Carly Pearce Files for Divorce From Michael Ray After 8 Months of Marriage

One of country music's most adored couples is going their separate ways less than a year after they exchanged vows in Nashville.

By McKenna Aiello Jun 22, 2020 10:07 PMTags
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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray have split. 

The country music songstress filed for divorce on Friday, June 19, E! News has learned. Carly's decision to end their marriage comes just eight months after she and Michael exchanged vows in a Nashville wedding ceremony. 

"This was a hard decision," a source told People. "It wasn't something she wanted to have to do. This hasn't been a quarantine realization—it was a last resort."

Country music fans were first clued in on Carly and Michael's love story when they made their relationship Instagram official in the summer of 2018. Several months later in December of that same year, Michael popped the question while on vacation in Mexico. 

"Michael, I would've married you the first night we hung out because I knew then you were the one," Carly, 30, gushed on Instagram at the time. "You will always be my most precious example of God's timing and His love for me."

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In recent weeks, Carly and Michael, 32, made one last appearance together for a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on June 6. Then, during a more recent appearance on Kaitlyn Bristowe's Off the Vine podcast, the "I Hope You're Happy Now" singer revealed why working in the same industry had actually helped improve their marriage. 

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"We both grew up the same way of wanting to do this for a living and grew up loving the same kind of music," Carly shared at the time. "He loves the classic country and bluegrass, and he loves like the real, the Opry and all of those elements. So I think our hearts are kind of like, they bleed the same way, if that makes sense."

Despite this, speculation that something was amiss between Carly and Michael only grew when their social media posts together became more and more infrequent. They last shared birthday tributes to each other in late April. 

They have yet to comment publicly on the divorce news.