Country Couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorce

Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have announced their divorce after four years of marriage.

The two got married after five years of dating back in 2011 in Texas. They released a statement to the Associated Press in which they explained their feelings on the situation:

“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.”

Both Blake and Miranda went on a tabloid rollercoaster over the past few years as divorce rumors began to circulate. However, they defended their marriage to various different media outlets.

This is Blake Shelton’s second divorce. His first was with his former wife in Kaynette Gern in 2006.