The latest from US Weekly, claims that the couple filed ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the pair’s split. The court documents, obtained by the publisher, matches the date of the filing and the two have a prenup in place.
Morris and Hurd met back when they wrote the hit in 2014 “Last Turn Home” which sparked a friendship turned love interest.
The two officially began dating back in 2015 with Hurd proposing just a few years later. The musicians tied the knot back in Nashville on March of 2018.
Just a year later, Morris gushed over her husband and longtime ‘creative collaborator’ in an interview with Us Weekly.
“We were paired together six years ago to write a song. We didn’t know each other and it just kind of grew from there, so music has always been really intertwined in our love for each other,” she said.
According to Morris, the country artists looked to another A-list couple in the industry for an example of making a marriage work on the road. “I’ve learned so much from Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. They’ve got the two-week rule. … They just make it look so normal and it makes me and Ryan feel like this could be normal as well,” she told Us.
Morris admitted that the two took some time for their relationship a priority despite their busy schedules.
“Especially now that we’re married, it’s a little bit more important to us to see each other,” she explained. “We try to have a good balance.”
The former couple welcomed their son , Hayes, back in March of 2020.
“We really couldn’t have asked for a more magical human to be brought into our lives during this crazy time,” Morris gushed on The Bobby Bones Show that August, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic. “He’s been a good distraction from not being able to tour.”
The two worked on many songs together before calling it quits. Hurd was a vocal supporter when Morris called our Jason and Brittany Aldean last year.
Morris called our Brittany on social media in August of 2022 for making controversial comments about gender confirming care for transgender children.
“Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn’t something that is brave at all,” he tweeted at the time. “And I’m proud of Maren for sticking up for them. … Shut up and sing only applies to those who you disagree with.”
He continued: “Getting a lot of people telling me our career is over, as if the last time she spoke up about something it disappeared. Honestly, we’re pretty OK over here. Tours are good, got a [son] we love, we’re f—king fine and I promise she isn’t going to shut up now.”
Hurd also stood up for his wife when she announced that she would be leaving the country music scene for good.
“She deserves to be celebrated, not just tolerated,” Hurd wrote via Instagram on September 20, sharing a pic of Morris’ album cover. “I love the response from people who don’t just love these two songs, they needed them. … Most people would just shut up and keep collecting the paycheck, because the wave of vitriol is real and it’s hard.”
Hurd declared that he was “so sick of watching” as Morris got “the s–t kicked out of her” online for her progressive beliefs. “She deserves a little sunshine for the burden she has carried for every artist and fan that feels the same way. … I can’t wait to make music that follows the same path, whatever that is,” he wrote, concluding, “Love you, MM. Keep on keeping’ on.”