Are they getting hitched? Miranda Lambert's beau Evan Felker trying to end his marriage ASAP
It is being reported that the sole reason behind Felker trying to get his divorce fast-tracked is none other than his rumored girlfriend, Miranda
Looks like Turnpike Troubadours singer Evan Felker is in a massive hurry to become a single man. The musician has reportedly filed a motion in court so as to get his divorce from estranged wife Staci Nelson as soon as possible. Although the couple filed for divorce back in mid-February this year, Felker wants to be a free man as fast as he possibly can.
The couple had been together for 16 months before they decided to head their separate ways. They had already filed for divorce when rumors of Felker dating Lambert surfaced in the media. Along with that a whole host of reports also emerged that the split was caused because Felker began getting close to Lambert while both were on tour together.
According to court papers obtained by Radar Online, the 34-year-old singer claims that “if a scheduling order is not entered,” Staci “will unduly delay” their divorce proceedings. It is a clear indication that Felker wants his divorce pretty bad, and does not want the proceedings to get dragged out in any way.
And according to an insider from Us Weekly, the sole reason behind Felker trying to get his divorce fast-tracked is none other than his rumored girlfriend, Miranda Lambert. “Anyone who actually speaks to Staci knows she has wanted out of this marriage for months," said the insider.
"Evan is the one who disappeared again and changed his phone number. They both planned to end this quietly. Staci has never wanted to go to court and Evan told Staci he did not want to either, so there is probably someone a little more powerful dictating all of this,” the source later added.
Felker filed for divorce on February 16, but then, Staci submitted her own petition for divorce on February 28, with the allegations that she was completely abandoned by her husband of 16 months, a charge which Felker has since completely denied.
In the last few weeks, even Staci seems to have had no chill, and she's been showering the media with her heartbreak and regrets over her marriage falling apart. According to sources, Staci even went on to call Lambert a 'homewrecker' of sorts, an allegation which Lambert did not take very well.
“Miranda definitely doesn’t like being in the spotlight like this, having her love life scrutinized and analyzed is her idea of hell, but she realizes it’s part and parcel of being famous,” revealed the inside source.
The insider added, “Miranda thinks it’s unfortunate that Evan’s ex is making a public show out of their breakup, and implying she’s a homewrecker, because, she insists, that’s not the case at all.”
Felker is reportedly smitten by Lambert, and the couple is very much in love, according to reports. "Evan wants the divorce for his new life and so he can be with Miranda. Evan wants to be with Miranda and he didn’t want to be married to his wife anymore. He wanted the divorce first," says a source about Evan's side of the story.
The source also added, "Staci had no choice but to go through with it. They had been together for about five years or so, including the time they were married."
Reports also suggested that Staci was completely blindsided by Felker's decision to divorce, and she found out about the divorce filing from the local newspaper.
“They did not have marital problems, so Staci did not think anything would happen,” the source told Us Weekly. “He went on tour and he did not come home,” the insider claimed, saying that Felker completely ghosted his wife after returning from tour.