Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorced. A judge officially brought their four-year marriage to an end on Monday when they signed divorce papers filed two weeks earlier, according to TMZ.

The confirmation of their divorce came just hours after they went public with their split, announcing in a statement to Us Weekly: "This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately.


Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have divorced


"We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."

It is understood that the country music power couple had a prenuptial agreement and will split their Oklahoma and Nashville properties accordingly.

The couple first met during an onstage duet at CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert back in 2005, when Shelton was still married to his first wife, Kaynette Gern. They have been heavily involved in one another’s musical careers since, co-writing the emotional hit song Over You about Blake’s late brother Richie.

Miranda has been keeping busy on her music career over the past few days


"I didn't know if it was just initial butterflies… I don't know what it was," Miranda later told Hoda Kotb in 2011 of the initial encounter. "It was just this draw to each other."

In January, the Gunpowder and Lead singer opened up again about her relationship in Marie Claire, saying, "I'm not sunshine and roses. Blake's the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness… Literally, everything is the best about being married."

Days before the news broke, 31-year-old Miranda showed it was an emotional time when she broke down in tears as she was performing a ballad at the Wyoming music gathering. The blonde beauty asked the audience to sing along to her lyrics after stating: "No one wants to cry in front of 10,000 people."