On July 20, 2015, as country music fans were still reeling over the news of the demise of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s marriage, the news that the divorce was final came in. And while fans already knew the divorce was coming, it still felt like it couldn’t be true. How could one of country music’s favorite couples really be calling it quits?
Well, they did. And in the year following, we have seen the two country superstars move on with their lives with both new music and new loves. And surprisingly, the two have done an amazing job to not let the private matters of their very public divorce get out for the world to judge.
Yet, in a July 19 Instagram post, Miranda couldn’t help but reveal a bit about the year that was, and the effect that her divorce has had on her life.
“The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing,” she said next to a picture of her new single “Vice” topping the charts. “Of learning to be honest …. Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places … having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings… All of them. I got to know my guitars…became friends with a pencil and paper … Used melodies to lead me places I had never been…. Made music with my friends. Because music is medicine. This means the world to me. Thank you for joining me on this journey.”