As the baffling relationship between “The Voice” coaches Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani continues to pick up more and more momentum, many are concerned with how those left in their wake feel about their romantic relationship. Specifically, Shelton’s ex-wife Miranda Lambert, given they only ended their marriage of four years together in July 2015.
Fortunately for fans of both the No Doubt singer and Lambert, E! Online reports that there’s absolutely no bad blood between the two, despite the fact that Stafani swooped in on the newly single Shelton rather quickly.
“Miranda has always thought very highly of Gwen and thinks she is an extremely talented artist,” a source familiar with them told the outlet. “Miranda is happy that they are doing well and wishes the best for them. Miranda is focusing on herself and enjoying her new relationship.”
The “new boyfriend” the source is referring to is Lambert’s newly announced guy, R&B musician Anderson East. According to Us Weekly, the duo started dating sometime either at the end of November or in early December. Although the “Little Red Wagon” singer says she’s taking time to focus on herself, it appears she’s finally opened up to dating after her highly publicized split with Shelton.
So, with Lambert taking the high road and being OK with her ex’s new girlfriend, the same source tells E! Online that Stefani is equally amicable about the situation, saying that the “Used To Love You” artist is a fan of Lambert’s music and would never be so catty as to badmouth her over something as trivial as being her new boyfriend’s ex.
With the two women apparently on good terms with one another, it puts some previously reported confusing Twitter activity in better context. In early January, Stefani favorited a highly controversial Instagram post from Lambert. It was unclear at the time if the move was made as a jab at the singer or a simple show of support.
Unfortunately for fans of the Shelton and Stefani pairing, the duo will not be seen together on Season 10 of NBC’s singing competition as Stefani previously announced she’d be taking a break from the show. Season 8 host Christina Aguilera will return instead.