Shelton, Lambert divorce

NEW YORK • Country music's first couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, said on Monday that they have divorced after four years of marriage.

Shelton, a judge on the popular television show The Voice, and Lambert made their announcement following years of gossip in celebrity magazines that their marriage was in trouble.

The two did not say when the divorce proceedings took place.

Celebrity news website TMZ said Lambert, 31, had been moving her animals, including horses and a llama from the couple's Oklahoma ranch, which Shelton will keep.

Shelton, 39, has seen his career soar during his four years on the NBC singing competition The Voice.

Lambert is one of country music's most successful artists.

It was the first marriage for Lambert and the second for Shelton. The couple have no children.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS

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