Blake Shelton was once married to a woman named Kaynette Gern. She also went by Kaynette Williams. She was his longtime sweetheart, road manager and the woman he divorced to be with Miranda Lambert. They married on November 17th, 2003 and divorced officially three years later.
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I’m not here to speculate what happened in their marriage. We all know the only people who know the absolute truth are those involved. In Kaynette’s divorce papers she listed “inappropriate marital misconduct” as the main reason for the marriage’s failure. All we know for sure is Blake moved on with Miranda and Kaynette or “Kat” moved to Great Bend, Kansas and became a school teacher.
Kaynette has mostly been reclusive in her new life but she did grant an interview with the National Enquirer in 2011. “After Blake and I split up, I moved from Tennessee back to Oklahoma, but then Blake and Miranda moved back there to a neighboring town, and it just felt like Oklahoma wasn’t big enough for all of us.”
Last year the Enquirer ran a story of Kaynette finally finding romance again in Cody Joe Sheck who is a world champion steer roper. He set the steer roping world record last June and as of last year, according to the Enquirer, they shared her three-bedroom, two-bath house on 8 1/2 acres in KS.
Last month Kaynette made the news again when her wedding dress was put up for auction on EBAY for $700. The seller wasn’t Kaynette, but reportedly a friend. There were no bids but you can still see the completed Ebay listing HERE .
It’s not always easy to move on from divorce, especially when your ex is a celebrity. Imagine the reminders Kaynette must face every time she goes to a grocery store, listens to the radio, or turns on tv. Blake and Miranda are everywhere! And I’m sure by many she’ll always be known as Blake’s ex-wife. I’d try to lead a reclusive life too. We wish her all the best.
Take a look at a current photo of Kaynette HERE . ( This is The Great Bend, KS. teacher newsletter. Scroll down to page 12. The woman on the left is listed as Kaynette Shelton…we can only ASSUME this is her by the caption. Notice she has a ring on her wedding finger )