I know I'm not the boss of you, but I highly recommend having a box of tissues on standby, because Kacey Musgraves’ first Instagram since announcing her divorce from singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly is a tear-jerker. On July 20, Musgraves took to Instagram to share a beautiful picture of herself sitting in bed wistfully looking backwards with her arms wrapped around her legs. As if the picture wasn't already beautiful enough as is, the image was edited by mega-talented visual artist Sara Shakeel to feature gorgeous glittery accents, including sparkly butterfly wings on her back and glittery tears streaming down her face. In the caption, she wrote, "🕊🤍 if only tears were actually glittery.." —presumably a nod to how she may be feeling after splitting from her husband of over two years.
Told you it was a tear-jerker — but worry not! In the comments section, Kelly showed his support by dropping two emojis: an orange heart and a flexing arm. And is that not the most perfect sequence of emojis to get from your supportive ex when you're going through it? A heart for love, and a flexed arm for strength. I'm not crying, you're crying!
This isn't the first time the exes have shown support for each other on social media. On July 17, Kelly posted a couple of videos teasing his new song, "Pressure." "Such an exquisite song," Musgraves commented. "Quite possibly my favorite. ♥️" Kelly responded, "U convinced me to put it on the record don't forget," he wrote, before adding yet another orange heart emoji. Waaaah!
And as if that wasn't cute enough, Musgraves took to Twitter the following day to post the full song alongside the caption "this song, y’all." Kelly responded, "u convinced me to." Graceful exes! We love to see it! (All other celeb exes please take notes!)
Kelly and Musgraves announced their split on July 3, 2020. “These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” they wrote in their joint statement. “We believe that we were put into each other's lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better. The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It's a soul connection that can never be erased."
"We've made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work,” they continued. “Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this."
I know most celebrity divorce statements swear they're going to stay friends, even if they don't, but I have to say, I actually believe these two. I can't wait to keep watching them support the heck out of each other!