While there’s been no official engagement announcement, it looks more and more as though Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are headed for marriage.
And from a distance, it seems there’s nothing standing in their way:
Both singers’ previous marriages are well behind them, and Blake and Gwen seem more than ready to give it another go.
But these days, Stefani and Shelton are facing a challenge that may put the strength of their relationship to the test:
You see, Miranda Lambert is newly single, and it looks as though she’s very pissed off.
Lambert’s relationship with Evan Felker recently came to an end.
By all accounts, it was Miranda who dumped Evan, and the decision had much to do with the fact that dude seemed very hung up on his estranged wife.
But just because Lambert was the one to pull the trigger, that doesn’t mean she’s happy to be single.
Sources close to the songstress say Miranda is very jealous of Gwen and Blake and longs for the sort of relationship the two of them seem to have.
Obviously, Miranda hasn’t come right out and said she’s envious of her ex — but she has debuted a new song that makes it pretty clear that’s the case.
Many fans believe the lyrics to the poignantly-titled “Got My Name Changed Back” are squarely directed at Shelton:
“It takes a judge to get married / A judge to get divorced / Well, the last couple of years, spent a lot of time in court,” Lambert sings on the track.
“Got my name changed back. I got me an ex that I adored / But he got along good with a couple road whores.”
Yeah, pretty scathing stuff.
And those who know Miranda best say she’s made it perfectly clear that her thoughts are still consumed by Blake:
“Even though it’s been more than three years now, Miranda and Blake’s divorce feud is still going strong – and no one is safe,” a source tells In Touch.
“She’s not naming names in the new song and won’t come out and admit it, but it’s like the song has Blake’s name written all over it.”
The insider adds:
“Miranda is anything but happily single. She’s been partying to hide her sadness and loneliness.
“And the split from Evan, who she was considering marrying and starting a family with, is only part of the reason behind her unhappy state.”
Apparently, Miranda doesn’t want Blake back, necessarily — she just doesn’t want him to get off scot-free:
“Miranda still wants to get back at Blake for the cruel way he broke her heart, drove her out of his life, and then shoved his new romance with Gwen Stefani in her face,” says the source.
Sounds like she’s well on her way to having her revenge.
Not surprisingly, insiders say Gwen has no interest in listening to Miranda’s revenge song.