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End of the road for Lambert, Shelton
Jeffrey Remz | July 22, 2015
Marriage is not an easy proposition. There's no need to ask those in the public eye about that. Ask just about anyone. There are ups and downs - even in the most successful of marriages.
The sad news came down on Monday that the leading country couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, were divorced after four years of marriage.
"This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart 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."
Of course, we are, fortunately, not privy to the ins and outs of their marriage. They did seem like opposites with Shelton being bold, brash and longing to be in the public eye, and Lambert more on the shy, emotional side.
Both achieved a tremendous amount of musical success, and maybe that was the problem. It's hard to balance a personal life and a professional career where both are musicians, on the road and attending to the various parts that make up a recording career. Not to throw fuel on the fire, but Shelton may have better served by not giving so much heed to the rumors about his marriage through such actions as his Twitter posts.
It's not easy being a musical couple. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have managed to survive through numerous gossip rumors and 19 years of marriage. It sure helped that they did a number of highly successful tours together.
I thought that Lambert and Shelton should have hit the road together also, given the fact that they have recorded together. From a musical standpoint, it's too bad that they never recorded a duets disc. (In fact, no couple has done so for many years).
Alas, that will not happen. These are doubtlessly difficult times for Shelton and Lambert. We wish them well.