might if he was more powerless/less image-conscious, but it is still creepy.

I’m not necessarily Team Miranda as far as the moral implications go, either, but if I was Gwen, I’d wonder why Blake was so into who is ex was dating. Then again, Gwen was how many years into it with Gavin and still writing songs about Tony?

Gwen: the mic is open if you want to baby talk into it.