Two-and-a-half years after they tied the knot in Tennesseecountry singer Kacey Musgraves and her singer-songwriter husband, Ruston Kelly, have called it quits. 

Their reps confirmed to the news in a joint statement, saying: “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening. These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” their statement said. “We believe that we were put into each other’s lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better. The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It’s a soul connection that can never be erased.”

The statement continued, “We’ve made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work. Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this.”

The couple met in early 2016 while attending a songwriters’ showcase at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly Have Filed for Divorce


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