KACEY Musgraves and husband Ruston Kelly have called it quits after two years of marriage.
The former couple released a joint statement to announce the “painful” decision.
Kacey and Ruston said in a statement to People: “We’ve made this painful decision together.
“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.”
Despite the split, the couple assured their fans that the relationship positively impacted both of their lives.
The statement continued: “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.”
They said that the “healthy decision” came after “a very long period of trying the best we can.”
They added: “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 split doesn’t come as a surprise, as Kacey attended the CMA Awards with model Gigi Hadid as her date in November.
Additionally, both Kacey and Ruston deleted their wedding photos from their Instagram accounts.
Ruston inspired Kacey’s 2018 album Golden Hour, which won four Grammy Awards in 2019 including the coveted album of the year honor.
The former couple married in October 2017.
Kacey and Ruston met in 2016 at a songwriters’ showcase at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville.
The Grammy Award winning singer spoke to Glamour in 2019 about meeting Ruston, who she was immediately impressed with after hearing him perform at the event.
She said of their initial connection: “I didn’t have to shift any part of my personality to make it fit together, which isn’t really something I’ve had before.”
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