Musicians Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have filed for divorce. The couple issued a joint statement confirming their intent to end their two-year-old marriage on Friday (July 3).

Musgraves and Kelly say in their statement that their divorce was a joint decision. “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening,

 "[t]hese kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts."

"We believe that we were put into each other’s lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better," the couple continues. "The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It’s a soul connection that can never be erased.

“We’ve made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work," Musgraves and Kelly add. "Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this."

 

Rapper Kanye West made an unexpected splash on Independence Day  when he abruptly posted to social media that he plans to enter the 2020 presidential race.

West announced, "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,"

His comment was met with a swift response from Taylor Swift fans, who suggested strongly that West's longtime adversary would be a way smarter candidate.

She can’t.  She’s only 30 and you have to be 35 to run. But can we just stop all this celebrities for president idea, and keep the two things separate.

Miranda Lambert turned to social media to share a pool pic with her husband for the Fourth of July,

She posted a picture of herself in a swimsuit and shades, sitting in a pink flamingo pool float and holding her dog, Delta Dawn. Her husband, former NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin, is also in the shot, wearing swim trunks and smiling into the camera. Looking like his body was photo shopped, at an RV campground somewhere, their Airstream trailer that they named the Sheriff, in the background.  Who Drives?

"I like to drive a lot because most of my adult life I’ve been driven around on a tour bus to play music,"

Lambert has plenty of time to travel these days. Tour pushed back.  Hey she could run, she's 36.

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