Country Singer Carly Pearce Reveals Why She's "Excited about the Next Chapter" after Split from Riley King

Country Singer Carly Pearce Reveals Why She's "Excited about the Next Chapter" after Split from Riley King

From touring around the country to attending awards shows and writing and recording her own music, Carly Pearce is always on the move, making it increasingly hard to keep up with her. One of the most intriguing aspects of the country music star's life (aside from her music, of course) is her love life. Both of her recent serious relationships have been rather public, making fans all the more invested when her relationships end abruptly. Over the past few years, it's been a whirlwind, so buckle up for a ride down memory lane of the now single Carly Pearce's recent relationships.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray (2018-2020)

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Carly and Michael on their honeymoonJohn Parra - Getty Images

Like Pearce, Michael Ray is a country singer and songwriter, with two full albums to date. Carly and Michael first went public with their relationship in the summer of 2018. Just 5 months later they announced their engagement in December of 2018. On October 6, 2019 the country music couple married outside of Nashville in an intimate ceremony. Though not long after the wedding bells rang, things started going south. Pearce said she "very quickly realized we were not meant to be," in an interview with People. Eight months after they tied the knot Pearce filed for divorce in June of 2020. "I believe we don't go through things that we're not supposed to go through. My love was real. I will stand by that forever," Pearce said of her failed marriage in the same interview citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.

Carly Pearce and Riley King (2021-2023)

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Less than a year after her divorce, Pearce entered into her next serious relationship with former Minor League Baseball player Riley King. Pearce confirmed her relationship with the Nashville realtor in May 2021, after being connected by mutual friends. Pearce to keep this relationship more private than her previous relationship with Ray. The pair dated for over two years, appearing on red carpets and at awards shows together.

In June of this year, they confirmed their split. "Carly and I have parted ways and I wish her nothing but the best in both her career and personal life," King told Page Six, breaking the relationship news to the public. "We just simply were not right for each other, and that's the bottom line. I am on such a beautiful journey, and I am really excited about the next chapter of my life," Pearce elaborated in an interview with People.

Pearce recently released a song with Chris Stapleton called "We Don't Fight Anymore." Considering her recent breakup fans assumed the song was about her relationship with King, but she emphasized that the song had nothing to do with their split and she wrote the song a year earlier when they were still together.

Carly Pearce and B.C. Taylor (2023-?)

Rumors have been swirling that Carly has been dating her drummer, B.C. Taylor.

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Carly Pearce/Instagram

Neither Carly nor B.C. have commented on the rumors, but they have been looking pretty cozy on Instagram. B.C. even shared a photo of the duo on his Instagram story with the caption "date night." We'll be on the lookout for an official announcement!

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