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Blake Shelton on His Divorce from Miranda Lambert, New Album 'If I'm Honest,' & Gwen Stefani

by Cailey Lindberg   Jul 8, 2016 17:16 PM EDT

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Blake Shelton is happier than ever, and in a new interview he is talking his new love Gwen Stefani following a tough divorce from ex-wife Miranda Lambert. He also appeared to discuss his new album, If I’m Honest, which chronicles both of these topics.

Shelton appeared on Chelsea Handler’s series on Netflix, Chelsea, to discuss the new album, his divorce and Stefani. Shelton and Stefani met when they were both coaches on the hit TV show The Voice. Rolling Stone premiered the article before it was scheduled to air on Thursday.

Shelton described his divorce to Handler as, “Trying to pick the pieces up from being at rock bottom and then trying to move forward.”

He continued with, “And next thing you know this person I kind of knew and worked with on the show, I didn’t really know her that well the first time around on the show… and then to all of a sudden to find out she’s going through basically the same exact thing at the same time and this is how my life turned around -- so quickly, too, by the way. All this just has to be meant to happen. So I made a record about it.”

Shelton said to Handler that he is still hesitant to get too in depth on either his divorce or Stefani, but also said there is “absolutely no question” that he has never been happier.

The country singer’s interview with Handler was certainly better press than a story in In Touch last September, which portrayed him as being a drunk and a womanizer. Shelton is currently suing the tabloid for defamation of character, since the story hinges on the premise that these two factors contributed to his divorce from Lambert.

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