Kacey Musgraves and her husband Ruston Kelly have announced that they will be ending their marriage after two and a half years.
The couple both shared the news on their respective Instagram stories on Friday, July 3.
“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,” she wrote. “We believe that we were put into each other’s lives for 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.”
She continued, “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. K&R.”
Kacey and Ruston announced their engagement on Christmas Day 2016 and married in October 2017 during a private ceremony in Tennessee. Ruston shared a photo, which has since been deleted, of the big day with a caption that read, “Last night as a bachelor. Finally ready to throw in that towel cuz I actually found the real thing. Couldn’t be more proud to have all our family and friends here to honor this new badass union.”
Kacey also shared images from the wedding saying, “Saturday, in a sacred place where two rivers meet and join together, I married my best friend..barefoot and surrounded by the deepest kind of magic and love that exists. I’ve never felt so tranquil and happy. We made our promises to each other under the trees and then drank and danced into the night. We couldn’t have done any of it without the help of our wonderful families and amazing friends.”
We wish both Kacey and Ruston well as they go their separate ways.
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His birthday was yesterday but he should be celebrated every day. This man is the most patient, hilarious, gorgeous, honest soul you could ever meet. One night a long time ago I was really sad but decided anyway to go listen to some music at The Bluebird Cafe alone. [honestly my hair just looked really good and I didn't wanna go home without anyone seeing it] Didn't know that I would hear his songs and be meeting the love of my life. Never saw him coming but sometimes life has you under its wing and you don't even realize it. ❤️ [photos from The Cash Cabin by @reid_long]