Mary Lambert originally thought she wouldn’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with her girlfriend, The Voice alum Michelle Chamuel, but then their plans changed. Now, Mary says she just has to figure out how not to “destroy” the first turkey she’s ever made in her life.
“I wasn’t originally [going to be home for Thanksgiving], and my girlfriend actually was going to be doing press in Canada, and both of our things sort of got cancelled,” Mary tells ABC News Radio. “So it was kind of a shock, ’cause they got cancelled the same morning. So I called her and I was like, ‘I know you’re going to be gone but I’m going to be home for Thanksgiving.’ And she’s like, ‘Shut up! I just found out my stuff got cancelled too.’ So we get to be home for Thanksgiving, which is like, oh my God…so happy!”
Mary says she and Michelle will be together, but won’t be visiting their families. “It would be nice to see everybody, but traveling on top of traveling for both of us is just so exhausting that it’s so nice to just be home with the cat,” she laughs. “And I’m going to make a turkey for the first time ever, as an adult.”
Along with the turkey, Mary plans to create a side dish that’s a family tradition.
“My mom makes really amazing scalloped potatoes so I’m going to try to use the scalloped potato family recipe,” she says. “And not totally destroy this turkey!”
After Thanksgiving, Mary, who presented at Sunday night’s AMAs and performed during the pre-show,will be doing a few Christmas shows in support of her hit single “Secrets.” Next summer, she’ll hit the road with The Script.
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