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Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans have decided to end their marriage. The two country music singers married in 2017, and, after nearly 5 years of marriage, they are going their separate ways. Kelsea shared the news with her fans on Instagram.
She wrote, "Friends, I have always tried my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold. This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce."
The singer continued: "This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end. It's hard to find the words here...but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons."
Kelsea, age 28, and Morgan, age 37, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2017. At the reception, the bride and groom and their guests all celebrated by doing a shot of tequila together.
It turns out, this was a nod to the first time they met. It was March 2016, and the future couple had just finished co-hosting Australia's Country Music Channel Awards.
"He was like, 'Let's take a shot,'" Kelsea recalled to People. "I remember taking that shot and putting it down and looking at him like, 'Oh…he's super hot.' Later that night he leaned over and asked if he could kiss me, like a proper gentleman, and I said yes."
By Christmas of that same year, Kelsea and Morgan were engaged, and Morgan moved from Down Under to Nashville to be with his fiancée.
In April, Kelsea told Extra that she and Morgan had been going to therapy, both separately and together. She said, "Honestly, like, we both go separately, we go together. I think it’s really important. Obviously we have a strange life. Like, we are both really busy and don’t get to spend as much time together… And just trying to find, like, the things that work for us.”
Kelsea's next album, Subject to Change, will be out on September 23.
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