Was blake shelton married when he started dating miranda

In wide-ranging new interview, the country singer, 40, is opening up more than ever about his split from Miranda Lambert – and how current girlfriend Gwen Stefani “saved my life.” Taking a cue from his latest album, , the Oklahoma native doesn’t argue with an interviewer who asks whether the track “She’s Got a Way with Words,” which addresses a lover who lied and cheated, refers to his ex.

“When we recorded the vocals for some of these songs, I was only six months removed from when all the crap went down,” Shelton tells for its latest cover story.

“When you have a broken heart – at least, when I do – you got to get it out of your system. I was at rock bottom, in the middle of hell.” Shelton and Lambert, once considered the king and queen of country, shocked fans when they announced their split last July after four years of marriage and another six years together.

Shelton says the end of the marriage had a huge impact on the album, explaining that “you can learn some facts of my divorce.

Maybe not specifics, but you can get a general idea about it.” But there is a silver lining there as well – in the form of current girlfriend Stefani.

“It , and Shelton says they barely knew one another when she joined the NBC show in season seven shortly after giving birth to son Apollo.

But things changed dramatically when she returned for season 9 and she learned of his shocking split. “I looked over at Gwen – who I didn’t really know – and she had these huge tears in her eyes. ’ ” What he (and the world) did not know at the time was that she was in the process of separating from husband Gavin Rossdale after two decades together.

’ – to maybe three times a week, then every day, to ‘Hey, here’s my phone number if you ever want to text.’ Next thing I know, I wake up and she’s all I care about, and I’m wondering if she feels the same about me,” he says.

Now, Shelton declares that Stefani “saved my life.” “Who else on earth could understand going through a high-profile divorce from another musician?

Gwen Stefani turned white as a ghost when Blake Shelton announced that he was splitting from Miranda Lambert.

That's because she was secretly going through a divorce herself.

The No Doubt frontwoman revealed how Shelton told the Voice team about his broken marriage when she stopped by Sirius XM's The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, July 20. "It was an incredible gift to be able to have a friend." Their friendship, of course, ultimately blossomed into romance.

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