Carly Pearce Says She's 'Getting Better' After Split From Michael Ray

By Blake Taylor

July 12, 2020

Carly Pearce Says She's 'Getting Better' After Split From Michael Ray

Carly Pearce has spoken out for the first time since news broke that she filed for divorce from husband Michael Ray.

The country singer appeared on Lindsay Ell's YouTube show, Living wELL this week to talk about how her life has changed as of late. While she didn't specifically address the split, she did open up about how quarantining has given her the chance to make "some really big decisions" in her life, revealing that she is "getting better."

"I will say that I am grateful for quarantine," the "Every Little Thing" singer said. "You know how fast our lives are; you know how easy it is to kind of tap into who we are as artists and kind of ignore our actual hearts and our actual lives and things like that."

She aded, "I feel like this is another time in my life where maybe I thought I had it all figured out and it very abruptly switched on me and I'm left going, 'Well, does this mean now? Why did this have to happen?'"

"I feel like I'm reverting back to my Nashville sense of thinking about pre-'Every Little Thing' girl and going, 'You knew what you had to do, you did it and now you're left going, 'What is coming?'" she continued. "In my life it has proven to me, when I do what I know I need to do and I don't give up and I love myself more, I see why. So I am hopeful and excited for what the next chapter holds for me."

Pearce and Ray started dating in June 2018 and announced their engagement six months later. They got married on a Nashville-area farm in front of about 100 family members and friends on October 6, 2019.

Pearce filed for divorce from Ray on Friday (June 19), after eight months of marriage. "This was a hard decision. It wasn't something she wanted to have to do," a source close to Pearce told People. "This hasn't been a quarantine realization — it was a last resort."

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