Country music stars Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd have split after five years of marriage. Morris filed for divorce in Nashville circuit court on October 2, 2023, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple have one son together, Hayes Andrew, who was born in March 2020.
A Harmonious Beginning
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd’s love story was one that resonated with many. The pair first crossed paths in 2013. They were later introduced as writing partners by publishers. Their collaboration resulted in the song “Last Turn Home,” which Tim McGraw later recorded for his 2014 album.
Their romantic journey began in 2015 and quickly blossomed. Engaged in 2017 and married in 2018, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd became known as a country music powerhouse couple. Their shared passion for music was not confined to their personal lives; they frequently collaborated musically, producing hits that touched the hearts of many.
Musical Harmony and Grammys
Over the years, they have collaborated on numerous songs, including Morris’ hit singles “The Middle” and “Circles Around This Town.”
Their partnership extended to Maren Morris’s 2022 release, “I Can’t Love You Any More.” Their chemistry as artists was undeniable, making them a compelling force in the country music scene. In fact, earlier this year, they graced the stage together at the Grand Ole Opry House during a tribute concert for Leslie Jordan in February. Their harmonious blend of voices and talents was a testament to the love and art they shared.
A Country Crossroads to Divorce
However, as life often takes unpredictable turns, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd found themselves at a crossroads. The divorce complaints, which were filed in Davidson County, cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind their split. The official date of separation was noted as October 2, coinciding with the submission of the divorce complaint documents.
In a gesture of dedication to their shared responsibility as parents, Morris and Hurd underwent an online parenting seminar for divorcing parents. This court-approved parent education and family stabilization course was a testament to their commitment to their son, Hayes Andrew Hurd, born in March 2020. In accordance with Tennessee’s divorce protocols, the couple cannot relocate their child from their Tennessee home until the divorce proceedings are finalized.
Fans of Morris and Hurd have been shocked and saddened by the news of their split. Many have taken to social media to express their support for the couple and their hope that they will be able to co-parent their son amicably.
Maren Morris’ Take on the Country Scene
Maren Morris is changing more than just her relationship status. She’s making waves with her bold stance against the Nashville country music scene. She’s been talking about the lack of opportunities for women and people of color in the industry. And in protest, she’s decided not to submit her music for country music awards and country radio.
Her husband, Ryan Hurd, isn’t sitting on the fence. In September, he posted on Instagram, saying, “She deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated.”
He’s had enough of the online trolls and critics taking shots at his wife. He’s also tired of people getting away with spouting racist or homophobic nonsense.
Although the pair may not be a couple anymore, their music and the emotions it stirs up will always remind us of the love and art they shared. As fans, we can only hope they both find happiness and success in their separate journeys. Life moves on, but the music lingers
But Maren Morris isn’t just making statements; she’s still making music. Her EP, “The Bridge,” dropped in September, featuring tracks like “The Tree” and “Get the Hell Out of Here.” And she’s not afraid to call out fellow country artists whose behavior she’s not too thrilled about.