Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were one of the most beloved couples in country music before they split in 2015. While they have since each moved on with other people, they will always share their powerful 2011 ballad “Over You.”
The country music stars wrote that song together about Shelton’s older brother Richie, who was tragically killed in a car crash at the age of 24 back in 1990. In a new interview with Essentials Radio on Apple Music, Lambert gave some rare insight about her marriage to Shelton as she discussed the song.
“My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother, and it’s one of those moments where even if you’re married to someone, sometimes you find something new about them,” said Lambert, 37. “Dudes don’t open up about things, but he started telling me about the experience of it all. And I was like, ‘Have you ever written about it?'”
She went on to say that Shelton’s father, Richard, told him, “You don’t get over it. You just get used to it.” When she asked Shelton if he wanted to write about what happened, he expressed fears that it would be too “invasive.”
“I would never try to write your story because I didn’t live it, but maybe I could help because I’m an outside perspective, but I feel your pain talking to me right now,” Lambert recalled telling her then-husband.
Lambert then described the process of writing the song together as a “really a special moment” in her 10-year relationship with Shelton.
“I’m so glad we shared that song and that it helped his family heal, to have that together,” she said.
Entertainment Tonight reported that since the 2015 split, Lambert has gone on to remarry former police officer Brendon McLoughlin. Meanwhile, Shelton is engaged to Gwen Stefani, who he met when they were both coaches on “The Voice'” the same year as his divorce from Lambert.
Last month, Lambert talked about her “really strong” relationship with her new husband. While appearing on SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren Show, she talked about how she and her husband have been spending “so much alone time” together during COVID-19.
“I think it was really good,” Lambert said. “We didn’t date very long before we got married. And so we sort of got to just really, really, really get to know each other. Cause it was just us two with no distraction, at my farm outside of Nashville. And so I was really thankful for it because it made us really strong.”