CARLY PEARCE and MICHAEL RAY have called it quits after just EIGHT MONTHS of marriage. A source close to Pearce told PEOPLE (which first broke the news) — that it was “a hard decision” for the singer. “It wasn’t something she wanted to have to do,” they added, “This hasn’t been a quarantine realization — it was a last resort.”
Ray, 32, and Pearce, 30, last appeared in public together on June 6, when they both performed without a live audience at the Grand Ole Opry. They were joined on the bill by Steve Wariner and Lee Brice who sat between them on stage during their performances.
Ahead of the performance, Ray told PEOPLE that he and Pearce were splitting their time in quarantine between their place in Nashville and their families’ homes. He said they spent a month together in the coastal Alabama home of Pearce’s parents, where they kept busy by going on a lot of “wine walks.”