American country music artist Kelsea Ballerini is also a songwriter.
With the release of her top-charting debut single “Love Me As You Mean It” in 2014, she became a household name and became the first female artist on an independent label to have a song reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Six further No. 1 singles, including “Dibs,” “Peter Pan,” and “Half of My Hometown,” have come from her four studio albums, which she has also published.
According to Kelsea Ballerini, her marriage to fellow country musician Morgan Evans is ending.
She shared the breakup in a Monday Instagram Story (Aug. 29). She said in the all-text statement, “I’ve always attempted to share my life with you in a true and sensitive way, while still shielding layers of my personal life as they unfold.
“I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce because this is already a public record.”
The “very tough decision” was the “outcome of a journey of love, growth, and effort that eventually has come to an end,” according to Ballerini.
Morgan Evans Breaks Silence
The “Kiss Somebody” singer used social media on Monday night, August 30, to express his sorrow about his divorce. Evans posted a tearful update on his own Instagram account.
It breaks my heart to confirm that Kelsea and I are divorcing after almost 5 years of marriage, Evans said. I wish it could be different, but tragically it can’t.
The Australian native withheld the cause of the breakup. The first person to publicly discuss their relationship status was Ballerini.
“Friends, I’ve always done my best to openly and honestly share my life with you while simultaneously keeping layers of my private life hidden as they develop.
I wanted you to hear directly from me that I am going through a divorce because this is now public knowledge,” the hitmaker stated. This extremely challenging choice is the end result of a journey marked by love, development, and effort that has inevitably come to an end.
It’s difficult to find the right words here, she continued.
However, I am tremendously appreciative of our years of marriage to Morgan and am excited about the upcoming seasons.
In 2016, when they co-hosted Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards, the flame between the two was first kindled. Ballerini and Evans had their first kiss at an after-party after the celebrity-studded event. Evans made a handmade engagement ring and proposed on Christmas Day that same year.