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Kelsea Ballerini files for divorce from husband Morgan Evans

Kelsea Ballerini and her husband Morgan Evans are divorcing after nearly five years of marriage. Ballerini took to social media on Monday, Aug. 29 to share the news with fans.

Ballerini, 28, wrote: “Friends, I’ve always tried my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold. This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce. It’s hard to find the words here…but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons. With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”

Evans, 37, broke his silence on Monday afternoon via his Instagram Story: “I am very sad to confirm that after almost 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”

According to PEOPLE, Ballerini filed for divorce from Evans on Friday, Aug. 26. A source also told the outlet that the couple “have been working on their marriage for a very long time.” Ballerini and Evans met in March of 2016 while co-hosting the CMC Awards in Australia. and were engaged by December 2016. The couple tied the knot a year and a half later in an intimate beachside ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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