Miranda Lambert seems to have finally moved on from her split with Blake Shelton. The 32-year-old country singer is rumored to be dating Americana/R&B singer Anderson East.
According to Us Weekly, Lambert and East have been seeing each other for a month and plan to ring in the New Year together.
“They are really enjoying each other’s company," a source said. Another insider addied, “She couldn’t have picked a better dude to have fun with. Anderson is the coolest guy.”
Lambert and fellow country singer Blake Shelton announced their divorce in July after four years of marriage. The "Voice" judge has since been romantically linked to Gwen Stefani.
The "Little Red Wagon" singer has yet to publicly confirm she's dating East, but below are four things to know about Lambert's rumored new beau:
1. Anderson East Isn't His Real Name
The singer has been professionally known as Anderson East for a few years now, but was born Michael Cameron Anderson. In a September interview with QC Times, East said he changed his moniker because he was "tired of [himself]."
"I think it gave me a freedom to say things that I wanted to say. It gave me some kind of protective barrier between writing songs and myself," he explained.
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— Anderson East (@Andersoneast) November 21, 2015
2. There's A Five Year Age Gap
Lambert's rumored boyfriend is quite a few years younger than her. According to Us Weekly, the 32-year-old's new beau is only 27, but clearly they don't seem to mind the slight age difference.
3. They Both Love Hunting
In 2008, Lambert told Field and Stream that she loved hunting because it gave her a chance to "recharge" and clear her mind. It was a known fact that the singer and her Shelton often hunted together, and it seems Lambert's new love interest shares the same passion for hunting. Sources told Us Weekly, East is an avid hunter and the two have bonded over their shared interest.
4. He's Not Sure What Genre His Music Falls Into
According to Thrive Wire, East considers his music to be a little R&B, southern roots and country. The singer explained that his church upbringing – his grandfather was a pastor and his father sang in a church choir – has a heavy influence in the type of music he sings.
“For a long time I tried to rebel against it," he said. "That’s the way teenagers and young men are, they want to go their own way. Ultimately, you are what you are. Having that language of gospel music, whether it’s the Louvin Brothers or Aretha Franklin. The spirit behind it is truth and honesty and trying to get closer to something that’s bigger than you.”