Kelsea Ballerini Opens Up About Divorce From Morgan Evans

Country musicians Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are individually talking out about their 2022 divorce, and from the sound of it, their present relationship is something however amicable.

In this week’s episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Ballerini recalled the painful moments main as much as her cut up from Evans, an Australian native, final August.

“There were separations, there was years of couples therapy,” the three-time Grammy nominee informed host Alex Cooper, as seen in a teaser clip shared Tuesday by People. “There was many a night of sleeping on the couch. This was just a relationship that took work for a long time.”

Ballerini, who hails from Tennessee, and Evans met as co-hosts of the 2016 CMC Awards in Australia. They had been engaged that December and married a yr later in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The couple continued to make joint appearances via March of final yr, however had introduced their cut up by August. Their divorce was finalized in November.

In her “Call Her Daddy” chat, Ballerini recalled having to placed on a united entrance on the CMA Awards one yr after she and Evans had spent the earlier night time in separate rooms.

“I slept on the couch the night before the CMAs,” she stated. “I remember I went to rehearsal at the arena and texting him and him being like, ‘I’ll just see you at the carpet.’”

“As he’s putting out a song about being blindsided, he’s taking half the house that he didn’t pay for,” she stated. “How was I married to this person for this long and I had no idea that that bit of character was tucked within that human being?”

These days, Ballerini is in a brand new relationship with “Outer Banks” actor Chase Stokes. She’s additionally selling a brand new EP, “Rolling up the Welcome Mat,” which was written and recorded after she and Evans had gone their separate methods. The six songs have been described as reflecting “a chronological move through a breakup.”

Morgan Evans (left) and Kelsea Ballerini finalized their divorce in November 2022.

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Later on Tuesday, Evans responded to Ballerini’s claims with a brief word posted to his Instagram account.

“It’s really sad for me to see this person, who I spent so much of my life with, and loved with all my heart, saying things that aren’t reality and that leave out what really happened,” he wrote. “She knows I’m not the type of guy to speak on those things publicly.”

“If this is what she needs to heal, I hope it helps,” he continued. “All I ask is that if you’re on my pages, please don’t be mean. Don’t be mean to Kelsea, don’t be mean to each other. Life’s too short.”