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Ballerini shared the news in a post on her Instagram Story. She said:
“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 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.”
Shortly after her announcement, Evans broke his silence on the divorce news, by saying:
“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.”
Ballerini is getting ready to release her next album, Subject To Change, on September 26 so she is posting a significant amount of content, including announcing the release of a new song titled “What I Have.”
On Saturday (Sep 3), Ballerini posted a TikTok video sitting in her bathtub with some smudged makeup as though she had been crying. She was lip syncing parts of the song “Complex” by Katie Gregson-MacLeod.
The lyrics featured were as follows:
“I’m wearing his boxers / I’m being a good wife / We won’t be together / But maybe in the next life.“
Right after the lyric, “I’m not feeling human / I think he’s a good guy,” Ballerini dunks her whole body underwater.
At one point, she wiped what looked like a tear off her face with her shoulder. Her caption for the video was, “a complex time.”
The song has become a trend on TikTok of women commiserating that they get emotional and “uncool” even when their significant others are laying in bed right next to them.
Watch Ballerini’s video below.