While fans of Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans may have been caught off guard by their 2022 split, the country singers had seen the writing on the wall.
“I think when there’s a big life decision like that, it’s not a sudden one,” Ballerini told CBS Mornings in October 2022 of what led to her divorce. “And there’s a lot that happens before that becomes public. So, I’m on my, like, active healing journey.”
She added: “It’s not, like, volatile [between us], it just didn’t work and that sometimes is, like, a difficult narrative to get your head around when you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh. This is a good person. And I’m a good person. And this is just no longer good anymore.’”
Ballerini and Evans — who wed in December 2017 — announced their decision to separate in August 2022. Us Weekly confirmed in November 2022 that the exes had reached a divorce settlement, shortly after they each released breakup songs about their experience.
Scroll down for Ballerini and Evans’ most candid quotes about their breakup: