Miranda Lambert is getting candid about her divorce from Blake Shelton — and admitted that "hard time" in her life helped inspire her latest album.
"Every record I’ve ever made has been a reflection of where I am right then in my life, however old I am. And I’ve never held back at all. But this time with what I happened to be going through in my life, being honest was never really a choice. Everybody knew anyway. So I just said, I’m gonna journal it, and — good days and bad days — use it for my art," the 32-year-old singer recently told Billboard.
Blake and Miranda in February 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"You run to things more and you lean on things more than you normally do when you’re hurting. I was off the road last summer, and a really positive thing that came out of the hard time in my life was that I grew as a songwriter," she continued. "And I did spend a lot of time being quiet and being by myself. That’s part of a journey anyone has to take in their life, and sometimes we don’t slow down enough to take it. I’m glad I did, because now I have stories to share."
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Miranda and Blake, 40, tied the knot in May 2011 and announced their divorce after four years of marriage in July 2015. The "Little Red Wagon" songstress is now happily dating singer Anderson East.
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Years Married: 2
When They Divorced: September 2016