Still, the attraction between the Texas spitfire and the quick-witted Oklahoman was palpable, and when Shelton filed for divorce from his first wife in 2006, he and Lambert began their courtship in earnest.Here was a couple with far more in common than any dating-site algorithm could match up.Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter," the pair said in a joint statement at the time.Lambert has been dating singer Anderson East while Shelton is in a relationship with his fellow co-star Gwen Stefani.With such crossover fame, however, came the microscope of the tabloids.
Shelton broke out as a bona fide TV star on , while Lambert furthered her artistry, claiming Grammy awards along the way and winning over non-country fans, who rallied behind her gunpowder-and-lead badass persona."Miranda was the one that was outspoken about [their marriage] and insisted all was good while Blake was always off doing his own thing and not really saying a whole lot..it's the opposite." Lambert's newfound shyness might be because she is embarrassed by her previous outspokenness, Meighan explained."She has to feel a little embarrassed because after all of that it didn't work out.So a real honeymoon isn’t on the horizon anytime soon., a public display of affection that seemingly caught both artists by surprise — especially Shelton, who was married at the time.