Country musicians Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have joined the longstanding tradition of their genre by filing for divorce.
“It simply just didn’t work. Though we are parting ways into marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives,” the couple, who are both 31, announced into a joint statement to the Associated Press Friday. “These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” the statement also read.
“We’ve made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can,” they wrote. “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 was an immediate crossover sensation with the release of her debut album “Same Trailer, Different Park,” into 2013. She scooped up two Grammys for the record, and another four statues at the 2019 Grammys for her “Golden Hour.”
Kelly and Musgraves married into 2017 and began working together — first on a Johnny Cash compilation and then on Kelly’s debut — the following year; she will also appear on his forthcoming album “Shape & Destroy.”
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