Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, one of country music’s beloved couples, are getting divorced.
Warner Music Nashville has confirmed the news, as reported by the Associated Press.
“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 reports that Shelton is the one who filed divorce documents in Oklahoma “a while ago,” and it’s expected that a judge will officially proclaim their marriage over as of Monday (July 20). The website reports that the two artists’ finances were split relatively easily, as they already had a prenup, and the couple’s properties are also being split. Shelton and Lambert own a ranch in Oklahoma as well as a home in Nashville; the “Sangria” singer will retain the ranch while his wife will get the family home in Music City. According to TMZ’s sources, Lambert has been moving her plethora of animals off the ranch in the past few days.
From around the web:
Contact Music claims Blake will keep their ranch while Miranda gets their home in Nashville.
A source tells E!: “Their busy schedules were a big issue for them. They both worked a lot and had to spend a lot of time apart. The less time they spent together, the more they grew apart. Trust was an issue for both of them. It went along with having to spend a lot of time apart. Rumors of infidelity put stress on them. Despite denials, even just rumors of cheating are still hard to hear.”
A source tells Hollywoodlife.com: “Miranda felt very lonely in their marriage and really wanted a baby. She really thought having a child together would solve a lot of their issues. Unfortunately, having a baby wasn’t a priority for Blake who was focused on his career and having fun. He was enjoying his life and wasn’t ready to make that kind of commitment. The baby battle really put a strain on their relationship.”
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