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Country music couple divorcing amidst rumors

Music fans have been rocked by the news that the reigning couple of country music, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, announcing their divorce. As is often the case, the pair implied that the break-up was cordial. However, there may be hidden issues behind their decision.

Infidelity rumors have swirled around Shelton almost since the couple married in 2011. Just last year, the rumor mill churned with tales of an affair with Gwen Sebastian, whom he coached on "The Voice," and who now sings backup for him on tour. Sebastian in the past denied the allegations, even stating that both she and Lambert found the rumors funny.

Sebastian is also married. Her husband is Louis Newman, a drummer. She once said, "We all think it's silly and stupid and we love each other....Miranda and Blake -- they're just cool people...."

Now Lambert appears to be the target of cheating rumors. Allegations of an extramarital dalliance with country crooner Chris Young. Talk that Shelton suspected Lambert had stepped out on him with a man outside of the celebrity arena is dogging her.

Celebrity news site TMZ reported that Lambert is angry to be depicted as the cheater. Other sources accuse Shelton of an affair with a female country singer.

It was Shelton who filed for the divorce on July 6, InTouch reports. According to court documents, the singer filed the petition in a different Oklahoma county than where the couple had established their residency. The judge signed off on the divorce on July 20. Shelton requested and was granted a "petition for protective order." The court documents used the famous duo's initials instead of their full names.

High-profile couples can struggle to keep their divorces from the prying eyes of the public. In such cases, a family law attorney with the ability to be discreet is a highly-valued asset for both sides.

Source: FOX, "Miranda Lambert-Blake Shelton divorce becomes he said/she said tale in the media," July 22, 2015

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