Miranda Lambert has been topping headlines for months, ever since the news broke that she was dating Evan Felker, the married lead singer for the Turnpike Troubadours.
The couple met when Felker’s band opened for Lambert for a few dates in February. Felker reportedly filed for the divorce from his wife of a year-and-a-half, Staci, shortly thereafter. Staci has been open about her heartbreak on Instagram, sharing photos and thanking her support system for helping her through.
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I’ve been reminiscing so much the last week. Too much maybe… anyway, I have a lot of girls who have been there for me from anywhere from 3 to 30 years. They have waited in the wings and rescued me on a moment’s notice. They hid me out for months before things became public, because trust me – there was a portion of this you wouldn’t have wanted to see. They planned trips. They sent cards and gifts. They checked on me constantly. They talked me out of some shady shit and made sure I was safe, when I didn’t actually care. They cropped me out of photos and force fed me while I was 20 pounds thinner than now. Some of these girls knew they were being acknowledged because of a pineapple lamp. None of them need or want to be, but it’s heavy on my heart, so to all you incredible creatures from Woodward/college/EY and Ev’s work/hometowns… I love you. I wouldn’t have lived to this picture, that introduced a story you all were already sick of to the rest of the world, much less August, without you. #NationalSistersDay
Lambert, 34, and Felker kept their relationship quiet and out of the public eye until recently when they stepped out for the first time together in New York City following Lambert’s appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers.
Even though Lambert and Felker have reportedly been dating for several months, Felker and his wife didn’t finalize their divorce until this past week, according to Page Six. The website obtained a docket confirming that the couple submitted an agreed decree of dissolution of marriage to the Oklahoma County court handling their divorce on Thursday (August 16).
One day later, Staci appeared to celebrate her freedom as she took to Instagram to share a photo with a caption that read, “Free on the earth.”
Prior to her relationship with Evan Felker, Miranda Lambert dated fellow musician Anderson East following her divorce from Blake Shelton.