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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were once country music’s hottest couple, but then everything fell apart. For a long time, fans just couldn’t figure out why these two split up — after all, they seemed so happy together. But now Lambert is speaking honestly about the past, including her ill-fated romance with Blake Shelton.

Why did they break up, and more importantly, was there infidelity involved? It turns out the answer to this question is clear as mud.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert | Larry Busacca/WireImage

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton split in July 2015

It’s amazing how much people still care about Shelton and Lambert’s breakup, especially considering how long ago it happened. But Lambert says the obsession has become normal to her at this point. “Here and there, I see myself at Kroger. I sell magazines,” she said. “I guess I’m still interesting.”

Now Miranda Lambert is remarried to NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin and Blake Shelton is in a very serious relationship with recording artist Gwen Stefani. The two both seem happy with their new loves — but why did they break up in the first place?

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach

Both Lambert and Shelton both alluded to the other one cheating

When it comes to who cheated, this is a classic case of he said/she said. Blake Shelton penned the song, “She’s Got a Way With Words,” about a lover lying and cheating, which led to speculation that it was about Miranda Lambert.

“When we recorded the vocals for some of these songs, I was only six months removed from when all the crap went down,” Shelton said in an interview with Billboard. “When you have a broken heart — at least, when I do — you got to get it out of your system. You want people to sympathize with you. I was at rock bottom, in the middle of hell.”

Who’s the real cheater here?

But even though Shelton made it sound like Lambert was the one stepping out on the marriage, she’s made certain comments that indicate the opposite is true. According to TMZ, it was Blake cheating on Miranda Lambert with an unnamed “famous country star.”

Whether he cheated, she cheated, or they both did, the one thing that isn’t up for debate is that their divorce was incredibly dramatic and bitter. But now that both have moved on with other people, things are much better.

Will Blake Shelton get married again?

Fans are eagerly awaiting the day that Blake Shelton proposes to long-term girlfriend Gwen Stefani. Meanwhile, he expressed no hard feelings when his ex-wife Miranda Lambert got hitched in a surprise ceremony in January 2019.

“He put Miranda in his rear view mirror long ago. Miranda brings nothing positive to his life. Their marriage ended and he moved on. Ever since, he is grateful every day,” an insider source explained. “Blake is crazy about Gwen, and all he sees are hearts in his eyes every day.”

Sounds like there will be wedding bells in the future for these two. For now? They’re happy to just be with each other and let any potential infidelities stay firmly in the past.