She announced the split via an Instagram Story posted on Monday (Aug. 29). "I've always tried to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way,

while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold," she wrote in the text message.

Kelsea Ballerini Announces

"This has become public information therefore I would like you to know straight up that I'm currently going through a divorce.

Ballerini described her "deeply difficult decision" as a "result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end."

"It's difficult to find words here...but I am extremely thankful for the many years of marriage to Morgan and am hopeful for the coming seasons.

With a busy schedule approaching Please remember that we're both vulnerable, and are constantly healing and presenting in the best way we can," she said.

"In my early times, the notion of change was a frightening thought for me. It proved to be an inexplicably unrecognizable force that pattern my life with uncertainties," Ballerini 

"Only through the process of development have I discovered that, in the brutal and never-ending juxtaposition of life, life is lived.

If I tighten my fists and loosen my heels, and deconstruct the structure that was built by my youth, a real transformation can take place."