Chris Young Speaks Out on Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Cheating Rumors

by Sophie Schillaci 12:24 PM PDT, July 21, 2015
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Chris Young is setting the record straight.

The 30-year-old country star had been rumored to have been a contributor to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's highly publicized divorce, with TMZ reporting that Shelton suspected his then-wife of being unfaithful with Young.

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"I don't normally address gossip but in this case I will," Young wrote on Facebook. "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. Just wanted to clear that up. Love you guys."

Young won the singing competition Nashville Star in 2006 -- the same show in which Lambert placed third in 2002 -- and his hits include "Voices," "Aw Naw," and "Lonely Eyes." He previously toured with Lambert, serving as her opening act on 2012's On Fire Tour.

On Monday, Shelton and Lambert issued a carefully crafted joint statement on their split.

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"This is not the future we envisioned," reps for the pair told the Associated Press. "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."

As the exes "move forward separately," Shelton is hard at work on season nine of The Voice in Los Angeles. He'll perform at Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on July 24, while Lambert picks up her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour on July 28 in Nashville, Tennesee.