Kacey Musgraves Husband: Is Kacey Musgraves Married?

Kacey Musgraves Husband
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Kacey Musgraves Husband: Is Kacey Musgraves Married?

Kacey Musgraves is an American country singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Golden, Texas, US, she started playing music when she was 8 years old.

Her parents stood by her throughout her formative years while she grew as a musician. Her parents also funded her debut self-released album. She had her first stint with fame in 2007, when she participated in the singing reality show Nashville Star.

In 2012, she was signed by ‘Mercury Nashville’ on a contract. She released her debut studio album in 2013. Titled ‘Same Trailer Different Park,’ the album won a ‘Grammy Award’ for the ‘Best Country Album.

Several singles from the album topped the music charts. In 2018, she released her fourth studio album, ‘Golden Hour,’ which received widespread critical acclaim and won her four ‘Grammy Awards,’ including those for the ‘Best Country Album’ and the ‘Album of the Year Award.

Golden Hour’ also won a ‘Country Music Association Album of the Year’ award and an ‘Academy of Country Music’ award. Throughout her career, Musgraves has won seven Grammy Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, and three Academy of Country Music Awards.

Kacey Musgraves
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Is Kacey Musgraves Married?

Kacey Musgraves married singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly. Kacey met Ruston at the Bluebird Café in Nashville in 2016.

The pair had a songwriting date before they began dating shortly after. Kacey later revealed her song ‘Butterflies’ from her Golden Hour album is about this period of time.

On December 24, 2016, Kacey became engaged to Ruston, with the couple marrying in Tennessee on October 14, 2017.

On July 2020, Kacey and Ruston announced they had filed for divorce. The couple issued a joint statement confirming their intent to end their two-year-old marriage.

 Kacey Musgraves husband Ruston Kelly
Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves at the Grammys on Feb. 10, 2019 David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

FAQ

Who is Kacey Musgraves’ husband?

Kacey Musgraves does not currently have a husband. She was last married to singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly from 2017 until 2020.

Kelly released his debut EP Halloween in 2017 and his debut studio album Dying Star in 2018. He is known for country music and has written songs for the likes of Tim McGraw, Josh Abbott Band and more.

Why did Kacey Musgraves and her husband split up?

When Kacey Musgraves and her husband of less than three years, Ruston Kelly, filed for divorce, she cited irreconcilable differences in the paperwork.

Did Kacey Musgraves leave her husband?

Kacey Musgraves did part ways with her ex-husband Ruston Kelly. She was the one who filed for divorce, so that does imply that she was the one who may have done the leaving at the end.

However, the two have been pretty adamant that the relationship just didn’t work and don’t seem to have any animosity toward each other.

Who is Kacey Musgraves dating now?

She is currently dating copywriter and poet Cole Schafer. The pair were first spotted together in June 2021, which was about a year after Musgraves announced her divorce from ex-husband Ruston Kelly.

Who is Kacey Musgraves’ partner?

Kacey Musgraves’ current romantic partner is Cole Schafer. He works in advertising as a copywriter “by day” and moonlights under the alias January Black as a poet “by night” according to his website.

Schafer is actually a published poet with three books to his name: One Minute, Please?, After Her and Guillotine.

Are Kacey and Cole still together?

By all accounts, it appears Kacey Musgraves is still with her boyfriend writer Cole Schafer. As recently as Jan. 5, 2023, Musgraves made an Instagram post celebrating her beau’s birthday with the caption, “brightest flame in my world.”

The two were first spotted together in June 2021 and confirmed their relationship a few days later.

Where did Kacey Musgraves meet Cole?

Kacey Musgraves met her boyfriend Cole Schafer when the pair locked eyes across a crowded restaurant. They both live in Nashville, making it easier for their paths to cross. The future couple exchanged numbers and ended up going on a public outing together in June—in New York!

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