Chris Young: I Did NOT Have Affair With Miranda Lambert — STATEMENT
Young and Lambert have been friends since at least 2010 and toured together in 2012, with the performer serving as her opening act. They’ve remained somewhat close (see photo from 2013 at right), and were last seen together in February. Lambert and Shelton announced their divorce on Monday, and on Tuesday, TMZ alleged Young played a role in the split.
The site, which broke the news of the divorce, claimed Shelton “heard rumors Miranda had hooked up with [Young] and thought it was believable enough to make him suspicious of her.” TMZ clarified, however, that Young “was NOT the catalyst for the divorce,” but that Shelton had received information that Lambert had been unfaithful with someone else, too, leading him to file two weeks ago. A judge signed off on the divorce on Monday, as Gossip Cop noted, but it’s not known if Shelton claimed adultery or irreconcilable differences.
Regardless, Young has taken to Facebook to deny any involvement in the breakdown of Lambert and Shelton’s marriage. “I don’t normally address gossip but in this case I will. 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,” wrote the singer. He added, “Just wanted to clear that up. Love you guys.”
Shelton and Lambert have not addressed the cheating speculation. As Gossip Cop previously reported, they released a joint statement on Monday saying, in part, “This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately.” TELL US: What do you think of Young issuing a denial?