A source tells InTouch that 34-year-old Miranda Lambert and 29-year-old Anderson East “grew apart” while on separate tours and broke up after two years together. And despite the fact that Anderson East has the name recognition that sits between “Who?” to “I think I’ve driven through that township before” he’s the one who broke up with her and she “didn’t see it coming.” But Miranda isn’t curled up in a hammock with an extra-hard hard lemonade, cursing Anderson’s name and hating on 1/4th of the directions on a compass. The source adds that she has thrown herself into work by writing songs, and that she “refuses to sit around feeling sorry for herself.”
However, another source insists that Anderson didn’t do the dumping, but didn’t deny that hooking up with Miranda was good for his career.
“Dating Miranda took him to the top of the musical A-list,” says the source.
I guess the music industry works on some kind of backwards alphabet system now that I wasn’t previously aware of.
Whoever blabbed to InTouch about Anderson not being the dumper deserves points for trying, but the gesture was futile. Miranda is going on tour with Little Big Town in July. Taylor Swift wrote one of Little Big Town’s biggest hits, “Better Man.” So basically, Miranda is just one degree removed Taylor Swift, which is not a good position to be in if you just broke up with someone. All it’s going to take is Miranda dialing up Taylor to say, “I heard you know your way around a breakup song,” and Taylor responding, “What are you thinking – I hate you, or like, I really hate you. I’ve got both, take your pick.”