Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton understand that it was really awkward to fall for one another while Shelton was married, but that hasn’t stopped them from talking about it incessantly. Do newlyweds get a free pass like pregnant ladies? Either way, Lambert sat down with NBC’s Hoda Kotb for a Dateline special on Monday night, to once again describe those indescribable feelings that came over her when she took the stage with Shelton at CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005. “It was a weird chemistry I’ve never felt before. Like, and I didn’t know what to do with it,” she explained. “And it was my first was duo with some other country star. And I didn’t know if it was just initial butterflies because of that, or what it was. It was just this draw to each other.” Perhaps the it’s called guilt? Being the good daughter of two private investigators, who scoured the wedding photo spreads in Country Weekly on a regular basis, Lambert knew that Shelton was off-limits, given his marriage to Kaynette Williams, yet couldn’t help but be captivated by the business-meets-party limbo situation going on on top of his head. “I was like, if it looks like a mullet and acts like a mullet, it’s a mullet,” she explained after Kotb scolded her for being attracted to something so grotesque—if there’s one thing Hoda knows, it’s hair. Yet the heart wants what the heart wants. Lambert also complained about her new husband’s obsession with Twitter, calling herself a “Twittow” after her failed attempts at restricting his daily use. Easy on the nagging, Miranda. We wouldn’t want him to leave you for social media.
As for her latest professional project, Lambert is preparing for world domination with the female country collective Pistol Annies. “I said I wanted to build an empire. So I started a girl band,” she said. “People think I’m crazy. They’re going, you did what? It’s just—it’s three artists, three artists. We’re all alike in the fact that we sing about empowering women and real life.” Y’know, like those annoying times when you fall in love with someone who is already taken, which is most likely more of a universal experience than one would think.