Was Blake Shelton in the ACM audience during Miranda Lambert’s diss attempt?

54th Annual ACM Awards Arrivals

Sunday night, Miranda Lambert made her red carpet debut with her new husband Brendan McLoughlin at the ACM Awards. They looked happy enough. Miranda’s ex-husband Blake Shelton was there with Gwen Stefani, his girlfriend of several years. This is not the first time Blake and Miranda have been at the same awards show, nor is it the first time Gwen, Blake and Miranda have been at the same awards show. It’s no secret that Miranda and Blake didn’t end on good terms, and I will always believe that they’ve both got enough people looking out for them at awards shows, basically ensuring that they’ll never run into each other, and guaranteeing that if Blake wins something, the cameras won’t cut to Miranda and vice versa.

That being said, Miranda is still messy AF and petty AF. So of course she had to throw some shade on Blake’s home state of Oklahoma during her ACM performance. She was singing a medley of her songs and she sang-spoke the line “I got the hell out of Oklahoma…” Which is true, she got the hell out of the home she shared with Blake… when he filed for divorce and kicked her out. Here are the videos:

It’s interesting that there was no cutaway to Blake and Gwen at that moment. Which makes me wonder if they stepped out for Miranda’s performance. According to In Touch Weekly, “A source exclusively told InTouch that the couple got up during the commercial break and apparently missed his ex’s performance.” What’s the pettier move, refusing to sit in the audience while your ex performs, or dissing your ex’s home state during your performance?

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49 Responses to “Was Blake Shelton in the ACM audience during Miranda Lambert’s diss attempt?”

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  1. DS9 says:

    I wouldn’t want cameras on my face while I’m watching my ex work. My face says everything

    • SNAP says:

      LOL…right? I think stepping out b4 the performance is a more sensitive approach.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here. I can’t stand Blake, but I can’t blame him for stepping out during that one. Most people wouldn’t want to sit and watch their ex-spouse perform anyway.

    • ShazBot says:

      The Justin Timberlake cautionary tale

    • L says:

      This is what happened to Chelsey Davy during Harry and Meghans wedding……her every facial expression was scrutinized!………Very good Blake left quietly b4 the performance

  2. Wilady says:

    I mean what would one do in the audience? You can’t win against that petty crap, no matter what. Just grimace? Smile and clap? Look oblivious? Annoyed? Supportive? I’d probably get the hell out of dodge and avoid the whole thing too with a well timed bathroom break.

  3. Victoria says:

    It’s pettier to call out your ex onstage when you’ve both clearly moved on.

    • SNAP says:

      This^ if she had moved on there’d be no need for dissing.

    • Millenial says:

      I dunno. She’s been singing the lyrics that way for YEARS. So, it’s not like it’s something new she did to specifically dump on Blake in public.

  4. velourazure says:

    Is Miranda 4 years old?

  5. Cherie says:

    She is also from Oklahoma, perhaps this is a case of if you need me, I’ll be where my reputation don’t ‘precede’ me.

    • Laurabb says:

      She is from Texas.

    • Annika says:

      You might be thinking of Carrie Underwood, she’s the one from Oklahoma.
      Miranda is from Texas.

    • Abby says:

      I’ve been to her hometown of Lindale, Texas!

      Like the others said – Carrie is from OK.

      • Jeanette says:

        She may not have been born in Oklahoma, but she had a ranch of her own outside of Tishmingo.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Cherie – I get your comment, you are quoting her song “Vice”, where she just can’t help “Another vice, another call
      Another bed I shouldn’t crawl out of…”

  6. LaraK says:

    of course they stepped out. Even without the diss (which she has done before btw, the exact same one), cameras would have cut to Blake at some point. So they are not there.
    I’m sure if Blake performed, Miranda would have walked out too for the duration.
    It’s common sense.
    That said, she’s super petty. This was tots a revenge marriage. But whatever.

  7. Tiffany says:

    You know Miranda, you messy. Come on, you are married and a step parent. These are the steps to grow…….*laughs*.

    I’m kidding, ya dummy. Don’t change, I love it.

  8. Ader says:

    Miranda’s new man looks like “grown Eddie Munster.”

  9. savu says:

    I have the annoying “gift” where everyone can read what I’m thinking on my face, before I ever open my mouth… I would’ve left too! No drama and then she’s singing her little dis to someone who’s not even there. I wonder if they had some sort of heads up from organizers.

  10. Originaltessa says:

    Omg, she just can’t help herself can she? Petty immature foolish girl.

  11. Jb says:

    Will someone in country music ever call her out for the mess that she is?? So she can sing those lyrics and ppl lap it up as shade but where are those who will read her for filth!

  12. BlueNailsBetty says:

    I would laugh if her sales in Oklahoma dropped off for a while. Also, did you see Reba shade her with a supportive comment for her “Oklahoma brother” referencing Blake?

  13. Jess says:

    They probably stepped out because they know she’s a petty immature bitch and would do something like that, is she trying to be the innocent victim in that divorce now?! How this chick still has fans is beyond me, I find everything about her disgusting.

  14. LL says:

    I’m sure Oklahoma is more than happy to be rid of that trashy, hot mess.

    • Veronika says:

      We are. Husband is from Oklahoma and most people there are glad she took herself and her BS and left. So petty. She has been doing that line in concert since last year or a couple years ago so it is nothing new but it is aggressive and ugly as fuck to do it while your ex is sitting there (or not sitting there it appears LOL) in the audience at a live awards show. She needs to grow up.

  15. a says:

    Miranda has been singing that line since 2016! Blake has taken numerous jabs at Miranda on social media and in interviews. He is the petty one.

    • Jess says:

      He gets more of a pass to be petty though, she’s the one who cheated. Plus after seeing how she gets off on “stealing” married men I bet he feels like he got caught up in her sick game, since he cheated on his former wife with Miranda. He made a mistake but I guarantee she was relentless in pursuing him.

    • Veronika says:

      Oh please, A. He has kept his mouth shut about her for years. He isn’t petty–at least not anymore. She’s the one who revived old BS with that line.

  16. elimaeby says:

    Side note, what the ever-loving f**k is going on with Gwen’s face? She looks equal parts Real Housewife and Real Doll. It’s so sad. I really looked up to her when I was in my tweens (Tragic Kingdom era).

  17. Nubbins says:

    Kudos to you if you’re the kind of even-tempered person who could sit politely and smile, and clap politely when it’s over. I for one, could never do that, as my eye-rolling and sarcastic comments would be caught on camera for sure. I would have to get up and leave or else risk making an even bigger ass of myself by staying.

  18. Ferdinand says:

    She cheated on him, then moved on with a married man, and now she’s married a man with a newborn. And she is trying to play the victim here ? Girl, no.

  19. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Her married ex Evan is from OK too. So I’m sure in general she doesn’t want to be there.

  20. LisaT says:

    Blake/Gwen left their seats during the commercial break because Blake was performing in the next block.

  21. april says:

    If I were Gwen and Blake I would have left too. I think that way it’s much less awkward for everyone involved. I would hate to have the audience watching me. Miranda looks beautiful. Gwen looks good but so over the top with hair and makeup.