Kacey Musgraves Announces "Painful Decision" to Split from Her Husband, Ruston Kelly

"It simply just didn’t work."

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  • Kacey Musgraves has split from her husband, Ruston Kelly, after two and a half years of marriage.
  • They released a joint statement and said, "We've made this painful decision together."
  • The couple tied the knot on October 14, 2017.

    Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have split up.

    In a joint statement released to People, the former couple explained, "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."

    Setting the record straight, Musgraves and Kelly revealed, "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."

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    At the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019.
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    "We've made this painful decision together—a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can," they continued. "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."

    Musgraves and Kelly met at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in March 2016. They got married on October 14, 2017.

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