BREAKING: Kelsea Ballerini Issues Statement After Filing For Divorce From Morgan Evans

Kelsea Ballerini and her husband Morgan Evans are calling it quits after nearly five years of marriage.

The country superstar took to social media on Monday (Aug. 29) to share the unfortunate news with fans.

“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,” Ballerini said statement. ”This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce.”

Kelsea Ballerini Divorce Statement; Courtesy of Instagram
Kelsea Ballerini Divorce Statement; Courtesy of Instagram

Ballerini continued to tell fans that it was a “deeply difficult decision” to make and is a “result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end.”

The “Heartfirst” singer then said she will always cherish the memories that she made together.

“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,” Ballerini added. “With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”

Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM
Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

According to PEOPLE, Ballerini filed for divorce from Evans on Friday (Aug. 26). A source also told the outlet that the couple “have been working on their marriage for a very long time.”

“Prior to this they had separated privately once before and have been in therapy for several years,” a source also told PEOPLE. “They gave it their best go but unfortunately arrived at the decision to formally separate.”

Ballerini and Evans met in March of 2016 while co-hosting the CMC Awards in Australia. The couple later got engaged in December of 2016 and tied the knot a year and a half later in an intimate beachside ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

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