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6 July 2020, 15:32
Country stars Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have announced they are getting a divorce.
The couple issued a joint statement confirming their intent to end their two-year-old marriage.
The statement read: "With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening.
"As 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.
"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.
"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."
The pair added: "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.”
Kacey and Ruston, both 31, met in 2016 at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
The pair had a songwriting date before they began dating shortly after.
Kacey later revealed her song 'Butterflies' from her Golden Hour album is about this period of time.
Later that same year, they got engaged at Christmas and married in October of 2017.