Recent tabloid reports have claimed that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's marriage is on the rocks. And while Lambert admits that it has been difficult at times to balance the pair's respective country music careers with their relationship, the "Over You" singer insists the couple is in it for the long haul.
"Like I always say, my mom said to my dad, 'Divorce is not an option,'" Lambert told reporters on Sunday after taking home four awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards. "So we really love each other and have a real marriage outside of all of this. When this is all said and done, we will be drinking a beer together on a front porch somewhere, reminiscing about the good old days. That's what I'm happy about."
Lambert and Shelton -- who tied the knot back in May 2011 -- have been the targets of numerous infidelity rumors. Last week, the National Enquirer ran a story claiming that Lambert was jealous of Shelton's flirtatious relationship with fellow "Voice" judge Shakira.
On Friday, Shelton laughed off the rumors on "CBS This Morning," telling host Gayle King, "I honestly do love [the rumors]...If I'm popular enough they want to put me and Miranda on that stuff, that's awesome. I have an album coming out! Put my album right next to it and pick it up."
But other stars who have said "divorce is not an option" haven't been as lucky. Click through the slideshow below for six celebrity couples who swore off divorce and then split anyway.
After weeks of speculation that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were considering divorce, J.Lo spoke out against the rumors in an exclusive interview with In Touch magazine in January 2011. "Every time I'm not wearing my ring, people think I'm getting divorced," Lopez told the magazine "Divorce is not -- and was never -- an option." But in July 2011, the pair announced that they had made the "difficult decision" to end their seven-year marriage.
In April 2011, Eva Longoria opened up to Piers Morgan about the end of her three-year marriage to Tony Parker. "Marriage in my family is really a sacred sacrament. It wasn't something we did frivolously," she said. "And our mantra was: Divorce is not an option. We always would kid about that: 'I'll kill him before I divorce him!' The mantra didn't stick; the "Desperate Housewives" star's divorce from Parker was finalized in January 2011.
In November 2008, Jennie Garth opened up to OK! magazine about her marriage to Peter Facinelli. "I'm not interested in taking the easy way out," Garth said. "Divorce is not an option for us. I want to be with my family." But in March 2012, the pair released a joint statement announcing the end of their 11-year marriage.
In a December 2008 interview with the Daily Mail, Courteney Cox opened up about the influence her parent's divorce had on her marriage to David Arquette. "Before my dad died, he said one of his big regrets was that he hadn't worked on their marriage enough," she said. "I don't know what the future's going to hold, but divorce isn't really an option." But in October 2010, the pair announced their separation after 11 years of marriage.
Despite tabloid reports that Khloe Kardashian-Odom and husband Lamar Odom are divorce bound, the reality star seems to determined to stave off a split. Earlier this month, Kardashian-Odom told People magazine that "divorce is not an option," adding that she and her husband would be putting their E! show, "Khloe & Lamar," on hold so that they could "prioritize a little."
Despite the split speculation surrounding Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, in May 2008 the actor told Ellen Degeneres that he and Pinkett-Smith were committed to avoiding divorce. "What I found is divorce just can't be an option," Smith explained. "It's really that simple. And I think that's the problem with L.A. -- there are so many options. So a huge part of the success for [Jada] and I is that we just removed the other options." So far, so good. The couple celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary in December and earlier this month, Smith denied the split rumors in an interview with "Access Hollywood."