SK: When you’re not working, what do you and Blake do for fun?
ML: We’re at the house, we like to cook dinner, watch a movie, go back roading or listen to music. We’re really chill. I mean, we live in the country, so there’s not much to do.
SK: We're dying to know, what’s the first piece of marriage advice that comes to your mind?
ML: Make time for each other. We don’t spend more than two weeks apart. And also, when I say “each other,” I mean just you and your partner. Because even if you’re together, but with other people, you’re not really together. What we learned in our first year, is that we were constantly surrounded by other people — living in LA when he was surrounded by The Voice or on tour with me and my people, so my biggest piece of advice is to just have “you two time.” Even if it’s just hanging out — nothing too fancy!
SK: What will you two be doing for the holidays? Any fun plans?
ML: For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we’re in Lindale, Texas with my family. And then for the day after Christmas, we head to Oklahoma to the in-laws’. He has a big family, so it’s usually a five day thing!
SK: Any insight on what you may get Blake this year?
ML: Well, not sure yet, but all of the dogs have stockings! And then they all fight over each other’s treats — even though they all get the same thing!