Miranda Lambert and her alleged boyfriend Evan Felker didn't take long to become a couple.
The Turnpike Troubadours had only three dates on her Livin' Like Hippies tour.
A source says, “[People are] making it seem like, ‘Oh, they got close while they were on tour together,’ as if the tour was six months long, but it was three days, and the first two of those he was still acting like he was in love with his wife." The insider says he didn’t even call home the third night.
The relationship apparently started before the tour with a few texts. At first, they were business-like but soon turned flirty. Evan showed his wife the messages but still decided to go on tour with Miranda because of the opportunity for him to write songs with her.
Reps for Felker and Lambert did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
During their one-and-a-half-year marriage, Felker and his wife Nelson, 33, were like “best friends,” says the source, and he was open with her about Lambert’s text messages before heading out on the road.
“He knew it was flirty and crossed a line with Staci. He showed her the whole thing and felt bad about it. It wasn’t sexual or anything, but he was like, ‘I don’t want to blow her off because this is the kind of money that can change our grandkids’ lives if I’m able to write with this person,'” adds the source.
Then the tour came, sending Lambert and Felker on the road together for three dates from Feb. 1-3.
“[People are] making it seem like, ‘Oh, they got close while they were on tour together,’ as if the tour was six months long, but it was three days, and the first two of those he was still acting like he was in love with his wife,” the insider says, adding that Felker “didn’t even call home the third night.”
When the tour ended, Felker allegedly skipped his flight home to Oklahoma — where Nelson and Felker lived as newlyweds — and continued traveling with Lambert, telling his wife via email, “I’m not coming home this week,” according to the source.
Felker then “full-on ghosted” Nelson as Lambert shared cryptic posts via Instagram, the source says. On Feb. 7, Lambert posted a photo of her smiling in front of a mirror featuring the words “I do this thing called whatever I want” written in red.