We may have been blindsided by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's split news, but those close to the country stars apparently could see the end coming.
An insider shared:
"Miranda and Blake have known this divorce been coming for some time now. They had not been together for a while and were living separate lives. They were just trying to find the right time to break the news to the public."
Whomp, whomp. Even though we've heard cheating may or may not have been involved in the split, it seems the couple DID argue over Miranda's jealousy and when the duo would start a family.
"[ They've ] been having issues on both sides for years now, but in the past few months it had come to a head. Blake and Miranda just grew apart and really started not seeing eye-to-eye on some real life future plans with each other."
That's disappointing to hear, but it can happen to any couple!
But that doesn't mean splitting up is an easy task! In fact, it appears that both singers are struggling with the divorce.
"Blake's really broken up over this. Just devastated."
After the blonde beauty's onstage breakdown, we know that Miz Lambert is heartbroken over the split.
One insider close to the 31-year-old noted:
"She's very heartbroken, sad, and confused."
Hmm, very inneresting.
Nonetheless, it's also reported that the duo's crazy work schedules contributed to their many issues. But it seems the country powerhouses want to pull a Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin and will try to remain friends.
The source explained:
"Their family and friends feel this decision is the best for them…They both hope in the future they can remain friends, but for now, they both know that after this divorce they need space and time to just be alone and not in [touch] for a bit."
Well that's good to hear!
Our thoughts are with the former flames during this tryingtime.
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.