Update 1:29 p.m. EDT:
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have released an official statement regarding their marriage. Representatives for the couple have confirmed to The Associated Press that they are separating. In a statement Shelton and Lambert said, "this is not the future we envisioned" and asked the media, as well as both their fans, to respect their privacy during this time.
"It is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lived, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."
Country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert appear to be going their separate ways. Rumors have been swirling about the couple's 4-year marriage for months, but this time it may actually be the end.
TMZ reports Shelton, 39, filed divorce documents some time ago, though it is not known exactly when. "The Voice" judge and his 31-year-old wife have reportedly divided up their assets according to the guidlines set in their pre-nuptial agreement. Sources say Shelton will keep the couple's Oklahoma ranch while Lambert will get their Nashville home. The "Over You" singer is said to have begun the moving process, taking her animals off of the ranch they once shared and moving them to another, undisclosed location.
Rumors have been swirling about the couple since late last year. In October 2014 it was reported that Shelton and Lambert were "barely together." Shelton quickly shut down the rumors on Twitter, saying the tabloids had "just decided to play the odds" and calling them "morons."
Maybe because the divorce rate is so high the tabloids have just decided to play the odds with me and Miranda. Morons.. #eatadick
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 3, 2014
The couple met in 2005 when they performed a duet of "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma." Lambert later admitted to Hoda Kotb that she had fallen in love with Shelton during that performance. Unfortunately he was married at the time. The couple got together after his divorce in 2006, which he once described to The Huffington Post as a "the toughest thing I've been through." They tied the knot five years later in May 2011.
It is believed that a judge will officially end the couple's marriage today. Neither have addressed the divorce reports at this time.