After half a decade of matrimony, celebrated musicians Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are heading for a split. The 33-year-old "Girl" songstress formally sought dissolution of her marriage with the 36-year-old Hurd in the state of Tennessee on October 2.
Documents unveiled by PEOPLE detail that the split is rooted in "irreconcilable differences." The musical duo, parents to their adorable 3-year-old son, Hayes Andrew, have reportedly been living separately since the mentioned date.
Furthermore, in alignment with Davidson County's standard procedures, they've been instructed to participate in a parenting seminar. This is typical for divorce cases involving young children in the area.
From Collaboration to Matrimony
Taking a brief journey down memory lane, Maren and Ryan's initial interaction dates back to 2013.
Both were collaborating on the Tim McGraw chartbuster, "Last Turn Home." Fast-forwarding two years, in 2015, the sparks flew, leading them to date. Their relationship became public when they graced the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.
The subsequent year witnessed their engagement, culminating in a heartwarming wedding ceremony in Nashville on March 24, 2018 — the very city where their love story commenced. The couple has frequently fused their artistic prowess, gifting fans with hits like the Grammy-nominated "Chasing After You" and Morris's 2022 melody, "I Can't Love You Any More." The latter, Morris once confided to Billboard, acted as a relationship buffer.
"Ryan and I were bickering about something — I can't even remember what, it was so stupid," she admitted. However, the song became a medium to vent, a therapeutic experience for the duo. Despite their impending divorce, Hurd has been vocal in supporting Morris.
Especially when she recently decided to momentarily step away from the country music scene. In an emotional Instagram post, Hurd defended her, lashing out at her detractors, "She deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated," he stated fervently.
Their relationship's journey wasn't always easy, particularly with demanding tour schedules. Morris once shared on Instagram, alongside snaps of their son, how they strived to find a balance between work and family. "Kids and touring is a creative adjustment," she confessed. "We miss [Hurd] and can't wait to be home."