Miranda Lambert on Country’s Enduring Marriages

The latest thing in Hollywood marriages? Divorce. It happens all the time. Just this week, in fact, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation from her husband of more than 10 years, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

But in the country music world, many marriages seem to actually last forever.

And Miranda Lambert is glad she has good husband/wife role models in her world.

“It’s not easy when everyone is trying to tear you down, but you make a commitment and you stick to it,” Lambert said in a recent People magazine story . “In other parts of the entertainment world, it sometimes seems like marriage is so disposable. But country has some enduring marriages — Johnny and June, George and Nancy, Faith and Tim. I’m thankful we have those role models. I feel like our peers are rooting for us. They’re holding us up.”

Lambert’s nearly three-year marriage to Blake Shelton is under constant media scrutiny because they are both celebrities. (Had Lambert married a dentist or a cop, I am assuming the tabloids would be less interested.) But because his name sells magazines and her name sells magazines, it seems like every week there is a new tabloid story about their impending divorce.

Even stories about how her songs are clues about the trouble in their paradise. Those songs include her new single “Automatic.”

“There were rumors that was about our marriage, that it had become boring and predictable. How do people even think that up?” Lambert said.

None of that is true. Lambert and Shelton sound as happy as can be.

“At some point, you calm down,” she said. “I’m happy. I’m more settled. I’ve put down roots.”