Country singer Miranda Lambert strikes a pose on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s January 2016 issue, in which she opens up about her divorce from Blake Shelton.
In the issue, Lambert shared her thoughts on marriage after her split from Blake, who has moved on with Gwen Stefani. She revealed, "We were together for 10 years, married for four, were very quickly divorced, and are friends. I'm still processing everything and figuring out where to go and what happened. [Marriage is] a tough business, and we gave it our best college try… if I ever were to get married again — which is completely not on my radar at all right now — I feel like it's not about it being a step in life. It's not about a piece of paper or a diamond. It's the way you feel about somebody and the commitment in your heart.”
Though the split is still fresh, Miranda is focused on living life to the fullest. She explained, "I just want to live a life full of everything. Some of that might mean nights on my porch crying, drinking whiskey, and going, 'Man this sucks right now.' I don't necessarily want to know that I have really bad, long, lonely nights ahead of me, but I have had some, and I still have a bunch ahead of me. But it's about living in the moment and feeling every tinge of pain, then waking up the next day and going, 'All right, I'm going to ride my ponies. I'm going to have a girls' night.' That's where I am. That's where I'm gonna live.”
The 32-year-old is currently relishing her moment as one of the most popular female country artists. She gushed, "I just love what I do so much. I love songwriting and the road and the family of country music. I love being a female in country music and lifting up other females of country. I'm more in it right now than I ever have been.”
For more on Miranda, pick up Cosmopolitan’s January issue, on newsstands December 8.