Three months after Miranda Lambert split from musician boyfriend Anderson East, 29, without explanation — a source tells In Touch exclusively the country star is in a relationship with handsome Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker, 34.
Evan’s band opened for Miranda, 34, in February and is slated to join her tour again this summer. “Evan is currently dating Miranda,” the source tells In Touch. But as of April 23, he is still technically married to wife, Staci Felker.
Evan wed Staci, an accountant, in the fall of 2016. On Feb. 16, 2018, Evan filed for divorce, according to court documents, which the source says blindsided his wife.
Staci filed her own papers on Feb. 28, citing “abandonment,” which Evan disputed in a later filing. (As of April 23 the divorce had not yet been finalized.) When In Touch asked Staci about Evan’s relationship with Miranda, she declined to comment. A rep for Evan also had no comment.
While the source believes Miranda and Evan hooked up when they were on the road together, a friend of Miranda’s insists to In Touch the country star did not put the moves on a married man and Miranda does not believe she’s to blame for Evan’s marriage ending.
As for Miranda and Evan’s current status, the friend adds, “They’re figuring it out. It’s in the early stages; they’re still getting to know each other.”
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