Kacey Musgraves Breaks Her Silence On Divorce From Ruston Kelly
By Blake Taylor
February 12, 2021
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the country singer candidly spoke out about why the couple decided to split, saying that it "just simply didn't work out."
"It's nothing more than that. It's two people who love each other so much, but for so many reasons, it just didn't work," she explained. "I mean, seasons change. Our season changed."
Musgraves continued on to note that her outlook on marriage has also changed, noting that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell—who have been together since 1983 but aren't married— are "doing something right."
"Part of me questions marriage as a whole, in general. I mean, I was open to it when it came into my life. I embraced it," she said. "I just have to tell myself I was brave to follow through on those feelings."
The "Space Cowboy" singer concluded, "I think I live best by myself. I think it's OK to realize that."
Musgraves and Kelly got married in Tennessee in October of 2017 after meeting each other in Nashville the year before. They announced their decision to split after two years of marriage in July of 2020.
"With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening," they wrote in a joint statement. "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," they continue. "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."
The two went on to note that the decision was made together and that they will "remain true friends" forever.
"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," they said. "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."
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