Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton both attended and performed at the Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. It was a big night for the exes in more ways than one.
In addition to an evening of country music's best and brightest, Blake Shelton chose the evening to announce he and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani are officially dating.
What was Miranda Lambert's reaction?
The "Little Red Wagon" singer turned reflective.
Just because she won Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth year in a row, doesn't mean it was an easy night for Miranda Lambert.
"Horse Power"..... I'm still floating around on a cloud from last night. Thank you so much @cma for celebrating country music in a big way and for letting me be part of it. Today was a day spent reflecting on this amazing life that Nashville and country music fans have given me. And my friends. I'm so grateful #inspired #gypsyvanner #nomakeuptillnextweek #musicismedicine #chrisstapleton #unicorn #ponyportrait," she captioned an Instagram post the next day.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were the subjects of a couple of jokes during Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's opening. Blake was targeted more than Miranda, but the inference was clear.
Some consider Blake's confirmation of dating Gwen Stefani a blow to Miranda Lambert, but has anyone yet revealed the real reason behind their divorce? Despite the initial belief that Blake was dumped and not the "dumpee," and this wasn't the case, there are still lots of unconfirmed rumors going around about Miranda Lambert cheating on him.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 6, 2015
Despite Blake Shelton's choice of announcement dates, one thing remains steadfast between him and Miranda Lambert, and that is respect. Neither has dissed the other post-divorce. The closest each got involved rather indirect comments.
“Thank you….I needed a bright spot this year,” Miranda Lambert said upon receipt of her Female Vocalist of the Year Award.
Blake's comment came via Twitter.
Awesome night tonight. So many great things happening in my life. Congrats to @ChrisStapleton!!!! Long time coming brother...
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 5, 2015
Kudos to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Classy and reflective beats cut-throat and hurtful--regardless of the reasons behind their split.