Proceed to party! Two days after finalizing his divorce from Miranda Lambert, a newly single Blake Shelton gave his first interview to Entertainment Tonight, and the segment aired on Monday, Aug. 3.
Shelton, 39, sat down beside fellow country superstar Brad Paisley with a solo cup in hand filled with "a little vodka" and ice. "I thought I'd go ahead and get it started early," the Voice coach joked. "It's been one of those weeks."
Ditching his wedding ring, Shelton was asked how he was doing. "Well," he replied cheerfully and facetiously. "I got divorced."
Shelton and Lambert announced to Us Weekly in a joint statement on July 20, that they were splitting after four years of marriage. "This is not the future we envisioned," the couple told Us at the time. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately." Hours after their initial split announcement, it was revealed that their divorce was finalized.
The beloved country couple, however, confused their millions of heartbroken fans when they tweeted at each other days later. Lambert made fun of bizarre paparazzi pics of Shelton pushing a stroller with a drink in his hand. "I knew it…. You WERE pregnant!" Lambert cracked at her ex-husband, alongside the pic. "This calls for a drink!"
Shelton then retweeted her message and replied, "Ha!!!!! Busted… I wasn't JUST a fat ass. Drinking shall now begin…"
Despite their happy act, sources told Us at the time that both parties were "heartbroken" and "devastated" by the shocking split.
Shelton later tweeted in response to a fan who was convinced that their exchange was a "charade." The country superstar noted, "Well rest assured, not one s— is given."
A source told Us last week that the exes wanted to "move on as friends" and "there are no hard feelings."
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