Kelsea Ballerini open about her feelings leading to her split from her husband of five years Morgan Evans during the latest episode of the iHeart podcast Tell me about it with Jade Iovine, published on Tuesday 13 December. The 29-year-old country pop star opened up about realizing the relationship was ending and how difficult the divorce was.
At first, Kelsea said she thought their relationship was entering a new phase, but she realized she wouldn’t feel the same way again. “For a while it was kind of, ‘okay, this is just a new phase of a relationship,’ because relationships go through seasons, right? And it won’t always be rainbows and butterflies,” she said. “For a long time I was like, ‘Oh, that’s just—the glitter is wearing off. That’s what happens.’ And then you get into a phase where you’re just waiting for it to come back. And then sometimes not.”
That Subject to change The singer said that as she reflected on the relationship, she realized that staying in the relationship wasn’t productive. “At the end of the day, it’s such a disservice and a dishonor to yourself when you know something is wrong and you stay,” she said. “[Shame about divorce] Is the one thing I just don’t wanna feel Judge me for that, well, that’s up to you.”
Kelsea also revealed that she has been touring since the split and has not yet spent any time alone as she has been out with her crew and friends. “My people have really stood up for me, and I’m not ready to be on my own yet, and I don’t think I’m avoiding anything because I’m definitely in my feelings, because I really want it to heal properly,” she said . “I don’t think I need this now.”
Kelsea and Morgan married in 2017, but the country singer announced the couple were separating in one Instagram history in August. “This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth and effort that has finally come to an end,” she wrote. “It’s extremely difficult to find the right words here, but I’m very grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and I look forward to the seasons to come. With very active schedules coming up, please remember that we are both fragile, actively healing and showing our best as we can.”
During the podcast interview, the singer also opened up about her parents’ divorce and how her perspective changed with her own breakup. “I wanted to rewrite my parents’ narrative by getting married, and right now, in this current, I want to rewrite my parents’ narrative by getting divorced,” she said, also explaining that the separation of her mother and her father was helping her through the current separation.
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