Chris Young and Miranda Lambert both denied that the two were having an affair that led to her divorce from Blake Shelton. The country singer also denied being a factor in the couple’s split, according to People.
Young, 30, was surprised that his name was mentioned in cheating rumors. Lambert was mentioned by a gossip site stating that Shelton ended his marriage after she was unfaithful to him.
“I don’t normally address gossip but in this case I will,” the singer wrote to his fans. “My name has been mentioned as a contributing factor in Blake and Miranda’s divorce. That is totally FALSE. They are both my friends and I would not betray that friendship.”
Chris Young and Miranda Lambert have a long association that begins by sharing the same manager. Miranda and Chris are also on the same record label and went on tour together in 2012.
Shelton is reportedly blaming his wife’s infidelity as the reason behind the marital bust-up after four years; the divorce was announced on Monday. Another tabloid claims that Blake, 39, is “very upset” in the wake of the separation but was forced to file for divorce when information of two separate men confirmed to him that she had been unfaithful.
Lambert and Shelton jointly admitted divorce, but they said it was not the outcome they wanted. Miranda and Blake claim that they have different ideals on children, as the cause for their breakup, but which did not involve Chris Young.
A gossip website cites “multiple sources” for news that he was told Miranda “hooked up” with Chris and a second man in recent years. On Tuesday, he took to Twitter for the first time since the divorce news, but made no mention of the split or cheating rumors.
“Just got off the treadmill. This calls for a drink. B***ch…,” he tweeted.
Young joined her for the On Fire Tour and opened her shows, and he had nothing but kind words for Lambert and her pet menagerie that accompanied them on tour. There were no rumors of Chris being involved with her while on the tour.
“They rotate in and out,” Chris Young said in 2012. “She has her two dogs, Delta and Cher, that are on the road all the time, but every couple of weeks, we’ll have another dog out that will be hanging out. She has great animals, too, she’s definitely an animal person. She goes out of her way to make people on her tour feel not just welcome but feel like they have the run of the place. So it’s fun being out there and her crowd’s great. They’re losing their mind every night.”
Chris and Miranda forged a deep friendship, but she was spotted getting close to him at a Nashville bar earlier this year. Sources say Young and Lambert were holding hands and kissing at the establishment.
Sources say Blake was tipped off about “certain information” relating to an affair, which “elevated things in Blake’s head from rumor to fact.” Another report suggests that Miranda Lambert just wanted to be a free spirit.
“He is eager to have children,” the source claimed. “But she really enjoys not being tied down. I think they both were off on what the time frame would be. They are never together, and he was wanting them to move close to being together. She really loves her career and touring. She has the ability to go and record albums when she wants and to tour.”
Blake and Miranda married in 2011 after five years together. Chris Young is single and has never been married.
Young cancelled a performance at CMA Music Festival after accidentally cutting his left hand with a kitchen knife. This happened after rumors surfaced that he cancelled the show because of his alleged affair with Lambert.
NewsOXY contacted a representative for comment, who reiterated the couple’s joint separation statement, which read: “This is not the future we envisioned. 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.”
Chris Young and Miranda Lambert have both denied the rumors and claim she has always been faithful to Blake Shelton.