It looks like more than one positive thing came out of Miranda Lambert’s post-divorce album!
The country star earned her eighth consecutive Academy of Country Music Award earlier this week for her album The Weight of These Wings — which she wrote as a breakup album after her divorce from country crooner Blake Shelton. But Miranda’s record also helped him bond with his current girlfriend Gwen Stefani.
“Miranda’s music has actually brought Blake and Gwen closer than ever. Blake and Gwen actually listen to Miranda’s latest album and the music has given Gwen a chance to learn more about Blake and what went wrong in his marriage,” a source revealed to Hollywood Life.
When “The House That Built Me” singer accepted her ACM award, she thanked her fans for allowing her to use her “heartbreak” as inspiration for her latest album and letting her share her story with them. And even though Gwen was upset with the 33-year-old for mentioning her new beau in such a public way, the “Hollaback Girl” singer is definitely benefitting from Miranda’s openness.
“Thanks to some of the revealing, heartbreaking tracks, Blake has been able to open up to Gwen in ways that he otherwise would not have the courage to,” the insider continued. “While Blake is not entirely pleased Miranda writes music about their broken marriage, in a sweet way it has brought Blake to a place of vulnerability and closeness in his current relationship with Gwen.”
Gwen, 47, and Blake, 40, met while on the set of NBC’s The Voice, where they both serve as coaches on the hit singing competition series. They went public with their relationship in October 2015, after Blake and Miranda announced their split and Gwen was in the midst of her divorce from Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale.
Scroll through the gallery below to relive Blake and Miranda’s cutest moments!