After four years of marriage, country singer favorites – Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – have gotten divorced. TMZ reports that Shelton was the one who filed the divorce documents. Lambert will keep the couple’s home in Nashville and Shelton will keep the ranch in Oklahoma.
“This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter,” the couple said in a statement.
According to People, Shelton and Lambert met when they sang “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” together at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets concert. Both of their careers were hitting their peak. The multiplatinum stars were always denying rumors that their careers were tough on their marriage, even though they were known to joke about competing against each other for awards. To their credit, they were both very public about supporting each other’s successes.
Lambert is well-known for her fiery songs such as “Gunpowder & Lead” and “The House That Built Me.” The Grammy winner is a native Texan and seemed to be a perfect fit for Shelton. In 2010 she told The Associated Press that “[w]e’re a really normal couple. We like to back road and hunt and fish. When we’re home, we’re not in that mode. We’re not in work mode, but it’s so great to have success together.”
Shelton is known not only for his music, but also for being a judge on “The Voice” and as a co-host of the ACMs. Shelton’s fun-loving humor has won him fans all over the world.
Although the couple tried to keep their personal lives out of the limelight, the tabloids were relentless. They were particularly fond of commenting on Lambert’s weight and alleging that the couple was having troubles. When asked about the harassment she receives by the tabloids, Lambert told The Associated Press in 2014 that”[t]here are people who literally, their only job is to make other people miserable, and that’s a terrible way to live your life.”
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