The Country Music Awards were on last night, and the show opened with a bombshell that nobody saw coming…
After a somewhat weak opening sketch that combined country music and Star Wars, hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley took the stage for a hilarious opening monologue. Then, however, they addressed the elephant in the room: the divorce of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who were both in attendance.
“This year there have been so many big changes,” Underwood said, according to Fox News.
“You know what else is ‘cray cray?’ How many couples broke up this year — from Ben Affleck to Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry and what’s his name?” Paisley replied.
Underwood went on to say that they “can’t ignore the break up that really rocked our world. The one that’s on everybody’s mind. Two people in this very room that we all know and love. Splitsville.”
The camera then panned to Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who were sitting a row apart from each other. Though the audience laughed, it was clearly a tension-filled moment, especially since Shelton announced earlier that day that he is dating his fellow The Voice judge Gwen Stefani.
Paisley then added, “On a completely unrelated topic, howdy Blake. Carrie, have you heard that duet that Blake did with Ashley Madison?” Underwood corrected her cohost that Shelton actually sang with Ashley Monroe, who happens to be Lambert’s best friend.
Well, that was awkward!
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