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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton battled to save marriage

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton battled to save marriage

Miranda Lambert says she and Blake Shelton battled hard to save their marriage.

The country music stars shocked fans when they divorced earlier this year after four years of marriage but Miranda, 32, insists they "gave it our best college try" before splitting up.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "Marriage is a tough business, and we gave it our best college try."

And while their relationship is over, Miranda has nothing but kind words for her 39-year-old former husband, who recently started dating Gwen Stefani.

She said: "I had a great relationship with an amazing man, so I know what good is. I have a great launching pad for the future. I will never take that for granted."

However, Miranda admitted that the split hasn't always been easy.

Speaking about trying to move on, she said: "Some of that might mean nights on my porch crying, drinking whiskey, and going, 'Man, this sucks right now.'"

Miranda also revealed that she is throwing herself into her music and she feels "sexiest" when she is performing.

She said: "I feel the sexiest when I'm in my element, which is playing music. It doesn't really matter what I'm wearing necessarily or where I'm at, just on stage with my band playing music is sort of where I feel like I belong and that makes me feel sexy."