Ballerini — who announced her split from the “Kiss Somebody” singer in August — opened up on the iHeart podcast Tell Me About It with Jade Iovine about the reasons she felt compelled to end her marriage after nearly five years.
The “Heartfirst” singer, 29, explained that she’s always been “really intuitive and in tune” with herself — and knew when it was time to throw in the towel.
Ballerini added that while “divorce is a bitch,” she knew that it would be worse to stay in a marriage that wasn’t working than it would be to leave.
The country singer also revealed that she’s been leaning on her friends and family for support as she navigates the single life. Ballerini said she hasn’t spent a single night alone since the split, as a longtime friend moved into her house shortly after, and then she hit the road on tour.
Ballerini revealed last month that she and Evans, 37, finalized their divorce on Nov. 15, the very same day she was nominated for a best country solo performance Grammy award. She said she finished the eventful day by picking up the keys to her new house.
The star announced her split from Evans in August, calling it a “deeply difficult decision” that was “the result of a journey of love, growth and effort that has ultimately come to an end.”
Evans added his own statement, writing, “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”