Kelsea Ballerini Reveals Why Her Marriage To Morgan Evans Ended: “The Glitter Wears Off”

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Back in August, it was announced that country singers Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans had officially filed for divorce.

When the news broke, Ballerini shared to her fans on her Instagram story:

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

This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that has ultimately come to an end. It’s hard to find the words here, but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Moran and hopeful for the next seasons.

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


Evans also shared:

“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.”

He also released a single about the emotions he had going through the process, titled “Over For You.”

Needless to say, it’s been a very difficult process for the two, and Ballerini recently sat down with CMT to discuss what may have gone wrong that ultimately led to the two parting ways.

“For a while, it was kind of like, ‘OK, this is just a new phase of a relationship,’ because relationships go through seasons, right? And it’s not always going to be butterflies and rainbows.

For a long time, I was like, ‘Oh, this is just… The glitter wears off. That’s what happens.’ And then you get into a phase where you wait for it to come back. And then sometimes it doesn’t.

At the end of the day, it is such a disservice and a dishonoring of yourself if you know something is not right and you stay. (Shame) is the one thing that I just refuse to feel… Judge me for it, fine, that’s on you.”

Although it’s been a tough go at it, Ballerini is thankful for the great support system she has around her:

“Whether it was my mom or my dad or my friends, I’ve had my people really rally for me, and I’m not ready to be alone yet.

And I don’t think that I’m avoiding anything, ’cause I’m definitely in my feels, cause I really want to heal properly… But yeah, I don’t think that’s what I need right now.”

Go behind the scenes with Kelsea:


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