Miranda Lambert recently spoke to Ladies Home Journal about her marriage to Blake Shelton and why she’s glad they didn’t marry years ago. Despite her wish to get married two years into their relationship, she now sees the value in waiting for Blake to come around.
“When you’re dating for two years, a girl gets antsy, like, ‘Come on, where’s my diamond?’” she told the magazine. “I just realized that wasn’t working so I decided to change up tactics. I’m so glad we didn’t get married when I wanted to. You think you’ve been through things after two years, and then you date two more and you’re like, ‘I’m glad we weren’t married two years ago, because we probably wouldn’t have made it.’”
When Miranda did get her ring, she wasn’t showered with promises of how wonderful married life would be. Instead, she was met with a rather pessimistic outlook on her and Blake’s life as husband and wife.
“I only had one person say to me in the first month of my engagement that I was going to love being married,” she said. “The rest of them were like, ‘You’re going to ruin your relationship!’ But I feel excited to be married. When I see Blake playing with his wedding ring, it reminds me that somebody has my back forever.”
Miranda admits that she and Blake have one big difference. While Blake, known for his sense of humor, has never met a stranger, she is more inclined to keep to herself. She is also the one who has to put down her foot when it’s time to get serious.
“He loves to joke, and I’m the voice of reason,” Miranda said. “Sometimes I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s serious time. We need to have a conversation that doesn’t involve jokes.’ Definitely I’m more standoffish and less approachable than he is. He’ll welcome everybody in with open arms, but they’re not getting to know the real Blake, on a deep level. I’m the opposite. I don’t let anybody in, but when I do, I love them so hard, it’s like I’ll never let them go.”
Miranda is gearing up to release her new album, Four The Record, on November 1. She wrote or co-wrote six songs on the album, which features her current single, “Baggage Claim.”