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Why did Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorce? Inside their relationship

The country music stars used to be a power couple


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Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
December 14, 2022
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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton used to be one of the most recognisable couples in the country music world, with the pair having been married between 2011 and 2015.

READ: Miranda Lambert makes rare comment about Blake Shelton divorce

The couple surprised their fans when they called it quits, with the pair releasing a joint statement. "This is not the future we envisioned, and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately," they said. "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."

WATCH: Inside the love story of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

 Rumours began circulating about their split, with the pair dismissing allegations that both had cheated during their time together, while another report claimed Miranda and Blake split because of differing views on whether to have children.

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin dance it up together ahead of the CMA Awards

SEE: Miranda Lambert shares heartfelt photo with husband Brendan McLaughlin as she enjoys time off from performing

In 2016, Blake opened up about their split, explaining that he didn't fully know why they had decided to go their separate ways.

At an album launch party, he explained: "It's basically what it sounds like. At some point whether you go through a divorce or a breakup or whatever, once you get past the anger and the frustration of it all, you kind of go into the sad part of it where it's just like, 'Gosh, how come that didn't work out?'"

Blake had previously hinted at marriage difficulties, revealing that their long-distance relationship was taking its toll.

Blake Shelton kisses Miranda Lambert© Photo: Getty Images

Blake and Miranda were married from 2011 to 2015

Speaking to People, he said that although the pair tried to make sure they never went more than "two weeks" apart, there were still challenges. "But the truth is that you just got to take advantage of every window of time that you have, and you can't force it to happen," he said.

Miranda added in a separate interview with the publication: "Blake's person is pulling him that way, and my person is pulling me this way."

REVEALED: Miranda Lambert's cheeky birthday request for the 2022 CMA Awards

INSIDE: Miranda Lambert's incredibly cozy living room at her Nashville mansion

Following their split, the couple did not see eye to eye, but they have since buried the hatchet as they moved on with their lives.

Blake is now married to his Voice co-star, Gwen Stefani, while Miranda is married to police officer Brendan McLoughlin.

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