Miranda Lambert is on the cover of PEOPLE magazine this month where the singer talks about her “wild ride” to love, finding strength in her family and marriage, and her new home goods line inspired by her mother and grandmother.
Miranda’s mom, Beverly June Lambert, was diagnosed with breast cancer last September, and Miranda tells PEOPLE that she is now cancer-free.
“She’s been through a whole lot, but she’s doing really well, and she’s ready to roll,” Lambert shares. “I was able to be with her through the hardest parts. She’s unstoppable. She’s just been so strong and positive through the whole thing. It’s a good lesson for people to take away from a journey like that: Even though it’s a really scary place to be, the more positive, the better.”
“Miranda stayed as steady as a rock,” Beverly told PEOPLE. “She was home a lot during my chemo rounds and held things — and me — together. When she wasn’t here in Texas, we talked by phone or FaceTime so she could see how I was. On my head shaving day, she FaceTimed with me and my hairdresser so she could be with me. We had some unexpected bonding moments over her rubbing my bald head with essential oils. Those were the rawest and most tearful moments.”
The country singer says that her mother’s journey gave her perspective.
“All I want to do is dream, live in the moment and spend time doing things I love with my friends and family,” she says, “because this thing with my mom has taught me we don’t have them forever.”
One dream was to have her own home goods line and that dream is now a reality. Miranda launched Wanda June Home exclusively at Walmart stores in June. The collection is named after and inspired her mom along with her grandmother. Wanda Louise Coker, who died of cancer in 2019.
“The women in my family were very strong-headed, strong-willed, and made something out of nothing, because we didn’t come from much,” Lambert says. “My whole life, I’ve watched my mom go through some hard stuff, pick herself up by her bootstraps and go kick ass. That’s just who she is. I got so much of that from her, and she got it from her mom.”
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