Carly Pearce Speaks Out For the First Time About Divorce From Michael Ray

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray announced they were separating after a few months of marriage and neither have really publicly spoken about what caused the split until now

Carly talked with People magazine about the heartbreaking decision to end the marriage, “I truly thought I was gonna die,” she says. “There were moments I seriously did not know if I could breathe. It was awful. It is awful. But I think that what’s been awesome has been trusting myself and trusting what I have always known, which is God won’t take me through something that he won’t bring me out of or bring good from.”

“I’ve been sad. I’ve been angry. I’ve been relieved. I try to not be mad at myself. I try to not be mad at him. I think that holding grudges or staying mad only hurts you, and it’s just not healthy. So, I try to remind myself of that. And sure, I have days where I’m so mad at myself for just not knowing this was how it was all going to end up for me. My gosh, if I could go back, sure. But it’s a part of my story, and that’s okay.”

Some fans have read between the lines of her newest song, “Next Girl,” but she says, “I have encountered this guy quite a few times in my life. I left this relationship. I certainly don’t want to relive it every night in a song.”

Carly also shared a snippet of a new song on Instagram saying, “This is for anyone who realizes after a relationship that you “should’ve known better”


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Read more of the People interview here.