Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans introduced their cut up this previous August after nearly 5 years of marriage, and ever since they’ve been on a curler coaster of drama.
The nation music stars married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2017 after 21 months of relationship, and by November 2022 by that they had finalized their divorce.
“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, 29, wrote on her Instagram Stories on the time. “This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce.”
She continued: “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. With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”
Evans, 37, additionally launched an announcement, suggesting it was not his resolution to divorce.
“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 wrote.
Shortly after they introduced their cut up, the Australian singer launched the breakup monitor “Over for You.”
“‘Over for You’ is me singing about my feelings. This song is the most personal thing I’ve ever written and the most personal thing I’ve ever shared,” Evans stated in an announcement on the time.
He additionally opened up concerning the track on the Bobby Bones Show podcast, saying it “felt good” to launch the track.
“Just be honest and not try to cover things up,” he stated.
“Having gone through a situation like that, seeing that it helps other people going through situations like that, yeah, it’s really a big deal,” he defined, including that “vulnerability and personal writing is actually the thing that most widely relates to people.”
Ballerini then launched a brief movie and 6 of her personal breakup songs on Valentine’s Day, with the title “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat.”
“Here’s my healing journey. Here’s my heart. Here’s my truth. I’ve never been this open, I’ve never been this bold, and I’ve never been this proud of my art,” she defined on Instagram on the time. “So with love and respect, I’m rolling up the welcome mat. Six-song story and short film out now. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
She stated in a media launch concerning the undertaking: “I wasn’t worried about anything other than presenting the songs as honestly as possible. Most of them started with me and my guitar.
“The solely manner I’ve been in a position to deal with my life since I used to be 12 was to write down about it. Ironically, I began writing music as a result of my mother and father obtained divorced; that was my remedy. ‘Rolling Up the Welcome Mat’ was how I processed every part. It’s the best way I obtained my emotions out of my physique and coronary heart and put them to music, which is the purest manner I may’ve dealt with it,” she said.
Ballerini, who is dating Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes, eventually addressed Evans’ song on her Call Her Daddy podcast, saying, “Who you marry just isn’t who you divorce. As he is placing out a track about being blindsided, he is taking half the home that he did not pay for.”
She added: “Hurt individuals, damage individuals. I completely get that.”
The CMT Music Awards winner went on to say she was “furious” when Evans released “Over for You” weeks after the split and “felt actually utilized in that second.” She also talked about how she had reflected on their marriage and key moments she would have handled differently with the power of hindsight.
“I used to be not excellent, he was not excellent, it was not excellent. And so there have been positively moments that I look again on the place I’m like, ‘Oh, I ought to’ve achieved that totally different’ or ‘I may’ve confirmed up right here. I may’ve taken the flight this time,'” Ballerini said.
“And within the unraveling, that factor I ended up sharing with him, simply saying, like, ‘I have to personal the previous couple of years…. I feel I checked out a very long time in the past, and I have to let you already know that.'”
Evans was quick to address those comments and took to Twitter to vent.
“It’s actually unhappy for me to see this individual, who I spent a lot of my life with and beloved with all my coronary heart, saying issues that are not actuality and that miss what actually occurred,” he tweeted on February 21.
“She is aware of I’m not the kind of man to talk on these issues publicly. If that is what she must heal, I hope it helps. All I ask is that should you’re on my pages, please do not be imply. Don’t be imply to Kelsea, do not be imply to one another. Life’s too quick.”
But apparently Evans has modified his tune about sharing his private life with the world and introduced on Tuesday a brand new docuseries about his breakup track.
The 5 10-minute episodes will observe him and his relationship with the track. It may even doc his travels again to his native Australia and the second he debuted “Over for You” on the CMC Rocks QLD competition in entrance of 25,000 followers.
“It felt like channeling all that sort of awfulness into something positive,” he stated in an announcement. “I didn’t realize that I was going to feel this, but after I played it at CMC Rocks, I did feel a weight off my chest,”
The docuseries’ director, Peter John, stated the quick sequence “brings viewers backstage and back home where Evans grew up. After a year of planning and just weeks before shooting, Evans went through a divorce. That’s when Evans sat down to write what he calls ‘the song from my heart.'”
As for Ballerini, she is about to embark on a nationwide tour and can make her Saturday Night Live debut on March 4.