Musicians who hooked up after a collaboration
If you’re not familiar with country music and don’t watch reality TV, then you only know Blake Shelton as that celebrity who looks like a guy you went to high school with that for some reason is on the cover of every magazine at the grocery store. That’s because Shelton is basically a Kardashian of country music if you consider the way he hooks up and breaks up with such drama and scandal.
Before his high-profile relationship with fellow The Voice judge Gwen Stefani, Shelton was married to fellow country music star Miranda Lambert, and the way they got together was straight out of a classic country song — both romantic and messy.
In 2005, Lambert and Shelton performed together on a CMT special called 100 Greatest Duets in Concert, singing a rendition of the 1981 hit “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma.” It was hot, and it showed.
“We had instant chemistry,” Lambert later said of the performance. “Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her right there onstage,” Shelton admitted on Lambert’s Behind the Music episode. That was problematic, because Shelton was married at the time to his first wife, Kaynette Williams. In 2006, just a few months after that steamy duet, Shelton filed for divorce. He and Lambert got together soon thereafter. In 2011, they made it official … and four years after that, they made it unofficial with a divorce.