Kelsea Ballerini’s Prenup

Feb 25, 2024 | Prenuptial Agreements, real life case, Relationships

When we think of country star Kelsea Ballerini, it’s usually for her soulful tunes rather than her personal life. But in 2023, she made headlines not for her music but for her divorce from husband Morgan Evans and the unexpected twists surrounding their prenuptial agreement. Let’s dive into the details of this couple’s love story, their tumultuous prenup agreement, and more. 


Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ Love Story 

As a bit of background, Kelsea Ballerini is a country star extraordinaire with top hits like “IF YOU GO DOWN” and “I quit drinking,” who got married to her (now ex) spouse, Morgan Evans, in 2017. Morgan Evans is also a country singer from Australia. The pair met at Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards in 2016, where they fell in love and got married not long after (10 months to be exact). The pair were happily married for several years. They even released a song together in 2018. After nearly five years together, Kelsea announced their divorce in August of 2022. 


Morgan Evans’ Net Worth 

According to, Morgan Evans’ net worth is approximately $4 million. This is likely thanks to his career as a country music singer and songwriter and from assets he received from his divorce with Kelsea (namely, her beloved house). His most recent album, released in April of 2023 with over 30 million streams on Spotify, where he wrote and sang about hard times, presumably partially contributing to his relationship downfall with Kelsea. 


Kelsea Ballerini’s Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelsea is worth about $6 million which can be attributed to her country music success. She has released at least two gold albums and one platinum album. Her tours have also grown into arena-level shows, which is no easy feat! Between her albums and tours, she has created a very successful career for herself!  


Kelsea Ballerini’s Prenup

In a heart-to-heart chat with Alex Cooper on the Call Her Daddy Podcast, Kelsea got real about the messy reality of her prenup with Morgan Evans. Yes, they did, in fact, have a prenup, but it wasn’t as straightforward as she thought, thanks to some confusing alimony clauses that left her facing a tough choice: give up half the beloved house that she bought or pay Morgan alimony. Talk about a curveball she didn’t see coming!

Kelsea explained that she weighed her options and chose to part with half her house to avoid a messy legal battle over alimony. Basically, if she were to choose the alimony option, the court hearings and attorney calls were only just beginning. It would take a lot more effort and time to do the alimony option than the house option. Sure, it wasn’t what she wanted, but sometimes, you gotta pick your battles.


Our Expert Opinion on the Amiguous Prenup Language

Her story shines a light on something really important— the necessity of clear, plain language in prenups. These agreements aren’t just pieces of paper; they’re roadmaps for what happens if things don’t go as planned. And if there is any ambiguous or unclear language, then the whole thing goes out the window, as you can see in Kelsea’s situation. 

As for what the language specifically said in the contract, it’s not 100% clear. Kelsea explicitly stated on the Call Her Daddy podcast that, “[The attorneys said] ‘He wants half the house; that’s how [Morgan’s team is] reading the prenup,’ or there’s messy alimony language.” Essentially, this boils down to the fact that Kelsea was required to (a) Give her ex a portion of her separate property or (b) pay him alimony based on certain language in the prenup. For Kelsea, it was understandably much easier to give up her house (even though it was separate property and she owned it), than to continue public hearings on alimony and drag out the divorce process. It’s unclear exactly what the “messy alimony” language was without seeing the document itself.

You might be pondering how such a scenario could unfold for a celebrity. They have unlimited funds for prenup attorneys, right?! How could they end up with a prenup that seems to have missed the mark? Well, mistakes happen even among legal professionals. This particular clause may not have been drafted in a manner that favored Kelsea even though it intended to. It’s also possible that it was discussed and agreed upon by all parties involved, but Kelsea just didn’t fully understand it. This underscores why it is so important to understand the terms of any agreement you sign! 

Kelsea’s New Relationship 

If you haven’t heard the news yet, the word on the street is that Kelsea has a new boo, Chase Stokes (Outer Banks star character, who plays the beloved “John B”). On the Call Her Daddy podcast, Kelsea admitted she was “having fun” with Chase Stokes after sliding into his DMs. This was reportedly several months after Kelsea and Morgan’s divorce was final back in November 2022. Fast forward to January 2024 and they are still together! In fact, Kelsea made a post about their love by stating “thanks for making me write love songs” with a picture of her and Chase to boot. Aww! We love love! One thing we know for sure, is this time around, she’ll likely get a prenup with a stronger alimony clause! 


The Bottom Line

So, what’s the takeaway from Kelsea’s rollercoaster ride through her prenup? It’s simple: take the time to hash out the details and make sure both parties understand what they’re signing. This is essential for protecting yourself and your assets – just ask Kelsea.

In the end, Kelsea Ballerini’s journey through her divorce and prenup woes reminds us that even in the world of glitz and glamour, real-life challenges can’t be avoided. But with a little clarity and a lot of heart, we can navigate even the messiest of situations.

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