The dramatic love triangle between Miranda Lambert, Turnpike Troubadours lead singer Evan Felker, and his wife Staci Nelson continues after Felker repeatedly called Nelson behind Lambert’s back – and it has led to an ultimatum. Radar Online is reporting that Lambert told Felker he must make a choice between her or his estranged wife, and his decision could affect his career.
Lambert just launched her national Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town, and the Turnpike Troubadours will be the opening act for upcoming dates in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida. But, if Felker doesn’t stop contacting his wife, Lambert will give him and his band the boot.
“Evan cannot be with Staci, or Miranda will kick him off the tour,” says an insider.
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Nelson posted on social media last week that Felker had called her 22 times in two days after he saw her having fun with her friends on vacation. Nelson thinks that Felker got jealous and thought his soon-to-be ex-wife was having too much fun.
But, Lambert obviously got to him, because when Nelson tried to contact Felker after she ended up in the hospital, he ghosted her. The source says that Felker has decided to stick with Lambert.
Nelson filed for divorce from Felker in February after she found out about his affair with Lambert. His band opened for the country superstar on her Livin’ Like Hippies tour that started in January. Last month, Felker convinced a Judge to seal the messy divorce proceedings, but it looks like everything is at a standstill.
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An insider says that “the ball is in Evan’s court,” and Nelson doesn’t think there is anything more she can do to move the process along. Felker is apparently procrastinating, and the source says that he is hoping Nelson will be there waiting for him when his tour with Lambert is over.
The Bandwagon Tour runs through August 25th, and Lambert is co-headlining with Little Big Town. They started the tour with shows in Charlotte, North Carolina, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and in addition to doing separate sets, they also took the time to share the stage. Their joint mini-set included a cover of the Dixie Chicks hit Goodbye Earl and renditions of Tin Man and Girl Crush.
Miranda Lambert has not commented on the drama surrounding her relationship with Evan Felker.