Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert split after 4 years of marriage
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who have been married for 4 years are splitting up.
The pair announced today that they are headed for divorce, saying in a statement, “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.”
The two met back in 2005 when they were asked to sing together at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets concert. At the time Shelton was still married to his first wife, Kaynette Williams. Shelton admits that the chemistry between them was undeniable.
“They paired me with Miranda, and we were on stage for rehearsal, and I don’t know, something just happened, and we both knew it,” he said.
Lambert later said, “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.”
Shelton was divorced a year later and he and Lambert became inseparable.