- Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves and her husband, fellow country singer Ruston Kelly, are getting a divorce after three years of marriage.
- “It simply just didn’t work,” the two announced in a joint statement to the Associated Press.
- “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 read.
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Country singers Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly are separating. The two announced they had filed for divorce after three years of marriage in a joint statement to the Associated Press.
“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,” the pair said, adding that they “will remain true friends for the rest of our lives.”
Musgraves has won six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for her 2018 release “Golden Hour.” Her debut 2013 album “Same Trailer Different Park” also won a Grammy for Best Country Album.
In 2016, Musgraves met Kelly, who co-wrote Tim McGraw’s 2013 track “Nashville Without You,” at the famous music club The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. The two were married in 2017. Musgraves has said her song “Butterflies,” which won her the Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance, is about Kelly.
“These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” Musgraves and Kelly told the AP. “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.”
Musgraves and Kelly also collaborated on music, appearing together on the song “To June This Morning” on the 2018 album “Johnny Cash: Forever Words,” a project compiling Cash’s unreleased poetry, lyrics, and letters, set to music.
Their statement continued: “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.”