Miranda Lambert: “For the Record, I’m Not Pregnant”
“. . . and I’m not getting divorced.”
Just in case anyone was wondering about Miranda Lambert’s personal life, she decided to clear a few things up during the CMA Songwriters Series show in Boston last night (July 11).
“For the record, I’m not pregnant—I’m drinking—and I’m not getting divorced,” Miranda said from the stage, surrounded by fellow singer/songwriters Kip Moore, Brett James and Bob DiPiero. “And I’m not gay, because I think Kip Moore’s cute and Blake knows about it.”
Miranda happily let her hair down during the two-hour show at the Royale nightclub. The above declarations were prompted by her performance of her song “Famous in a Small Town.” Miranda said the tune is even more meaningful to her now that she and husband Blake Shelton have to deal with the paparazzi and tabloids.
“All of sudden we go out to eat chicken-fried steak in L.A., which is impossible to find, and there’s cameras and stuff,” Miranda said, ticking off the various stories that have been written about the couple. “I’ve been pregnant, having twins, we’ve been separated, I’m drunk and alone, pregnant again, then we’re having twins again, and now we’re getting divorced. I can’t even name the stuff. It’s funny because I realize this song means even more to me now because I’m in the tabloids every week for being famous for something I didn’t even do than for something I want to be famous for, which is playing my damn guitar and writing a song.”
And don’t expect to hear of a Lambert-Shelton bundle of joy anytime soon. After harmonizing on “Mirror Mirror” with host Bob DiPiero, the songwriter noted that his co-writer on that Diamond Rio track had just become a granddad and Miranda shuddered.
“Everybody’s having babies right now and it’s freaking me out,” she said. “Blake’s in L.A. and I’m real glad, it’s like a million miles away from here. ‘Get that thing away from me! Something’s in the water.’ No way. I have dogs. A lot of dogs.”
Miranda and her dogs will be getting to see a lot of Boston over the next few days as she opens two sold-out shows for Jason Aldean at Fenway Park, today (July 12) and tomorrow.