dancer – who announced their separation From the “Kiss Somebody” Singer in August: He Opened Up on the iHeart Podcast Tell Me About It with Jade Iovine about the reasons why she felt compelled to end her marriage after almost 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.
“For a while, it was kind of like, ‘OK, this is just a new phase of a relationship,’ because relationships go through seasons, right? And it’s not always going to be butterflies and rainbows,” she said. “For a long time, I thought, ‘Oh, this is just… The glow goes away. That is what happens.’ And then you go into a phase where you wait for him to come back. And then sometimes it doesn’t.”
Ballerini added that while “divorce sucks,” she knew it would be worse to stay in a marriage that wasn’t working than to leave.
“At the end of the day, it’s a disservice and a disgrace to yourself if you know something isn’t right and you stay,” he said. “[Shame] It’s the only thing I refuse to feel… Judge me on that, it’s okay, that’s up to you.”
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