Are Miranda Lambert & ‘The Voice’s’ Blake Shelton Adding To Their Family?
First Published: August 23, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In addition to the bustle of their dizzying music careers, country power couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have both taken on exciting new side projects – Miranda with a new musical trio, Pistol Annies, and Blake, with his duties as a mentor on NBC’s hit reality competition, “The Voice” – and Miranda revealed her husband is having a blast with his new gig.
“It’s awesome. He’s loving ‘The Voice,’” Miranda told Access Hollywood of Blake’s reality show, during an interview with her new group, Pistol Annies, in Beverly Hills on Monday. “We would pile on the [tour] bus and watch it and I was kind of a fanatic about it, like, ‘Don’t talk during ‘The Voice’!’
“But [Blake] didn’t tell me any inside [info] I didn’t want to know,” she continued. “I liked to watch as a fan, as a viewer.”
Blake’s “Voice” experience has continued to live on, despite the show currently being on hiatus, as Miranda said they’ve adopted his two favorite aspiring “The Voice” singers into their fold.
“Definitely we’ve taken on two new family members – Dia Frampton and Xenia from the show,” she told Access, adding that she and her new band are planning to write music with the two former “Voice” contestants. “Pistol Annies is trying to get in on some of ‘The Voice’ action.”
As for Blake’s at-home antics, Miranda and bandmates Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, said Blake’s prank-loving goofy ways are not just for show.
“He’s pretty much the same all around,” Miranda told Access.
“He likes to grab phones,” Ashley revealed. “He’s memorized my password and he likes to send some not nice messages to random people just for fun. He thinks it’s real funny.”
“If I get a message from Miranda that like, makes me cry, I’ll be like, ‘BLAKE!’” Angaleena added, laughing.
Miranda’s and the Pistol Annies girls – whose debut album, “Hell on Heels” hits stores on Tuesday — have a long-running friendship, and both singers were part of Miranda’s bridal party when she and Blake married in May.
However, “The House That Built Me” singer revealed she and her now-husband chose not to have a maid of honor or best man at their nuptials.
“Blake and I didn’t do that. We have such great friends,” she explained. “We had friends in the wedding that were from childhood and then friends from adulthood. So, we said that they were all maids of honor and best men because they’re all that close to us.
“It’s hard to make new friends in this business so we cherish our friendships,” she added.
As for married life, Miranda said she’s enjoying being a wife, but said having children is not an immediate priority.
“We have seven rescue dogs. So, no,” Miranda told Access when asked if she and Blake are ready for children. “Every time we get a new puppy we realize we’re not ready for a child!”
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