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One of Country Music’s cutest and loved couples, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting a divorce.
The Associated Press reported earlier that, “This is not the future we envisioned,” Shelton and Lambert’s representatives say in a statement to the AP. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
TMZ reported that the divorce is being finalized legally in Oklahoma where Blake Shelton fields the divorce documents. The two artists had a prenup written out prior to the divorce and so the split of the finances have gone reality smooth. Miranda had owned two places together, one in Nashville and another in Oklahoma. Miranda has decided to take the Nashville house as Blake will take the ranch in Oklahoma. TMZ has reported that Miranda has been taking her large amount of animals from the ranch the past several days.
Miranda and Blake got married on back in 2011 on May 14th. The first time they sang together was for the CMT 100 Greatest Duets in 2005. The duet preformed “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” and that was the first time there was a serious connecting between the singers.
Blake explained to The Boots that “I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody, “I was a married guy, you know? Standing up there and singing with somebody and going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening.’ Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.”
Miranda also stated to The Boots “I knew he was married, “I didn’t know what to do with it. It was my first duet with some other country star, and I didn’t know if it was initial butterflies because of that … I don’t know what it was. It was just this draw to each other.”
Both Blake and Miranda have received a lot of attention separately as artist and together as a couple in their four years of being married. Blake has been gaining a lot of popularity through his multiple seasons as a coach on The Voice. The couple’s names have appeared in many of the tabloids as well for rumors of splits that has fallen short of being true. The couple has tried hard to dissolve all of these rumors and illustrate their love for each other.
Blake told The Boots at one time “Miranda and I, our relationship is odd. But really, really, really tight. We’ve gotten to the point where we really lean on each other for a lot of things, and it surprises me with how much we’re involved with each other’s careers, probably to the point where it makes people that work with us uncomfortable.”