Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini have decided to divorce and end their marriage. Both of these country music singers tied the knot in 2017, but after over 5 years of marriage, they have decided to go in separate directions. On her Instagram account, Kelsea informed her followers about the news.
She penned the following letter: “Friends, I have always done my best to share my life with you in a way that is authentic and vulnerable while at the same time protecting layers of my personal life as they emerge.” Since this is now a matter of public knowledge, I felt it was vital for you to learn straight from me that I am in the process of being divorced.
The singer said, “This profoundly tough decision is the culmination of a journey of love, growth, and effort that has now reached its conclusion.” It’s challenging to find the right words here, but I want to express how thankful I am for the years we’ve spent married to Morgan and how optimistic I am about the future.
In 2017, Kelsea, then 28 years old, and Morgan, then 37 years old, married the wedding in a small ceremony on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. During the celebration at the reception, the bride and groom, together with their guests, took a shot of tequila together.
It turned out that this was a reference to the first time that they had met each other. It was March of 2016, and the future husband and wife had just wrapped up their stint as co-hosts of the Country Music Channel Awards in Australia.
Kelsea recalled to People that he said something to the effect of, “Let’s have a shot.” “I distinctly recall setting the shot down, gazing at him, and thinking, ‘Oh…incredibly he’s hot.'” Later that same evening, he bent over and asked if he could kiss me like a true gentleman, and I replied sure.
By Christmas of the same year, Kelsea and Morgan had announced their engagement, and Morgan had relocated from Australia to Nashville to be with his soon-to-be fiancée.
In April, Kelsea revealed to Extra that she and Morgan had both been attending therapy on an individual basis as well as attending sessions together. She stated: “Honestly, like, we both go alone. We go together. In my opinion, this is a very significant point. We live a very peculiar existence. Because of this, we don’t get to spend nearly as much time with each other as we’d like… And basically just looking for the things that will work for both of us.