The country singer and Voice coach joined Chelsea Handler’s Netflix series Chelsea recently and discussed the story behind his recent album, If I’m Honest, which chronicles his divorce from country superstar Miranda Lambert and his coupling with Voice costar Stefani that followed.
In the interview, which Rolling Stone premiered ahead of its Thursday airing, Shelton describes the different phases of the album that are based on his life, from his divorce to “trying to pick the pieces up from being at the rock bottom and then trying to moving forward.”
Shelton goes on, saying, “And next thing you know this person I kind of knew and worked with on the show, I didn’t really know her that well the first time around on the show … and then to all of a sudden to find out she’s going through basically the same exact thing at the same time and this is how my life turned around — so quickly, too, by the way. All this just has to be meant to happen. So I made a record about it.”
Afterwards, Shelton admits the whole thing still makes him nervous to talk about. But, at Handler’s questioning, he says there’s “absolutely no question” that he’s the happiest he’s been in his whole life.