Kelsea Ballerini Expressed Her Shock Over Being Married To Her Ex-Husband Morgan Evans, Asking “How was I Married To This Person?”
Published on February 22nd, 2023 | Updated on February 22nd, 2023 | By FanFest
Kelsea Ballerini is not mincing her words when it comes to ex-husband Morgan Evans. On the “Call Her Daddy” podcast with Alex Cooper, she shared how he put out a song about being taken by surprise and even took half of their house for which he had no monetary contribution. She went on to ask in disbelief: How could I have been married so long without realizing this side of his character?
After being married for nearly half a decade, Ballerini sought out to file for divorce last summer.
Ballerini asserted that her bond with Evans had to be laboriously fostered over a significant period of time, as reported by People.
“There were separations. There was years of couples therapy. There was like, many a night of sleeping on the couch,” she confessed. “I don’t think it was the first night, but it was a night where I was like, ‘This is not what I want.'”
Ballerini admitted that the night before the CMAs she spent it sleeping on the couch in anticipation.
“I remember I went to rehearsal at the arena and texting him and being like, ‘I’ll just see you at the carpet,'” she explained.
The singer added that there was “a sense of disconnection” in her marriage and there was a “lack of effort to see each other.”
“I was getting resentful because any time we did see each other, I felt like I was carrying that load, and I was tired,” she said on the podcast. “I was just tired of showing up in that way all the time and not feeling like I was seen or matched.”
Drawing upon his experience with a broken heart, Evans crafted “Over For You,” an ode to Ballerini after their separation. As an Australian singer-songwriter himself, he was inspired by the break-up of the two country stars.
In it, he sings, “How long have you been waiting/To take our pictures down?/How long have you been breaking?/Why am I just finding out?”
In November, the 37-year-old told Fox News Digital that he wrote the song “in the middle of it all” with his now ex-wife, and that writing helped him “sort through a lot of that.”
With her new EP, “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat,” as well as its accompanying short film, Ballerini intimately engages with Evans’ song.
She sings, “I’d go write a song, and you’d go for a walk/We had to get drunk to ever really talk/I told you what I needed, didn’t have to read my mind/So, were you blindsided or were you just blind?”
Another song off Ballerini’s fiery EP tackles the love lost between her and her former partner.
She told Cooper, “I think he loved me more at 23. And I love me more at 29,” which is echoed in her song “Mountain With a View.”
In that track, Ballerini sings, “I’m wearin’ the ring still, but I think I’m lyin’/Sometimes you forget yours. I think we’re done tryin’/I realize you loved me much more at 23/I think that this is when it’s over for me.”
At 29-years-old, the artist confessed that she had never imagined getting married at such a young age despite it being her reality.
“I didn’t want to have a wedding,” she told Cooper. “I swore I would never get married.”
The separation of Ballerini and Evans was made official in November.
Numerous reports are indicating that the “I Quit Drinking” musician is in a relationship with Chase Stokes, who stars on Netflix’s Outer Banks. The two have been seen together frequently and also publicly interacted over Instagram.
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“I’ve never really dated. I don’t know how it works,” Ballerini told Cooper. She also confirmed she is not single.
“Am I single?” she said with a laugh. “Am I single? God. Um… nope.”
On her TikTok Tuesday, Ballerini urged fans to tune in tomorrow when the whole interview will air and they can get a glimpse into their honest dialogue about her previous relationship’s ending, along with insight on her music.
She conveyed that she would relish a good-natured, in-depth conversation about the album she loves so dearly and then be able to put it behind her and move on.
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