TMZ broke the news earlier, reporting that a judge was set to finalize their separation this morning. They reported that Shelton was the one who filed the divorce papers in Oklahoma, and all financial issues have been dealt with thanks to their prenuptial agreement. They also report that Shelton will keep their home in Oklahoma, while Lambert will take ownership of their house in Nashville.
The news was confirmed by a statement from the couple released to The Associated Press. “This is not the future we envisioned,” their representatives said in a statement, according to the Tennessean. “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.”
No further comments have been issued by Shelton or Lambert at this time.