Kelsea Ballerini said that she and Morgan Evans had decided to end their marriage
After almost five years of marriage, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans have announced their divorce.
The 28-year-old singer/songwriter told her followers on Monday via Instagram.
Beginning with,“Friends, I’ve 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,” she wrote in a message she posted on her Instagram account. “This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce.”
She elaborated, saying, “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.”
She concluded her message by saying, “With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”
Evans, who is 37 years old, also shared a statement on his Instagram story.
“I am very sad to confirm that after almost 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”
Nearly a year after Evans proposed to the “Love Me Like You Mean It” singer on Christmas Day 2016, the happy couple married the ceremony in December 2017.
It was in March of 2016 while Evans was co-hosting an awards presentation in his native Australia that he and Ballerini first met.
After nine months, he proposed, and Ballerini announced the news with a now-deleted Instagram video.
Evans “got down on one knee in the kitchen” and asked her to marry him while she was “burning pancakes,” she said in a second Instagram video about the proposal.
She also shared an up-close photo of the ring on Twitter.
‘I GET TO MARRY MY AUSSIE,’ she exclaimed. “My heart is bursting from loving this human so much. luckiest girl in the world.”