Kelsea Ballerini allegedly cheated on ex-husband Morgan Evans with The Chainsmokers singer Drew Taggart in 2019
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: The ‘Heartfirst’ star Kelsea Ballerini, 29, allegedly cheated on her then-husband Morgan Evans, 37, with The Chainsmokers singer Drew Taggart in August 2019 at Lollapalooza. The pair first collaborated in 2018 for their song 'This Feeling'. However, Ballerini did not come clean with her former husband till 2021 which subsequently led to their high-profile public split.
The ‘Blindsided’ star took to her podcast 'Call Me Daddy' on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, to tell her fans the reasons behind the failure of her marriage with the Australian country music star. She said that she came from a broken family and has “watched my parents really have a time with [marriage]. They had a nasty divorce.” She further added that she was skeptical about saying “I do”. Despite her initial hesitations, she, however, said yes to the 'I Do' singer in December 2017. Elaborating on her sexual chemistry with Evans, she further added that her “negative sexual experience” before getting married to another person made her think “sex was very one-sided, very for the man, not a sense of connection at all.” This resulted in a difficult relationship between the spouses “from the very beginning.”
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According to Page Six, a source revealed that one of the many reasons that led to the singer-musician couple’s divorce was the 'Homecoming Queen' star’s alleged affair with The Chainsmokers singer Drew Taggart in August 2019. Taggart, who is now reportedly being linked to Selena Gomez, was single during the said affair.
In her Spotify podcast, she further said that they were in couple's therapy and had multiple “separations” during their span of marriage. “I slept on the couch the night before the  CMAs, and I remember I went to rehearsal at the arena and texting him, and him being like, ‘I’ll see you at the carpet,'” Ballerini said.
Ballerini spoke to her fans candidly over her ex-husband's divorce song 'Over for You' which came out in November 2022. She said she was “so angry, so angry." "I had a pretty good grasp on my grieving journey until that song came out — and I was livid,” she said. Calling the song “opportunistic”, she continued, “His healing journey is his healing journey. I respect that, but publicly exploiting that feels a little nasty to me before it’s final.”
Evans channelized his feelings shortly before Ballerini’s podcast was published on Spotify. He took to his Instagram and wrote, “It’s really sad for me to see this person, who I spent so much of my life with, and loved with all my heart, saying things that aren’t reality and that leave out what really happened.” He further continued, “She knows I’m not the type of guy to speak on those things publicly. If this is what she needs to heal, I hope it helps. All I ask is that if you’re on my pages, please don’t be mean. Don’t be mean to Kelsea, don’t be mean to each other.”