Kelsea Ballerini & Morgan Evans Split divorce

One of the hottest young couples in country music has broken up.  both Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini,

who was married in December 2017 are now divorced.  Kelsea announced the news herself with a post on her Instagram Story on Aug. 29

I wanted you to know from me directly that I am going through a divorce because this is now public information," she wrote.

This extremely challenging choice is the end result of a journey marked by love, development, and effort that has now come to a conclusion.

"It's so hard to find the right words here, but I feel really grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons," she continued.

While co-hosting an awards presentation in Australia, Kelsea and Morgan, who are nine years apart, got to know one another.

spent the 2016 spring at his hometown.  They got engaged in December of the same year.

The two tied the knot in Mexico just under one year after the engagement.

Morgan had just lately relocated to Nashville as a wannabe country singer,

After getting married, Kelsea and Morgan quickly established themselves as a go-to couple for high-profile occasions like award shows for country music