Ballerini — who announced her split dal “Kiss Somebody” singer in August — opened up on the iHeart podcast Tell Me About It with Jade Iovine about the reasons she felt compelled to end her marriage after nearly five years.
Il “Heartfirst” cantante, 29, explained that she’s always been “really intuitive and in tune” with herself — and knew when it was time to throw in the towel.
“Per un po, it was kind of like, 'OK, this is just a new phase of a relationship,’ because relationships go through seasons, Giusto? And it’s not always going to be butterflies and rainbows,” lei disse. “Per molto tempo, ero come, ‘Oh this is just… The glitter wears off. That’s what happens.’ And then you get into a phase where you wait for it to come back. And then sometimes it doesn’t.”
Ballerini added that while “divorce is a bitch,” she knew that it would be worse to stay in a marriage that wasn’t working than it would be to leave.
“Alla fine del giorno, it is such a disservice and a dishonoring of yourself if you know something is not right and you stay,” lei disse. “[Shame] is the one thing that I just refuse to feel… Judge me for it, bene, that’s on you.”
The country singer also revealed that she’s been leaning on her friends and family for support as she navigates the single life. Ballerini said she hasn’t spent a single night alone since the split, as a longtime friend moved into her house shortly after, and then she hit the road on tour.
“Whether it was my mom or my dad or my friends, I’ve had my people really rally for me and I’m not ready to be alone yet,” lei disse. “And I don’t think that I’m avoiding anything, ’cause I’m definitely in my feels, cause I really want to heal properly… But yeah, I don’t think that’s what I need right now.”
Ballerini revealed last month that she and Evans, 37, hanno concluso il loro divorzio il novembre. 15, the very same day she was nominated for a best country solo performance Grammy award. She said she finished the eventful day by picking up the keys to her new house.
“This is what’s going on, there’s… in my last song [I sing], ‘There’s no judgment or keeping score,'” she said on stage. “The truth is that this morning I started my day at the courthouse finalizing my divorce and then getting nominated for a Grammy, and then getting the keys to my dream home, and now standing in the circle of the Opry.”
lei ha continuato: “And s—, if that ain’t country music, Non so cosa sia.”
The star announced her split from Evans in August, chiamandolo a “deeply difficult decision” that was “the result of a journey of love, growth and effort that has ultimately come to an end.”
Evans added his own statement, scrivere, “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”