Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are quickly learning how messy a divorce can be -- a physical mess that has now spilled onto the porch of the Oklahoma home the celebrity once shared.
A TMZ exclusive shows pictures of Lambert’s belongings on the porch of Shelton’s ranch outside Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Shelton, 39, has not been home since filing for divorce last week, but after hearing that Lambert, 31, hadn’t removed her stuff from the house, he ordered his staff to pack up the items and have them taken away in a U-Haul, sources revealed. It is also reported that Shelton will remain on the ranch, which he owned before the marriage, according to Us Weekly, while Lambert will move to Nashville.
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But it might not be what it looks like. After the report was published by TMZ, insiders close to the exes dished that the move doesn't indicate that Shelton has a problem with his former wife. The items on the porch are said to be things Lambert didn't want anymore. She reportedly offered to donate them to charity or give them to whomever Shelton chose.
As previously reported, the “Voice” coach and the “Little Red Wagon” singer announced their divorce on July 20, the same day it was finalized. The couple, who met in 2005, had been married for four years.
“This is not the future we envisioned,” they said in a statement. “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.”
Since announcing their divorce, both have already returned to performing. Lambert returned to the stage on July 22 to join singer Ashley Monroe for her album release celebration. Shelton on Friday played a concert in Wisconsin that was cut short by rain. “Come on, who's in charge here? This isn't my week,” Shelton joked, according to E! Online. Neither Shelton nor Lambert has directly addressed the breakup.