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Shelton and Lambert to divorce

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Shelton and Lambert to divorce

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are to divorce, it has been confirmed.

The country singers married in May 2011 after meeting in 2005. But on Monday, the couple confirmed that they were calling time on their union.

“This is not the future we envisioned," their representatives said in a statement to the Associated Press. "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."

Blake, 39, and Miranda tied the knot in a star studded Texas ceremony witnessed by famous faces including Katherine Heigl, Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Clarkson.

While the couple have no children together, the news marks the second divorce for Blake, who was previously married to Kaynette Williams from 2003 to 2006.

The star has spoken in the past about how he met the 31-year-old and his instant attraction to her despite his marriage to Kaynette.

“I was a married guy, you know, standing up there going, 'Man, this shouldn't be happening,'" he said about the duet concert on Miranda’s Behind the Music special on VH1. "Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her right there onstage."

However the couple always maintained that they didn’t begin their relationship until his marriage to Kaynette was over.

Blake was the one to file the divorce papers in Oklahoma, according to TMZ after the couple were last seen in public together on July 3.

- Cover Media