After tabloid reports suggested that country superstar Miranda Lambert underwent weight-loss, the singer is fighting back with an open letter to fans explaining her side of the story.
In a note posted to her website on Monday, Miranda wrote, "Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me… I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield."
The award winner added, "As for the assumed number of pounds lost…? I don’t even know! Like I have always said, it’s not about a scale, it’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit. And on November 10th when I turned 30, my skinny jeans were finally baggy! Mission accomplished! So for anyone who is tempted to read the 'Trash Talk' please don’t. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support yall!"
Miranda's weight has been a frequent topic of discussion ever since the 30-year-old debuted a slimmer figure at the Country Music Awards, Nov. 6.
At the time, the singer told E! News that the weight loss didn't come without a lot of hard work. "I have been working a lot! Working out and drinking juice and just running, running around," she shared.
But despite the criticism, there is one person who Miranda can always rely on, husband Blake Shelton. "Marriage is going to be your stability through everything," she has said. "I married my best friend."