BREAKING: Maren Morris Files For Divorce From Ryan Hurd

The couple wed on March 24, 2018.


Lauren Jo Black

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October 17, 2023


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Maren Morris has filed for divorce from her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd after five years of marriage.

According to US Weekly, who obtained a divorce complaint filed in Davidson County, Tennessee, the pair have split and Morris filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

In Morris’ divorce filing, she reportedly specified the separation date as October 2, coinciding with the submission of the divorce documents.

Filed In Davidson County, Tennessee

Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT
Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

How They Met

The couple initially met through songwriting circles in Nashville. 

“We were both at different publishing companies, and our publishers’ job is to fill our calendars up, so they just randomly put us together on a write one day,” Morris once explained to People.

That 2013 writing session resulted in the song “Last Turn Home,” a track that immediately caught the attention of Tim McGraw who recorded it for his 2014 Sundown Heaven Town album.

“It was the start of a wonderful writing relationship,” Morris continued. “It’s one of my favorite songs that we’ve ever been a part of.”

They began to spend more time together and eventually wound up hanging at Music City staples like 3 Crow Bar and Red Door Saloon. 

Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd; Photo by Randy Holmes, ABC
Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd; Photo by Randy Holmes, ABC

“That’s when we started making a real connection, beyond a creative partnership,” Hurd recalled to People in a separate interview.

Began Dating In 2015

Their friendship soon turned into something more.

“We had been friends for only a couple of years, but there was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable,” the “Girl” singer shared. “We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, ‘Why are we avoiding this?’”

Morris and Hurd officially began dating in late 2015. Despite their budding careers and busy schedules, the couple made things work, often popping up at each other’s shows to cheer each other on.

They got engaged on July 3, 2017, while visiting Hurd’s family lake house in Michigan. 

Married In 2018

On March 24, 2018, the couple tied the knot in Nashville at The Cordelle. They wrote their own vows and partied the night away alongside friends and family. 

Ryan and Maren are parents to a son, Hayes Andrew Hurd, born on March 23, 2020. Hayes arrived one week before his due date and one day before Morris and Hurd celebrated their second wedding anniversary.

Frequently Collaborated

Morris and Hurd also frequently collaborated throughout their careers as well as leaned on each other through their similar career paths.

“There’s really nothing that can replace someone who knows what you’re going through,” Hurd previously told People of Morris’ impact on his career. “It’s another thing to be supportive and know why this is difficult and what it means to make an album and put your whole self into it. We have really difficult calendars and if one of us wasn’t supportive, it would be really easy to give up on that… This is a hard thing to do and it’s not glamorous. Every time I want to quit, she tells me how close I am. She does my career with me and I do mine with her. In chasing my career, I feel like it’s part hers.”

Morris has served as Hurd’s muse over the years, inspiring many of his songs including, “Love In a Bar,” “Diamonds or Twine” and “To a T.” Additionally, Hurd co-wrote several songs recorded by Morris throughout her career, including “Circles Around This Town,” “The Furthest Thing,” “I Can’t Love You Anymore,” and “What Would This World Tour?” from her latest album, Humble Quest.

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He also wrote “All My Favorite People (feat. Brothers Osborne)” and “Great Ones” from her second studio album, Girl. He is credited with writing “I Wish I Was” from her debut album, Hero.

Morris and Hurd also co-wrote a song, titled “Pass It On,” on Hurd’s debut album, Pelago.

The pair released their first official duet together, “Chasing After You,” in early 2021. The song was an instant hit and eventually made its way to No.1 on the country radio charts. Additionally, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd performed the song together for the first time at the 2021 ACM Awards. This marked their debut performance as a married couple on TV.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.