Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Are Divorcing
Not long after announcing she was leaving country music, Maren Morris filed for divorce from her husband and fellow country singer Ryan Hurd. The couple have been married for five and a half years. They married in March of 2018 and have a three-year-old son, Hayes.
Morris filed for divorce on October 2 in the Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. The divorce documents say that Maren cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. The documents also state that Morris and Hurd had a prenuptial agreement on file before their wedding. Also, in the court documents, the couple is seeking joint custody of Hayes.
The couple met as songwriters in Nashville. In 2021, Morris joined Hurd on his ballad “Chasing After You,” which was nominated for Music Video and Musical Event for the CMA Awards that same year. Hurd also appeared on Morris’ 2022 single “I Can’t Love You Anymore.”
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Three weeks ago, Maren announced a few new songs that would not be country music and said she was leaving the genre. Ryan posted a photo of the project and voiced his support on Instagram. He wrote in the lengthy post of his wife, “She deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated. I love the response from people who don’t just love these two songs; they needed them. I knew it would strike a chord. Most people would just shut up and keep collecting the paycheck because the wave of vitriol is real, and it’s hard. I’m so sick of watching my wife get the s— kicked out of her by the internet. I’m sick of every talking head having some kind of stupid opinion about what she says. It’s the same every time; why are you surprised when she calls out something racist or homophobic?”
He continued, “I’m sick of people getting rewarded for it. To me, the Bridge is beautiful, and so rock and roll. She deserves a little sunshine for the burden she has carried for every artist and fan that feels the same way. I can’t wait for that first tour and to see all of the smiling and beautiful people who needed these songs and also need HER. I can’t wait to make music that follows the same path, whatever that is. Feel free to leave a comment below to express your hatred or love for whatever I said; they will be duly noted, filed, sorted, and discarded. Love you, MM. Keep on keepin’ on.”