Miranda Lambert Catches Heat for Shading Blake Shelton During CMA Awards

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Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
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Well, it looks like Miranda Lambert might have been trying to send a bit of a message to ex Blake Shelton this week. At Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, Miranda seemingly shaded Blake right from the audience. So are we reading too much into this, or is she really done with this former flame of hers? 

  • Apparently, Miranda and husband Brendan McLoughlin let their feelings be known about Blake during his performance.

    Miranda Lambert, Brendan McLoughlin
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    Miranda and Brendan continue to step out in public together, turning all sorts of heads. The newlyweds said "I do" in secret earlier this year, revealing their nuptials the day after Valentine's Day. Miranda met Brendan McLoughlin about a year ago during a morning show appearance, and it's pretty much been love ever since.

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  • "Everyone stood up for Blake at the end of his performance except Miranda Lambert and her husband," a witness told Us Weekly.

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    "At the commercial break, they both left their seats."


    Maybe it's all just a coincidence. Maybe Miranda and Brendan had to go pee and thought after Blake's performance was the best time? (Hey, they could've gotten up and left during his song.)

  • To make matters worse, Blake and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, were actually pretty supportive when it was Miranda's turn on stage.

    In fact, the witness said that they were both "nodding their heads" along as Miranda sang "It All Comes Out in the Wash." 

    Truly, anything could have been going on. It's totally possible Miranda wasn't shading Blake at all. But given that she just opened up about how hard her divorce from Blake was in an interview with Health magazine, the timing here is definitely interesting. 

    "When everyone's worried about your personal life, it makes you feel like, 'Well, if you could just spend some of that time talking about my actual art, that would be great!'" she said at the time. "But I guess I asked for it, getting into this business. I'm never gonna get used to the public eye in that way."

  • Needless to say, people aren't exactly impressed with Miranda's behavior. 

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    As these commenters pointed out, enough time has gone by -- almost five years, to be exact -- that they should be able to show each other respect when they inevitably cross paths in a situation like this. Then again, like we said, it's important to remember that we literally have no idea what was really going on in the audience. 

    So maybe take all this with a grain of salt?

  • Let's let these exes handle their own 'ish ... if there's even anything to handle.

    As far as we're concerned, they're both in happy relationships that seem to be working way better for them than their marriage did, especially toward the end. That's all that matters.

    The drama will always be there, though. 

    (Sigh ...)

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