It has been quite a month for country superstar Miranda Lambert. It all began during the first week of April when she announced her split from Anderson East. A few days later she won the Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year and accepted her trophy in front of her ex-husband Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani while she thanked fans for sharing her heartbreak. Now, reports have surfaced that she has been dating a married man since the beginning of the year, and the media is labeling her “the other woman” and a “homewrecker.”
Lambert and her new man, Turnpike Troubadours singer Evan Felker, stepped out together just weeks after he left his wife, and Radar Online has released the first photos of the controversial couple.
In the pics, Lambert and Felker are getting cozy while hanging out at the bar of the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans on March 26th. It was just two days after Lambert wrapped her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, and Felker’s band had been her opening act since February 1st.
Hey white liar, the truth comes out a little at a time: Blake Shelton wants the last word in his 2015 divorce from Miranda Lambert. https://t.co/6ABvTvzUvG
— E! News (@enews) April 25, 2018
Lambert is all smiles in the photos, and an eyewitness said that they thought the country singer was with East (they had not yet announced their split) and she wasn’t trying to hide who she was. The source went on to say that Lambert and Felker couldn’t keep their lips off each other.
“Their interaction was cozy, and they made out several times. They looked like a couple, like they were dating. They were laughing a lot,” revealed the onlooker.
After having drinks together during their low-key date night, Lambert paid the bill, and the couple left.
Insiders say that Felker left his wife, Staci Nelson, for Lambert, and he filed for divorce on February 16th. Nelson filed her own petition on February 28th and alleged that a state of “complete and irreconcilable incompatibility” had arisen and Felker abandoned his wife and completely destroyed the marriage.
In his response to Nelson’s petition, Felker denied abandoning his wife and demanded that she provide “strict proof” of the allegation.
Felker and Nelson had been together for five years and married for one before their split. She celebrated their first wedding anniversary last September with a post on Instagram that included the hashtag #MrsFelker and a photo of her in a white dress. Nelson’s last mention of her estranged husband on social media was on January 18th when she posted a pic of her and Felker together.
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— People (@people) April 27, 2018
Sources claim that Lambert is “the reason” for the divorce, and Felker wants to get it done so he can be with the Tin Man singer. He filed first, and Nelson didn’t have much choice but to go through with it.
After the news of Lambert and Felker’s relationship broke this week, Nelson posted a “public service announcement” on her Instagram Stories featuring a teary-eyed picture of herself with the caption “PSA: If Staci Felker can make it through this week, so can you.”
Miranda Lambert has not commented on the rumors surrounding her new romance.