Blake Shelton isn’t one to keep his opinions to himself. And if you mess with his family, well, watch out. “The Voice” coach took to Twitter on Friday to slam a tabloid for reporting that his marriage to Miranda Lambert is on the rocks. “Maybe because the divorce rate is so high the tabloids have just decided to play the odds with me and Miranda. Morons,” he wrote. The angry country singer punctuated his tweet with a crude hashtag.
The couple have been dogged by cheating and divorce rumors for months, but in an interview with People earlier this year, Shelton said that they keep no secrets from one another. He even dished that his wife has full access to his cell phone. “That’s really the kind of trust we have,” he said. “There are no secrets. [I’ll say,] ‘Go dig through my drawers or my computer if you feel like you need to.’ And that’s been a really good thing, because I don’t want her to ever have any doubts.”
In April, Shelton sat down with Today to talk about the upcoming season of “The Voice,” but used the cameo to clear the air about his marriage. “You might pick up a magazine or a tabloid any day of the week that’ll say something about my relationship with Miranda, that it’s in turmoil. … And the truth is, I’ve never felt a stronger bond with … not only with her but with any other human being in my life. … Miranda and I — she’s my life,” he said.
Shelton and Lambert tied the knot in 2011, with a wedding that stayed true to their country roots. The groom wore Wrangler jeans and their reception menu included a main course of deer meat harvested by the bride herself. And despite the rumors, Lambert has gone on record as saying her marriage is forever.
“Divorce is not an option,” she told Redbook. But the Grammy winning singer has admitted that their first year of marriage was tumultuous due to the deaths of several loved ones. Their first year of marriage also marked their seventh year as a couple. “The first year was really hard,” she said. “We had all that loss, he lived in Hollywood and I was on the road, and now all of a sudden he’s on ‘The Voice’ and there’s freakin’ paparazzi. It was also seven years together, so the seven-year ‘ache.’ It was like, ‘What else? Bring it on!’”
Lambert even acknowledged she wasn’t sure if their marriage would survive, but revealed that all was well by 2012. “I remember our first-year anniversary, it was like, ‘Ahh, we made it. Thank the Lord we can really start now! It’s been great since then,” she said.