Evan Felker and wife were 'trying to have a baby' before he met Miranda

Evan and Staci Felker were “trying to have a baby” before the Turnpike Troubadours frontman went on tour with Miranda Lambert, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“They did not have martial problems, so Staci did not think anything would happen,” the source tells Us. “He went on tour and he did not come home.”

Still, a second source insists that Evan and Staci were in fact having martial issues before his relationship with Lambert began.

Us Weekly exclusively confirmed earlier this month that Lambert started dating Evan after his band opened up for the “Vice” singer in February, despite the fact that he was married to his now-estranged wife. (Lambert was also still technically dating Anderson East when things “happened” between her and Evan. Usrevealed on April 7 that the Grammy winner and the “Satisfy Me” crooner had split after two years together.)

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadours performs at SiriusXM Studios on October 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 04: Singer-songwriter Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during the 44th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Recording Artist Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours performs on-stage during the 18th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference at Mercy Lounge on September 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for Americana Music)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 04: Singer-songwriter Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during the 44th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - MAY 01: Ryan Engleman, Kyle Nix, Evan Felker and Gabriel Pearson of Turnpike Troubadours pose for a photo during 2016 Stagecoach Califo rnia's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on May 01, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
INDIO, CA - MAY 01: Evan Felker of The Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on May 01, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
INDIO, CA - MAY 01: Evan Felker of The Turnpike Troubadours performs onstage during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on May 01, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 05: Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 05: Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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According to the first source, Evan “did not get on his flight home and did not answer Staci’s calls” after he wrapped his tour with Lambert. After a few weeks of silence, Staci found out that Evan had filed from divorce from the local newspaper.

“He completely shut Staci out,” the source tells Us. “Two months later — after Staci put it all together — he confessed everything.”

Lambert announced on March 12 that the Turnpike Troubadours are set to join her on the Bandwagon Tour this summer.

For more on Lambert’s relationship with Evan, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands Wednesday, May 2.

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Anderson East and Miranda Lambert attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Anderson East and Miranda Lambert attend the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Singer-songwriters Anderson East and Miranda Lambert attend the Miranda MuttNation March at Nissan Stadium on June 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artists Anderson East (L) and recording artist Miranda Lambert arrive at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media )
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Musican Anderson East (L) and singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert backstage during the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Anderson East and Miranda Lambert attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Anderson East and Miranda Lambert attend the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV ? APRIL 03: Recording artist Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Miranda Lambert and Anderson East pose in the audience at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Recording artists Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Anderson East attend the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp)
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