Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are both successful country music singers and songwriters who tied the knot in 2018. However, after nearly 4 years of marriage, the pair have decided to go their separate ways.
On October 17, 2023, Maren filed for divorce from Ryan in a Nashville court, citing irreconcilable differences. The former couple share a 2-year-old son named Hayes.
According to the divorce petition, Maren cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. She filed the paperwork on October 17th in Nashville, where the couple owns a home together.
While the documents did not provide many details, they did request joint custody of their son Hayes, showing the pair’s commitment to co-parenting during this difficult transition.
Maren and Ryan’s love story began back in 2013 when they first met at a Nashville songwriting event. They felt an instant connection through their shared love of music and began dating shortly afterwards.
After several years together, Ryan proposed on July 3, 2017 with a stunning oval engagement ring. The two wed on March 24, 2018 at Nashville’s Historic Marathon Building in front of close friends and family.
Over the years, Maren and Ryan made several public appearances together, including their red carpet debut at the 2019 Grammy Awards. They seemed to have a solid, loving relationship and even collaborated on music, recording tracks like “All My Favorite People” and “I Wish I Was.”
Prior to marrying Ryan, Maren had been linked to other country music artists like Hunter Hayes and Chris Stapleton earlier in her career.
Ryan had also been in a previous high-profile relationship with country singer Kacey Musgraves for several years until 2016. They dated while co-writing songs for Musgraves’ album Pageant Material.
Shortly after filing for divorce, Maren made the unexpected announcement that she plans to take a step back from country music in the wake of her split from Ryan.
She stated that she no longer felt inspired by the Nashville music scene and wanted to explore a new musical direction. This news came as a shock to many fans who’ve followed Maren’s successful country career.
As for Ryan, he plans to continue pursuing his career as a country artist, while also focusing on co-parenting the former couple’s son. He has been supportive of Maren’s decision and wished her the best.
While Maren and Ryan’s divorce marks the end of their 4-year marriage, it seems the two will remain friendly as they move forward and work together to raise their son. Both have promising careers ahead as they explore new creative directions personally and professionally. Though no longer a couple, their bond through music and parenthood will always remain.