Us Weekly broke the information in April 2018 that the nation music star was dating the Turnpike Troubadours member after the 2 related throughout her Livin’ Like Hippies tour, which ran from January to June of that 12 months. “They are very much involved,” a supply revealed on the time, including that issues simply “happened” between them after they “started spending a lot more time together while on the road.”
The romance raised eyebrows since Lambert was still dating then-boyfriend Anderson East and Evan had been married to Staci since September 2016. “Staci had no other choice but to file for divorce. She was devastated,” the supply informed Us, whereas an insider near the guitarist claimed he filed for divorce first in February 2018.
Evan and Staci were “trying to have a baby” earlier than he left to tour with the Grammy winner, a supply completely revealed in May 2018. “They did not have marital problems, so Staci did not think anything would happen. He went on tour and he did not come home.” However, a second insider insisted on the time that the pair had been having relationship points previous to his romance with Lambert.
One week after Us confirmed Evan and Staci had finalized their divorce, the “Bluebird” songstress described herself as “happily single” in an August 2018 interview. She met her now-husband, Brendan McLoughlin, in November of that 12 months, and the 2 tied the knot in January 2019 after a whirlwind courtship.
“We didn’t date very long before we got married. And so we sort of got to just really, really, really get to know each other,” Lambert mentioned of the previous police officer throughout a February 2021 sit-down with SiriusXM’s Storme Warren. “It was just us two with no distraction, at my farm outside of Nashville. And so I was really thankful for it because it made us really strong.”
As for Evan and Staci, they performed coy about their standing after the Pistol Annies member moved on — however Staci left hints about their reunion for months earlier than making it official in March 2021 alongside the announcement of their daughter Evangelina’s delivery. “Thank you to everyone who kept her a secret until we were ready,” Staci wrote by way of her Instagram Story.
The following 12 months, the couple introduced that baby No. 2 was on the way.
Scroll by way of the gallery under to relive Staci and Evan’s tumultuous highway to reconciliation: