Since their recent divorce, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have been quite the amicable exes — but that doesn't mean their upcoming reunion at the CMAs won't be uncomfortable!
“This year’s gonna be awkward at the CMAs, speaking of jokes,” Blake, 39, said in a new interview of appearing at the upcoming awards show with his ex-wife, 31.
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“Because [the country music world is] such a family. Everybody there is friends. There’s gotta be one [joke] about me and Miranda. [Host] Brad Paisley is not doing his job if he doesn’t look down there and go ‘Ha ha!’ You have to address the elephant in the room. We’ve had the conversations like, ‘Okay, dude. I’ll sit there and let you kick me in the face a few times.’ I know it’s coming," he said during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Blake and Miranda at the 2014 CMAs. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Blake and Miranda — who married in May 2011 — announced their split on July 20 with a joint statement to The Associated Press. "This is not the future we envisioned 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," the statement read.
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The former couple previously attended the CMAs together for eight years starting in 2007. This year's show — airing on Wednesday, Nov. 4 — will be the first time Blake and Miranda will walk the red carpet solo.
Watch Blake dish on attending the CMAs in the video below!
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