“Miranda and Chris were really into each other,” an insider tells Star. “They were acting like a couple.”
Young and Lambert happened to have a long-standing friendship, but after going on tour with her in 2012, a flame could have sparked between the pair. “A tour can take a lot out of you,” the insider explains. “They confided in each other. They stayed up nights just talking and she told him about the numerous issues in her marriage.”
And Shelton never knew until now? It didn’t seem like a big problem at the time. “Miranda and Chris’ bond has bothered him on occasion,” dishes an insider. “He’s so busy with his own music and filming The Voice that he has no idea how much they really talk,” the source told Star back in March.
But since then, Shelton’s suspicions have reportedly been heightened in the last few weeks—even believing that Lambert was unfaithful more than once in their marriage. New reports say the divorce may not be just about Lambert and Young’s past—but perhaps from convincing information that Shelton got his hands on about Lambert with another guy. “The truth is, she’s often lonely,” adds the source in March.
Their divorce statement may have seemed civil, but Shelton and Lambert definitely had a falling out about the unfaithfulness—especially when Shelton told Lambert to remove her farm animals from his Oklahoma ranch that he will be living permanently in after the divorce.