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Country Star Carly Pearce & Husband Michael Ray Split After Less Than a Year of Marriage

It’s over for country star Carly Pearce and husband Michael Ray.

The 30-year-old singer has announced that she and Michael have split after just under a year of marriage.

“This was a hard decision. It wasn’t something she wanted to have to do,” a source shared with People about the couple’s split. “This hasn’t been a quarantine realization — it was a last resort.”

Carly and Michael tied the knot in Nashville in October, before the coronavirus hit the nation.

The duo had been spending time together and apart during the pandemic, staying at their home in Nashville and their families’ homes.

“You just drink wine and walk around a small town,” Michael shared with the site of their activities during quarantine. “I don’t think I’ve ever walked more in my life. I felt like we were retired. We just didn’t have anything else to do but walk.”

He added that “it’s been a hard time for everybody, but we’ve really tried to find the silver lining in it, and go, ‘We’re not getting out of this, so how do we make the most of it?’”

For their honeymoon, Carly and Michael chose to head to this tropical location…

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Country Music Stars Michael Ray & Carly Pearce Hit the Beach During Their Honeymoon!

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce got married in October and they are now on their honeymoon!

The two country music stars hit the beach together at Sandals South Coast on Wednesday (December 18) in Jamaica.

“We knew we wanted to go somewhere tropical,” the couple told ET about their honeymoon. “With our busy travel schedules, we didn’t want to travel too far. Jamaica seemed to have everything we wanted, with only a couple of short flights to get there.”

“Our ‘off’ season is in December,” the couple added. “Rather than try to squeeze in a honeymoon right after our wedding, we decided to wait until we knew we both could really unplug and properly celebrate.”

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Carly Pearce & Michael Ray Marry in Nashville!

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are officially husband and wife!

The country singers married on Sunday (October 6) in front of about 100 family members and friends at the Drakewood Farm, which is about 15 miles north of downtown Nashville, People confirms.

Carly and Michael, 29 and 31 respectively, exchanged vows they’d written themselves during eh emotional ceremony, which was officiated by Bill Cody, a country radio DJ and announcer at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Michael proposed to Carly back in December during a romantic trip to Mexico after about five months of dating.

Congrats Carly & Michael!

New Country Artists Lindsey Ell, Ashley McBryde, & Carly Pearce Attend ACM Awards 2019!

Lindsay Ell rocks a neon green dress on the red carpet at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce were also in attendance at the event. The three entertainers joined Danielle Bradbery in the New Female Artist of the Year category and Ashley picked up the award.

During the show, Ashley performed two times!

Carly was joined at the event by fiance Michael Ray, who was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year. They presented the award for Duo of the Year.

FYI: Carly is wearing a Liven Co. ring.

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Country Stars Carly Pearce & Michael Ray are Engaged!

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are getting married!

The country singers announced on Saturday night (December 22) that Michael popped the question to Carly during their romantic getaway in Mexico.

“Dec 19, 2018 My life forever changed for the better,” Michael wrote on Instagram. “I got down on one knee in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and looked into the eyes of the most beautiful soul I have ever known and asked her to be my wife!!”

Michael and Carly first went public with their relationship only five months ago.

Head to Michael‘s Instagram to see photos from the proposal here.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett & More Read Mean Tweets - Watch!

Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett are facing their haters!

The country stars all sat down for a special Country Music Edition of Jimmy Kimmel‘s Mean Tweets series following the 2018 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (November 14).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kacey Musgraves

Midland, Lauren Alaina, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Michael Ray, Scotty McCreery, Ashley McBryde, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts and Dan + Shay also participated in the hilarious Mean Tweets reading.

Watch them read the mean tweets below!

Country Star Michael Ray Apologizes to Fans After DUI Arrest

Michael Ray has released an apology to fans after he was arrested for DUI.

The 29-year-old country singer was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis oil following a minor car collision in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s in Florida.

Police said that Ray “had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, he stumbled while walking and smelled of alcohol.” He failed sobriety tests and would not consent to a breathalyzer test.

Michael released a statement in which in he said he hopes to rebuild the trust of his fans.

“I want to apologize to my fans, family, and my hometown community for placing myself in this situation,” Michael told People. “I am so very sorry for the disappointment these events have caused everyone. I know it will take time; however, I will do everything I can to rebuild your trust.”

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