Musgraves, Kelly announce split
Friday, July 3, 2020
– There's no rainbow hanging over Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly. The couple announced last week that their nearly three-old marriage has ended.
The couple issued a statement:
"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. 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."
"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 married in October 2017 after meeting during writing sessions in Nashville. Musgraves recorded songs about their relationship on her most recent album, "Golden Hour," including "Butterflies." Kelly has enjoyed his own career releasing one well-received CD, "Dying Star," and two EPs.
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