UPDATE: 1/31/24 at 7:13 p.m. ET.
Morris and Hurd’s divorce was finalized by a judge in Nashville on Tuesday, January 30, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly. The judge ruled that the exes were awarded an “absolute divorce” on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and upheld their settlement and prenuptial agreement.
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According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, the former couple reached an agreement on all issues relating to their divorce, which they signed off on in December 2023 and earlier this month. Morris, 33, and Hurd’s split remains pending while they wait for a judge to sign off.
In the paperwork, the pair divided up their assets based on a property settlement agreement and a prenup, which they signed in February 2018 and was later amended in October 2022. According to the agreement, Morris and Hurd, 37, will have joint custody of their 3-year-old son, Hayes. The country singer will also pay Hurd $2,100 in child support every month.
After meeting at a writing session for Tim McGraw’s song “Last Turn Home” in 2013, Morris and Hurd became friends before they started dating. Hurd offered a glimpse into their love story in his 2017 song “Love in a Bar.”
“[Ryan’s] always been a creative collaborator in my life, that’s how we met,” Morris exclusively told Us in 2019. “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, and now that we aren’t just songwriters, we’re artists.”
Hurd proposed to Morris in 2017, and they tied the knot one year later. Before their split, Morris discussed the challenges they faced especially while being apart on tour.
“It was probably the hardest part of our relationship. We went on our honeymoon, and then I immediately went on this gigantic tour opening for Niall Horan,” she told Esquire in 2019. “It was more international touring than I had ever done. And I was gone more than I had ever been on any other tour.”
Morris referred to that period of time as a “tough summer,” which led to her and Hurd attending therapy together. “We have grown so much closer because we had to make some hard decisions and have some tough talks about what this future looks like and how we can make this better,” she added. “I have always loved him, but I feel like I like him in ways I never knew I could before.”
After staying silent about divorce proceedings, Morris recently broke her silence about the major life change.
“I think this year has — for a lot of people, not just me — a lot of people that are close to me have gone through it. I’ve known so many people that have gone through breakups or divorces,” she explained during an interview with Howard Stern last month. “[My separation is] ongoing. I would like this to sort of wrap up.”
In a social media post earlier this month, Morris shared an inspiring quote, which read: “2024 will be deeply personal. It will be the long-awaited apology to yourself. Nothing and no one will keep that from you. You are about the walk into the greatest year of your life.”