We are heartbroken that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting divorced, but rumors of their split have been running rampant for years now. Let’s take a look back at what went wrong during their marriage.
One of country music’s most beloved couples has called it quits. Blake Shelton, 39, and Miranda Lambert, 31, announced they were divorcing on July 20 after four years of marriage. The world was rocked by the news, but Miranda and Blake have been dodging divorce rumors for years now. Looks like there was some fuel to that fire.
Rumors of troubles within Blake and Miranda’s marriage started fairly early on in their relationship. Cheating reports with various women circulated about Blake throughout his 4-year marriage to Miranda. “[Miranda] knows [Blake] comes off as flirty. She questions him at times and asks about certain girls. The rumors are hard for her to hear,” a source told Us Weekly in 2013.
The “Little Red Wagon” singer had access to Blake’s phone and personal belongings throughout their relationship. Miranda swore she and Blake had “no secrets” between them in a May 2014 interview, but divorce speculation continued.
The gossip got too much for Blake to take, and he lashed out on Twitter in Oct. 2014. He tweeted: “Maybe because the divorce rate is so high the tabloids have just decided to play the odds with me and Miranda. Morons.. #eatad–k.” In a revealing Dec. 2014 interview, Miranda confessed she wasn’t the happiest person in the world. “I’m not sunshine and roses,” she told Marie Claire. “Blake’s the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness.”
Fans became concerned when Miranda didn’t thank or even mention Blake during her acceptance speeches for Female Vocalist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards in April 2015. She didn’t mention Blake when she won Best Country Album at the Grammys in Feb. 2015 either. Well, when there’s smoke, there’s fire.
In addition to the divorce rumors, numerous reports were spread that Miranda and Blake were expecting a baby, but they turned out not to be true. Were they at odds over having a baby? Regardless of what went down, we are really sad to see these two split. They were so good together.
Following the news of their divorce, Blake and Miranda released the following statement: “This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. 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.”
HollywoodLifers, did you predict Blake and Miranda’s divorce? Let us know your thoughts about the split in the comments below!
— Avery Thompson