Did Miranda Lambert break up Evan Felker's marriage with Staci Nelson?

Staci Nelson filed for divorce on February 28. This surprising turn of events has led many to wonder if Evan's intimacy with Miranda triggered the decision


                            Did Miranda Lambert break up Evan Felker's marriage with Staci Nelson?

Miranda Lambert has a new man in her life. The country singer is reportedly dating Turnpike Troubadours star Evan Felker a few weeks after announcing her split from Anderson East. The 34-year-old singer and Evan reportedly spent a lot of time when his band joined her on the Livin’ Like Hippies tour, which started in January. A source said that they formed a connection while they were on the road.

However, at the same time, Evan's wife Staci Nelson filed for divorce on February 28, 2018 in District Court of Oklahoma County. This surprising turn of events led many to ask the question: Did Miranda and Evan's relationship lead to his divorce? 



According to Radar Online, Staci filed for divorce on February 28 in the District Court of Oklahoma County. Her divorce file read, "Petitioner alleges that a state of complete and irreconcilable incompatibility has arisen between the parties, by virtue of Respondent’s abandonment of Petitioner, which has completely destroyed the legitimate aims of the marriage and rendered its continuation impossible." 

Evan Felker of The Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on May 01, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
Evan Felker of The Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on May 01, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

In response, Evan admitted in his filing on March 28 that their marriage was in a state of "of complete and irreconcilable incompatibility" but claimed he didn't abandon her. The lead singer of Turnpike Troubadours also requested that alimony payments shouldn't be given to either party.

Radar Online referred to Staci's filing as "sudden" and claimed it happened one month after he toured with Miranda.



Although the couple hasn't spoken about their split, Staci's father told the outlet that he was "heartbroken" over their divorce. "I don’t know Miranda, but from what I understand he was opening for her. From what I understand, Evan asked for the divorce. All I know is hearsay, so I’m not going to pass that on." He continued, "I don’t like to spread rumors, but I'd say you're on the right track."