Maren Morris, an American singer-songwriter, has gained recognition for her music that intricately combines country, pop, R&B, and hip-hop influences. Her achievements include winning several awards, among them a Grammy Award.
She was formerly married to Ryan Hurd, with whom she shares a son. Her strong presence on these platforms has contributed to her widespread popularity and influence. Let’s learn more about her relationship with Ryan Hurd.
When did Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd First meet?
Morris and Hurd first crossed paths during a writing session for Tim McGraw’s song “Last Turn Home” in 2013. Despite initially being friends for a couple of years, their relationship eventually evolved into a romantic one. Hurd chronicled their journey in his 2017 song titled “Love in a Bar.”
In a conversation with Billboard in 2021 regarding their duet "Chasing After You," which was written by songwriters Brinley Addington and Jerry Flowers, Morris revealed more about the beginnings of her relationship with Hurd. She confessed that when they initially met, both she and Hurd were dating other individuals.
Ryan Hurd wrote 'Love in a Bar' about falling for Maren Morris
In his interview with People in 2017, Ryan Hurd shared his perspective on falling in love with Maren Morris. He highlighted how their routine of writing together, followed by casual outings to a bar in midtown for a few beers, inspired his single "Love in a Bar." Hurd mentioned that their connection deepened during these moments beyond just a creative partnership, especially after writing "Last Turn Home" for Tim McGraw.
He also acknowledged the advantages of being in a relationship within the music industry, emphasizing how they both understood the challenges of pursuing success in the field and could support each other.
In 2022, Hurd hinted at the possibility of recording a duet album with Morris someday. Unfortunately, due to their split, this collaboration is now unlikely to happen. While there were indications that Morris and Hurd's marriage might not endure, the romantic story of falling in love while writing songs remains undeniable.
One year after making their debut on the red carpet together, the couple proceeded to advance their relationship by becoming engaged. Morris joyfully revealed the news on Instagram, posting a series of photos showcasing her ring. Her caption for the images simply read, "Yes." accompanied by an engagement ring emoji.
On March 24, 2018, the couple exchanged vows at The Cordelle in Nashville. Reflecting on their wedding, Morris shared that they crafted their vows in a bar before the ceremony. She expressed her desire for the vows to strike a balance between heartfelt sincerity and light-heartedness.
"I aimed for a blend of genuine sentimentality and, of course, promises to him for our life together, but I also wanted to infuse some humor," she elaborated on The Bobby Bones Show. "So, I mentioned things like, 'I'll endure your constant sports watching if you tolerate my endless fascination with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'"
Furthermore, the musical duo disclosed that their chosen song for their first dance was Ashley Monroe's "Has Anybody Ever Told You." They explained that they opted for the ballad to step outside the traditional choices, aiming for something unique and distinctive.
Maren Morris opens up about her marriage to Ryan Hurd
In an interview with Esquire, Morris candidly discussed the challenges she and Hurd faced as newlyweds when she embarked on a tour with Niall Horan during the summer of 2018.
"It was probably the most difficult phase of our relationship," she reflected. "We had just gone on our honeymoon, and then I immediately started this extensive tour as an opening act for Niall Horan. It involved more international touring than I had ever experienced before, keeping me away for longer periods than any previous tours."
Morris described it as a "tough summer," emphasizing that seeking therapy was instrumental in navigating their rough patch. "We became much closer because we had to confront difficult choices and engage in challenging conversations about what our future would entail and how we could improve things. I've always loved him, but I feel a deeper appreciation for him in ways I hadn't realized were possible."
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd reveal they're expecting their first child
In October 2019, Maren Morris shared the delightful news of her pregnancy with her first child, posting a heartwarming maternity photoshoot featuring herself and Hurd. Choosing to forego the Grammy Awards, Morris opted to cherish precious moments with Hurd on a babymoon at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. Sharing a photo of Hurd on the property, she captioned it on Instagram with, "A familiar view that never gets old."
On March 23, 2020, Morris and Hurd celebrated the arrival of their first child, a baby boy named Hayes Andrew Hurd. The significance of the baby's name lies in its middle name, paying tribute to Hurd's late brother, who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 16.
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd release "Chasing After You" duet
In 2021, the couple marked a significant milestone with the release of their inaugural duet titled "Chasing After You." Ryan Hurd expressed his excitement in a press release, highlighting how they had initially met through songwriting and had collaborated on each other's tracks, but this was their first official duet. He emphasized the perfect timing of this musical collaboration, considering it a full-circle moment to create music together in this capacity.
Their performance of "Chasing After You" at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards garnered attention. Moreover, the song earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo or Group Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony.
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Divorced
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd have reportedly come to a settlement in their divorce proceedings. They finalized their agreement on all matters and officially notarized the divorce between December 28 and January 4. As part of the agreement, they will equally share custody of their soon-to-be 4-year-old son, Hayes Andrew Hurd. Additionally, Morris is slated to provide $2,100 per month in child support to her ex-husband.
However, the divorce requires final approval from a judge, which hasn't happened as of the current publication time. When Maren filed for divorce on October 2, citing "irreconcilable differences," it coincided with the day of their separation. The couple, married for over five years, briefly reunited after filing for divorce, notably seen together taking their 3-year-old son trick-or-treating on Halloween.
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