Country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced they are getting a divorce, after four years of marriage.
Shelton and Lambert said in a joint statement obtained by E! News, “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 families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
Apparently, the divorce papers were filed several months ago. The couple hasn’t been seen together since April 19 for the ACM Awards in Texas.
Shelton previously talked about how hard it was to keep his relationship with Lambert out of the public eye:
We try so hard to keep people’s focus on what we do and not our marriage…It’s almost impossible to do that, and why open that door any further than it already is open by sitting down and doing interviews together rand giving every freakin’ magazine out there a two-sentence quote that’s turned into alien babies…There’s no reason for us to do that. We do interviews [separately], I love talking about her, I’ll talk about her all day if you want to. But for her and I to sit here together, it’s just going to turn into something about our marriage and it’s all we got left that’s private, is she and I and our home. And we just want to keep it that way.
The couple has no children together. We will keep you up-to-date on this story as news breaks. Keep checking back.