A timeline of falling in love, getting married, and breaking up.
Nashville power couples Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert shocked the country world on Monday when they called it quits after four years of marriage.
“This is not the future we envisioned,” the couple said via their representatives. “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.”
The two met in 2005 while performing “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” at the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets concert, and dated for six years before marrying in 2011. Along the way they released countless hits on their own, and collaborated on a few top-notch country bangers. Here’s a (we admit: overly-analytical) look at their romance and lost love through Shelton and Lambert’s lyrics.
“We’re buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front/ Your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun”
Only months before they filed for divorce, Shelton had been singing about lust — and booze — in “Sangria,” the track off his 2004 album, Bringing Out The Sunshine. Perhaps it was a sign that trouble was on the way when paired with Lambert’s similarly DGAF-style single…
“It was one of those girls and one of those guys who didn’t know quite what to do/ We were going along with what was going on saying I think I love you/ And I think about us now every time that I go out, smokin’ and drinkin'”
Forget that whole bare skin rug thing. Lambert just wants to go out in her latest single, “Smokin’ and Drinkin.'”