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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce: Chris Young denies role in split

Singer/songwriter Chris Young took to Twitter July 21,

Singer/songwriter Chris Young took to Twitter July 21, 2015, to deny rumors that he contributed to in Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's split. Credit: Randee St. Nichols

Country singer Chris Young said Tuesday that he had nothing to do with the end of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's marriage.

"I don't normally address gossip but in this case I will," tweeted Young, 30. "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."

Young was referring to a story on Tuesday that said Lambert, 31, had been unfaithful to Shelton, 39., citing multiple sources, said Shelton filed for divorce papers after hearing rumors that his wife had had a fling with a country singer. The website noted that the rumors were false and denounced an unidentified man who is not a singer as the reason for the split, according to sources.

Country stars Shelton and Lambert announced on Monday they were divorcing after four years of marriage.

"This is not the future we envisioned," the two said in a statement to The Associated Press Monday. "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."

A representative for Shelton told Newsday, "The statement on the AP yesterday is the only statement we are making." Lambert's representative was out of the country and could not be reached.

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