NASHVILLE (WATE) – Leading up to the awards Shelton predicted he and ex-wife Miranda Lambert would field a joke about their divorce.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood opened the CMA Awards with jokes about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s breakup. “It’s cray cray how many couples have broke up this year, from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry and what’s his name,” Paisley said.
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The camera turned to Kermit and Miss Piggy, then Paisley quickly added “On a completely unrelated topic, howdy Blake!” To his credit, Shelton waved and smiled at the cameras after Paisley’s comment.
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“Thanks for being a great sport,” Paisley tweeted to Shelton Thursday. “Love ya bro.” The country music singer tweeted back to Paisley “Don’t worry brother. If there’s anybody on earth who’s learned to take its me!!! Love you buddy.”