OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Set a Wedding Date

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May 14. That’s just 10 weeks away. And it is the day Miranda Lambert will become Mrs. Blake Shelton. (Maybe she’ll stay Miranda Lambert as opposed to Miranda Shelton or Miranda Lambert-Shelton, but you get the idea.) In the cover story for the April issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine , she talks lovingly of the man she will marry that day. “He’s somebody I can look up to as a mentor, but he’s also somebody I can vent to, because he’s like my other half,” she says. She also paints a picture of a relationship that is very normal. Like how after the CMA Awards last November, they went back to Oklahoma and Shelton burned a brush pile and Lambert made chocolate chip cookies. And when the magazine asks her about getting serious with someone in the same country music business she is in, she says she never thought about him that way. “I mean, I fell in love with the person,” she said.

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