Miranda Lambert and Evan Felker are no longer hiding their relationship. This week, the couple stepped out in public together for the very first time to enjoy a night out in New York City, and cameras caught the two holding hands. Even though Felker is still married to Staci Nelson, he and Lambert looked comfortable showing PDA.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Lambert looks to have moved on from her relationship with Anderson East, and she has also officially put Blake Shelton in her past. While walking close to Felker and mingling with others in their group, Lambert wore a floral mini-dress and black boots. The Turnpike Troubadours singer also kept his arm around Lambert, and at one point he whispered in her ear.
Loved up: Miranda Lambert and new beau Evan Felker were seen holding hands while leaving dinner in New York City on Wednesday night pic.twitter.com/N3hPhI7ynG
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) July 20, 2018
The Turnpike Troubadours opened for Lambert earlier this year on her recent Livin’ Like Hippies tour, and an insider says that “things just happened” between Lambert and Felker, even though she was still dating East and he is married to Nelson.
Lambert dated East for two years, and that relationship started just months after she divorced Shelton. Felker and Nelson were married for just one year before he left the marriage to be with the country music superstar.
Felker filed for divorce from Nelson in February, and a source claims that he ghosted his now-estranged wife and she found out about the divorce filing from the local newspaper.
In April, reports started surfacing that Lambert and Felker were an item, but the two have kept a low profile while Nelson has been busy on Instagram talking about her cheating husband.
Earlier this month, Lambert opened up about her 2016 album The Weight of These Wings, which she wrote after her divorce from Shelton. She decided not to do any press to promote the record, and she recently explained it was because she knew it would be hell, and she had “already been through hell.”
New chapter! Staci Felker is ready to leave the past behind her following an emotional social media post about ex Evan Felker. https://t.co/XrmFs6toVs
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 18, 2018
She said that she didn’t want to rehash the heartache she went through while writing the album because she had finally gotten to a place where she wasn’t sad anymore. Lambert added that all the sad moments and truths were in her songs, so she didn’t need to say anything.
The 34-year-old also shared the story of her first phone interview after the record came out, and the first question was how she felt about Gwen Stefani, Shelton’s current girlfriend. Lambert says she hung up the phone and told her manager that she couldn’t do it.
Currently, Miranda Lambert is on the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town.