We knew it would happen eventually. On April 15, Miranda Lambert had a public run-in with ex-husband Blake Shelton and his current girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. When Miranda — who recently sparked plastic surgery rumors — took the stage to perform “Keeper of the Flame,” Blake and Gwen were sitting “in her direct line of sight,” according to a witness who spoke with In Touch magazine. The couple — who started dating in November 2015 — apparently “sat still and did not exchange glances or words with one another the entire time."
But don’t worry, the awkwardness doesn't stop there. When Miranda accepted her award for Song of the Year for “Tin Man,” she explained to the crowd that her album, The Weight of These Wings, was recorded shortly after her and Blake’s 2015 split, but she refused to make eye contact with the 41-year-old singer. On top of that, she thanked her fans for sharing her “broken heart.”
It sounds like the country crowd seemed to be on her side, though. “There were many moments throughout the night when people socialized, but Blake and Gwen remained in their seats,” the witness shared. “No one approached to speak to them.” Miranda just recently split from her boyfriend Anderson East, so she attended the ACM Awards solo.
As for Blake and Gwen? The pair plan to tie the knot sometime soon — and want to have a baby! “Gwen had her last child at 44, and at 48, she says she’s healthier than ever,” a source previously told Life & Style. “Her dream is to marry Blake and have his child. And announcing her pregnancy to friends and family on their big day would make the wedding all the more special. They’re both so overjoyed.”