Earlier today, the world learned that beloved country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting divorced.
While no reason for the split has been revealed as of yet, the couple issued a joint statement moments ago confirming that they're ending their four-year marriage and asking fans to respect their privacy.
“It is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately,” the statement reads.
“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.”
While many of the singers' adoring fans will no doubt be happy to comply with their request, there's bound to be plenty of speculation in the coming weeks regarding what exactly caused the country couple to part ways.
Years ago, there were rumors that Shelton's drinking had Miranda at her wits end.
In recent months, however, several tabloids reversed the roles and claimed that Lambert's alcoholism was to blame for the couple's problems.
Back in March, several media outlets reported that Lambert was caught cheating on Shelton with country singer Chris Young.
Lambert denied the reports, but insiders say she and Shelton began living separate lives shortly thereafter.
Whatever the case, we may never know what exactly prompted Blake and Miranda to call it quits, but we do know that plenty of country music fans will be listening to the Shelton and Lambert's most heart-wrenching breakup ballads tonight.