Miranda Lambert let her music do the talking. The country crooner is finally opening up about her split from ex-husband Blake Shelton — and his relationship with girlfriend Gwen Stefani — three years after they called it quits on their marriage in 2015.
In part two of her interview with Holly Gleason from HITS Daily Double, which was published Tuesday, July 3, Lambert explained that she avoided the press leading up to her 2016 album, The Weight of These Wings, because it was too difficult for her to discuss -- and she had already put it all in her music.
"It was going to be hell, and I'd already been through hell,” she recalled. “It was hell putting it on paper, putting my words on paper. So I didn't want to rehash."
"I'd finally gotten to a place where I wasn't sad anymore," she continued, referring to her album in which she'd poured her heart out. "All the sad moments were there, all the truths were right in those songs. All you had to do was listen. I didn't need to say anything."
Lambert felt that if she had done press, it would have added fuel to the fire.
"It would've been taken out of context," she reflected. "It would've set up some expectation that couldn't be met. I was very publicly going through this thing, and there wasn't an explanation to be given."
And when she did agree to do an interview, her fears were confirmed.
"When the music was out, people had listened, I got on the phone for the first interview," she continued. "First question was, 'How do you feel about Gwen?' I hung up. I told [my manager] Marion, I just can't do this."
"What was in the music was real," she added, "and I wanted people to get it from that. Take from it what they would. Then if I needed to talk, I would. But I haven't really. Until now."
Now that they’ve both moved on their separate ways and have had three years to cope, Miranda doesn’t have any regrets.
"I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That's all I can be, you know?" she concluded. "I cuss. I drink. I get divorced and get my heart broken. I break hearts. I can't do or be that anymore, or it'll drive me crazy. I won't be good anymore."