When it's over, it all seems so clear.
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's divorce
after four years of marriage came as somewhat of a shock, namely because they were one of the couples that made us believe in love
. Now, as the dust settles, and the two go their separate ways, we begin to notice the moments that might have keyed us in that everything was not alright.
Here are three signs that this country marriage was about to sing the blues.
On July 8, Miranda cancelled a major appearance at the Calgary Stampede, citing a "serious inflammation of her vocal cords."
"I can't believe this is happening," the singer posted on Facebook. "Thanks for all your posts and well wishes, I promise I will do everything to get better quickly!"
However, while a medical issue may indeed have sidelined her for the event, court documents revealed that Blake filed for divorce on July 6, just two days prior to Miranda's scheduled appearance.
In fairness, the news of when the divorce papers were filed didn't surface until after the fallout from Blake and Miranda's split. What may be more indicative of impending trouble however, is...
2. What Miranda told ETonline at the 2015 ACM awards.
On the ACM red carpet, ETonline's Sophie Schillaci asked Miranda who she would share a tour bus with, to which she replied, "That's a really hard question. I mean, a tour bus is a very intimate space. I don't even share mine with my husband."
Maybe it was a little light humor, but that seems a little shady in hindsight! And while we will probably never know major label artist tour bus code, we'd like to think it's a space you could share with the person you love.
But even this could be written off, were it not for...
3. Miranda didn't thank Blake once while accepting her three ACM Awards.
In case you missed it, Miranda absolutely slayed the ACM Awards
, taking home three statuettes of her own.
But one person that didn't come up during any of the acceptance speeches -- Blake!
Ben Affleck caught a lot of flak at the Oscars when he called his marriage to then-wife Jennifer Garner, "work." But you have to think, at least she made it into the speech!
We probably should've known.
We believed in you, Blake and Miranda!! And now, we are very sad.