Who’s too sexy for this podcast? Not our subjects this week, widely recognized as two of the Sexiest Men Alive, and their equally jaw-dropping ex-wives. First up, Stacie has country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, and seriously, if you don’t Miranda’s back story, buckle up. It’s amazing.
Then, Alicia brings us the much bleaker story of the six-year-long marriage of 70s/80s heartthrob Burt Reynolds and his wife Loni Anderson. It was the divorce without end, but also, the story of Loni Anderson surviving and thriving after an abusive relationship.
Housekeeping: As of publication, there are still some tickets left for our Atlanta show with Erica Kelley of Southern Fried True Crime on August 25. Visit Venkmans.com to get yours. We can’t wait to see you!
https://countryfancast.com/the-story-behind-blake-sheltons-two-marriages/ Overview of Blake’s first marriage
https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/number-one-with-a-bullet/ Great story about Miranda, including Bev and Rick’s meeting
https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/amp43217/miranda-lambert-parents-private-detectives/ Book excerpt, alternate Bev and Rick meeting / PI work
https://www.nickiswift.com/38545/real-reasons-miranda-lambert-blake-shelton-divorced/ Writer Jessica Sager’s overview of the end of Blake and Miranda
https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/miranda-lamberts-ex-says-she-cheated-with-blake-shelton Jeff Allen has something to say to Blake Shelton
https://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/music/blake-shelton-miranda-lambert-divorce-after-years/article_2522193d-1e7f-53c8-a582-24970377b316.html Blake’s hometown paper, the Tulsa World, reports on their divorce
https://www.tmz.com/2015/07/23/miranda-lambert-blake-shelton-the-voice-divorce-infidelity-cheating/ TMZ reports that The Voice ruined their marriage
https://hollywoodlife.com/2015/11/11/miranda-lambert-friends-cheated-blake-shelton-divorce/ Friends don’t believe Miranda cheated
https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/07/blake-shelton-miranda-lambert-divorce-rumored-affair-ruined-cady-groves-career-brother-claims/ Brother of an alleged Blake girlfriend during the marriage
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-burt-reynolds-loni-anderson-divorce-20180906-story.html The ugly divorce that just wouldn’t end
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/09/sally-field-memoir-burt-reynolds-relationship Sally Field opens up about Burt Reynolds
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17896980 10 facts about Burt’s furry Cosmo centerfold