How Miranda Lambert is Trying to Avoid the ‘Mistakes’ She Made in Her Marriage to Blake Shelton

Love is rarely easy and marriages don’t always work out. When it comes to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, both stars probably think their relationship is better left in the past.

But it wasn’t always this way.

Shelton and Lambert met in 2005 while rehearsing for CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets concert. At the time, Shelton was married to Kaynette Gern.

“I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody,” he said on Behind the Music in 2012. “I was a married guy, you know? Standing up there and singing with somebody and going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening.’ Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.”

They were together until 2015.

What mistakes is Lambert avoiding in her new marriage?

Earlier this year, Lambert took another stab at love and married Brendan McLoughlin. And this time, the singer is doing things differently.

“With her second marriage, Miranda’s learned from that and is trying to avoid that same mistake and Brendan is on the same page,” a source told HollywoodLife.

In order to spend more time together, McLoughlin has taken a leave of absence from the NYPD and is currently touring with his wife.

“He has no issue joining her on tour and taking time off from work,” the source continued. “He’s happy and feels very lucky that he can take the time to spend with her.”

The decision for McLoughlin to join Lambert on tour was one that the cop came to on his own.

“Miranda never pressures Brendan to do anything,” the source continued. “He jumped at the chance to go on tour with her. It’s a huge relief to Miranda that Brendan is able to travel with her, because that way they don’t have to spend time apart and deal with all the issues that come from that.”

“Miranda wholeheartedly believes married couples should be together as much as possible. A lot of the issues in her last marriage stemmed from having to spend so much time apart. It creates unnecessary stress.”

What is the difference between her marriage with Shelton and with McLoughlin?

Her relationship with McLoughlin and the one that she had with Shelton are like night and day.

In her new marriage, she and her husband don’t have to worry about competing careers.

“She loves being the breadwinner and enjoys doing things more on her schedule,” another source told the outlet. “This is the best cake and eat it too situation for her, because she never had this option with Blake since he’s obviously just as big of a country star as she is.”

In fact, she might even want McLoughlin’s leave of absence to be permanent.

“Miranda would love nothing more than to make this a permanent situation and her man is warming up to the idea,” the source continued. “It looks like it’ll be smooth sailing moving forward.”

How does Shelton feel about Lambert’s marriage?

Sometimes seeing your ex moving on can be hard. But Shelton, reportedly, isn’t worried about Lambert at all.

“Blake is paying no attention to what Miranda is doing and if she is happy or not with Brendan,” a source told “He wishes her no ill will, however, it’s not something that’s on his radar.”