It's a sad day for people who like awful, unoriginal, over-commercialized songs about blue jeans, pickup trucks and old dirt roads.
It's being reported that Oklahoma's Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who apparently are "The First Couple Of Country Music," are divorcing after four years of a marriage. It's probably for the best. Blake will no longer have to worry about his adulterous lifestyle being printed in the tabloids, and Miranda will have plenty of material for her next album.
The couple is expected to officially end their marriage today.
Lambert will reportedly get the family home in Nashville, while Shelton will keep the ranch in Oklahoma.
That sucks. Why can't Miranda stay in Oklahoma and Blake be the one who moves to Nashville with Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and all other famous Oklahoma country musicians? I think Miranda and Tennessee are getting the better end of the deal. Can she at least do us a solid and take Toby Keith with her?
Actually, that touches on the real sad thing about this news. I guess Miranda Lambert is no longer an Oklahoman. I know our state has some of the most liberal laws in the country when it comes to claiming outside of celebrities as our own, but divorce is usually the veto card. In a way, it's like we're the mutual friend stuck choosing sides in a divorce. We like Miranda and wish we could stay friends, but Blake is from here so he's family. It's not like we'll totally cut her out of our life (we'll still follow her and like a pic or two on Facebook), but she's now ineligible for the Oklahoma Pop Culture Museum in Tulsa.
Here's the statement
“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 family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter,” the couple said in a statement.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
This is a developing story? Check back for updates? KFOR should save that line for breaking news, like a woman chasing her cheatin' husband down a dirt road in a pickup truck.