Recent rumors have had fans wondering for a while if it’s over between Miranda Lambert and Anderson East.
A new report says that the couple has finally split.
But it sounds like no one’s quite sure who ended things. Are they telling different people different versions of their breakup?
A source tells InTouch Weekly that it was 29-year-old Anderson who initiated the breakup with the 34-year-old Miranda.
And, though fans have been hearing rumors that their breakup was imminent for a while now, she was reportedly blindsided.
“She didn’t see it coming.”
The two have been dating for more than two years. They’re both attractive and work in the same industry — Country Music.
And you wouldn’t really expect Anderson to dump Miranda, since she’s the more famous of the two and their relationship has really boosted his name recognition.
At the same time, however, an insider insists that Anderson isn’t the one who decided that it was time to split.
It’s always interesting when different sources are reporting different versions of the same event.
But two people can witness the same car crash and give different accounts of what happened, so that’s human nature, we suppose.
This source does acknowledge that Anderson received quite a boost from this relationship.
“Dating Miranda took him to the top of the musical A-list,” the insider admits.
Well, the Country Music A-list, anyway.
On Miranda’s side, the source tells InTouch that she’s not going to let something like a breakup following a major, long-term relationship keep her down.
“She’s been writing songs and she’ll join The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town in July.”
“She refuses to sit around feeling sorry for herself.”
Inevitably, fans are going to link this to rumors that Blake Shelton dumped Gwen Stefani, leaving her blindsided, heartbroken, and desperate for his affection.
Will, fans wonder, Blake and Miranda use their respective breakups as a chance to reconcile?
That’s … a lot of speculation.
Especially considering that Blake’s alleged breakup with Gwen was never confirmed, as we cautioned worried readers at the time.
If they did have that alleged huge fight right before he went on the road, it looks like they’ve made up since. And we even mentioned at the time that Gwen and Blake might reconcile before ever announcing a breakup.
But even if both couples broke up at the same time, that doesn’t guarantee that Blake and Miranda would get back together. They split for a reason.
As always, we’re inclined to take breakup reports with a grain of salt.
Especially when it seems like sources can’t agree on who caused it.
It may be that Anderson and Miranda just had something of a spat but don’t feel like talking about it, and their friends are forced to jump to conclusions.
And, as with other breakup reports that we’ve read, they may just reconcile before it ever becomes time for them to confirm or announce that they’ve split.
Relationships, for celebrities and for mere mortals, often work out that way.