Back in June, Miranda Lambert confessed that she is a homewrecker.
At the time, she was carrying on with another country singer, and their relationship had begun before he ever filed for divorce.
Now, they have split, and Miranda has confirmed that she is single … for now.
In an interview with The Tennessean, Miranda Lambert discusses love, heartbreak, and her current relationship status.
First of all, Miranda confirms that she is “happily single” at the moment.
That means that she and Evan Felker, who had a controversial romance that began earlier this year, are no longer a couple.
Miranda also speaks about romance and how it has impacted her.
“Love is a hard road sometimes,” Miranda shares. “And it’s been a roller-coaster ride for me.”
Despite the emotional hardship that comes from falling out of love, it sounds like Miranda wouldn’t change a thing — for a very practical reason.
“But,” Miranda continues. “I’m definitely thankful for all the ups and downs.”
She explains that she’s grateful “because I’ve had some really good songs come out of it.”
Hey, her music is her whole livelihood. That makes a lot of sense.
Needless to say, Miranda is far from the only singer to pour her love life into her music.
Miranda describes the process that she uses to deal with heartbreak and channel it into her art.
“You’ve got to take the bad parts,” she explains. “And put them on paper and then move on to the happy parts.”
That’s an astoundingly healthy attitude.
“Sometimes,” she admits. “The music is so honest that it’s like, ‘Oh, that kind of hurts a little,'”
But we can only imagine that this makes it more potent when her fans hear it.
“But, it’s good,” Miranda adds, to suffer a little at her own music.
She and others like her aim for their fans who listen to their music to understand that they are not alone, and for them to be able to process their own experiences using relatable music.
“We just want women to understand that we’re all doing the same thing,” Miranda says.
“We’re all just living our lives,” she explains. “And having the same struggles and the same joys and the same outlooks.”
That’s a powerful statement.
We can think of one woman who is grappling with recent heartbreak who probably won’t be listening to Miranda Lambert’s music to sob her way through it.
Back in April, Staci Felker called out Miranda Lambert for homewrecking, because she was carrying on with Staci’s husband, Evan Felker.
It was not until weeks later, in May, when Evan Felker filed for divorce.
Plenty of marriages come to an end long before divorce papers are filed … but many felt that the homewrecker label applied here.
Thta said, we should all keep in mind that Miranda did not kidnap anyone. If the Felker marriage was wrecked, it looks like Evan did the wrecking himself.
Too often, our society looks for a woman to blame, as if men are hapless and lack agency, and somehow can’t be blamed.