“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,” their reps confirmed in a joint statement to People. “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.”
Their statement 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.”
The exes met back in 2016 while attending a songwriters’ showcase at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. “And then it was ‘That’s all she wrote.’ Pun intended. Everything was right,” Musgraves told Glamour in 2019. “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.”
“I started to see the world in a more fond, pretty light,” she added. “After meeting this person who really allows me to just be myself, not have to walk on eggshells for any reason, songs started pouring out.”
Reps for Musgraves and Kelly did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment.