Turnabout is fair play for Miranda Lambert.
The country music superstar, who lost husband Blake Shelton to Gwen Stefani, has stolen another woman's man, friends claim.
DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal that just months after Miranda, 34, split from musician Anderson East, she began a relationship with married Evan Felker, the 34-year front man of the band Turnpike Troubadours.
'Miranda stole Evan from Staci,' a close friend of abandoned and devastated wife Staci Felker told DailyMail.com. 'There's no doubt about it.'
According to the friend, Evan and his band were invited to be the opening act for Miranda's current tour Livin' Like Hippies, which began in January and runs through June.iPhone transfer software
Just months after Miranda Lambert (left), 34, split from musician Anderson East, she began a relationship with married Turnpike Trubadours frontman Evan Felker, pictured right, who was married at the start of their relationship
Evan Felker (right) filed for divorce from his wife, Staci (left), on February 16, just a month after he joined Lambert's Livin' Like Hippies, which began in January and runs through June
'Evan was so excited to go on tour with Miranda,' the friend said. 'Any band would jump at the chance to tour with Miranda.'
But a few weeks before the tour began, Evan started receiving private text messages from Miranda.
At first the text messages were professional enough, explained the insider. Miranda told him how excited she was that his band - Turnpike Troubadours - was going to be opening for her.
Then Miranda texts started becoming more personal, the insider said.
The Tin Man singer told him that she wanted to write songs with him.
'Evan was excited about the prospect of being able to co-write with a country legend, it would take him to another level of stardom,' said the friend.
Then the texts 'went from friendly to flirty. Miranda started sending Evan selfies, nothing risqué or provocative'.
But the selfies and text messages made Evan feel uncomfortable, so much so he showed them to his wife, Staci, the woman he married in September 2016.
Evan asked Staci to go on tour with him but she couldn't.
Evan had asked Staci if she wanted to join him on tour, but she couldn't because of her job. He then stopped answering her texts and calls once on the road
Staci and Evan, pictured kissing right, married in September 2016. They got engaged in late 2015
In divorce papers filed on February 16 (pictured), Evan stated that reason for divorce was because of irreconcilable differences 'which has completely destroyed the legitimate aims of the marriage and rendered its continuation impossible'
Twelve days after Evan filed for divorce, Staci filed her own divorce papers on February 28 (pictured). In her divorce documents Staci accuses Evan of abandoning her as the reason for divorce. She is also asking for alimony
'She trusted Evan and had no worries that he would ever be unfaithful to her,' explained the friend. 'She has a professional job and just couldn't get up and leave it and take time off whenever she wants to.'
But after a three-date tour ended at the end of January, Evan didn't come back to their home in Oklahoma.
Staci desperately tried calling him for days, with no response. She later believed he blocked her number.
On February 16, she was