Fans were heartbroken to learn that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s marriage went up in flames — but also shocked that their divorce was finalized so quickly! HollywoodLife.com spoke to an expert who reveals why they were able to end their marriage at lightning speed.
Divorce is messy, complicated, and oftentimes drawn out. However, it seems like Blake Shelton, 39, and Miranda Lambert, 31, divorced without all the legal drama. After news broke that the country stars finalized their divorce on July 20, HollywoodLife.com spoke to Oklahoma divorce attorney, Michelle K. Smith, who revealed why they were able to divorce so quickly in their home state of Oklahoma. Here’s the scoop.
“If there are no minor children involved, and both parties agree on everything, it can take as little as ten days for the divorce to go through. However, if there are a lot of assets involved, it can take longer,” Michelle tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. She adds that in Oklahoma, there are 12 grounds for divorce with “incompatibility” being the most common one.
Blake and Miranda, who were married for four years, had no children together and they reportedly had a prenup, so luckily, they were able to avoid a lot of chaos. “If there is a prenup, it can be disputed, but it is very difficult,” Michelle continues. “If the parties don’t agree on everything and if there are a lot of assets involved, the divorce will go to trial, and it could take anywhere between 6 months to as long as 3 years for the divorce to be finalized.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reportedly, Blake, who filed for divorce, will get the ranch in Oklahoma while Miranda will get the family home in Nashville. We’re still heartbroken over their divorce, and sadly, it was their careers that drove a wedge between them.
Just because they were able to divorce without many problems, that doesn’t mean that it’s been easy emotionally. Poor Blake is devastated over his split from Miranda, and it’s been incredibly “tough” for him, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY.
“Blake was loyal, devoted and madly in love with Miranda,” a close friend told us EXCLUSIVELY. “The road took its toll on the relationship. They began to grow apart recently. This is very tough on Blake. She was the love of his life. Her name always came up in conversation. Their split was fast because of the media. No need to drag it out for either of them.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you shocked Miranda and Blake divorced so quickly? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Sandra Clark