Miranda Lambert has been a country music star for over a decade. But she didn't become a tabloid target until her husband, fellow country singer Blake Shelton, became a judge on the hit show 'The Voice' in 2011. Lambert joined host Ricky Camilleri on HuffPost Live to talk about her relationship with Shelton, and how the couple deals with rumors and gossip.
The public interest in Lambert's personal life was sudden. "It was sort of out of nowhere," she said. "I mean, we're country singers, we make our albums, we go on tour, we spend a lot of time in Nashville and then a lot of time in Oklahoma, in a town of 3,100 people. And he gets on 'The Voice' and all of a sudden it's like a page turned."
"We were in the tabloids, like on the front of magazines, like: breakup rumors -- I've been pregnant for three years," she joked. "It's a miracle, can you believe it?"
She continued, "It took a while to get used to, it kind of caught me off guard. My friends are like, 'is this true? Is this happening?' I'm like, 'I haven't even seen it, what are you talking about?' Then I go to the grocery story and I'm buying milk and bread, and then my face is right there with some kind of lie. But now I'm used to it."
Lambert and Shelton have dealt with rumors of breakups, cheating and divorce. But she thought the most ridiculous was a report that she was pregnant with twins. "I'm the first person to ever lose weight [while] pregnant with twins," she joked.
The country star said that her husband has helped her handle the unwanted attention. "He's so laid back and so good about being like, 'why are you letting it bother you?' So good about calling me -- because I'm the more intense one in the relationship anyways. I'm the girl, so I'm more moody and emotional, you know how we are. And so he's like, 'just don't worry about it.' He was really good about making me brush it off, so now we're good."
Now the couple find all of the tabloid rumors entertaining.
"It's all funny, and now we can laugh and tweet about it -- our fans tweet back at us and laugh. Knowing that no one really takes it seriously is what keeps it lighthearted."
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