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July 20, 2015

Blake Shelton files to divorce Miranda Lambert

The country music power couple of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton is splitting up, according to TMZ.

Shelton reportedly filed for divorce in Oklahoma, and their financial arrangements were easily made thanks to a prenup. 

A statement was obtained by both TMZ and US Weekly from the couple regarding the news of their split: 

"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 have been married for four years and have performed and collaborated with each other on several occasions. 

In 2005, before their relationship, the two performed "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" together at a CMT event. Shelton later revealed in a VH1 special that despite being married to his longtime girlfriend Kaynette Gern at the time, he was falling in love with Lambert during that duet. 

Shelton and Gern got divorced in 2006 and "The Voice" judge began his relationship with Lambert shortly afterward. The two got married in Texas in 2011. 

US Weekly reports that the two publically admitted that their schedules made it difficult to spend time together.