What you don't know about Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans' relationship

What don't you don't know about Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans' relationship? Kelsea Ballerini — who's undergone a stunning transformation – and her husband still have that newlywed glow, even though they've been married for years (via People). As touring artists, these two are pros at spending time apart while either one of them is on the road — but these lovebirds prefer to spend their time together, as seen on Ballerini's Instagram feed.

But despite their busy schedules, Ballerini feels like she's living the best of both worlds. "With our careers, we get to do what we love, then we get to find time to be with who we love," she revealed to People. "I think that makes for a really full life — when you can do everything that you want, and then share it with someone."

The young couple — Ballerini is nine years younger than her Australian beau, as noted by Country Living, though you can't tell thanks to his boyish good looks — isn't shy when it comes to professing their love for one another. But there's a lot we didn't know about their relationship...until now!

Kelsea Ballerini felt an instant connection to Morgan Evans

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans met in 2016, while co-hosting an award show in his native Australia. It was an instant love connection, too, as Ballerini told Access Hollywood in 2020. "I've always like loved the idea of relationships and love and all of that, but I wasn't even really sure I wanted to do the marriage thing," she explained. The reason? Ballerini was deeply affected by her parent's divorce when she was young.

But Evans made her rethink love and marriage, and it all started with a smooth move on his part at the after-party. "Later that night he leaned over and asked if he could kiss me, like a proper gentleman, and I said yes," Ballerini gushed in an in interview with People

As it turns out, Ballerini was on Evans' radar before they even met. He told CMT that months before they co-hosted the awards show together, he knew she'd be his future wife after listening to her debut album, The First Time. How romantic!

Morgan Evans didn't wait long to pop the question to Kelsea Ballerini

After nine months of dating, Morgan Evans called "Dibs" on Kelsea Ballerini and proposed to her on Christmas morning, according to People. Of course, Ballerini said "yes," and couldn't look happier than she did in the engagement photo posted to her Twitter account; in the snap, Ballerini is embracing her new fiancé while showing off the shiny new rock on her hand. Following the engagement, Evans told People he had the cushion-cut diamond ring custom-made for his future wife. "I wanted it to be classic and beautiful, like her," he shared. What does your ring's diamond cut says about you?

Ballerini, who always keeps it real with fans, also posted the engagement photo on her Instagram page, and wrote in the caption that her beau got down on one knee while she was burning pancakes in the kitchen. Oops! On a more serious note, she wrote, "Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life." We hope this couple lasts forever!

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans tied the knot in a seaside Mexican wedding

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans may not be "wedding people," as Ballerini suggested in a People interview, but they sure do know how to make an event unforgettable. From tequila shots to an impromptu, fully-clothed dip in the pool, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans were married in a romantic destination wedding; it took place at an oceanside resort in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, in front of family and friends in 2017.

Ballerini explained that she didn't care so much about wedding details, as much as she cared about actually "being married." To that end, she left the wedding planning to Jayne Bubis, who also planned Carrie Underwood's bridal affair in 2010. That freed up time for Ballerini and Evans to focus on their emotional wedding vows. "Kelsea's vows were, as you would expect, poetic, sweet — like, mind-blowingly good," Evans recalled. After the couple shared their vows, Evans admitted the pair lost it and started crying, so they had to cut things short. 

Ballerini was a rock star on her wedding day with three outfit changes, "because duh!" she quipped in another People interview. 

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans have a fave liquor, and the reason will melt your heart

Following their stint as award show hosts in 2016, country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans celebrated at the after-party with shots of tequila, which was Evans' idea. "He was like, 'Let's take a shot,'" Ballerini recalled in a chat with People. "I remember taking that shot and putting it down and looking at him like, 'Oh...he's super hot.'" It sounds like Evans was onto something!

Since Ballerini and Evans' super romantic love story began with tequila, it seemed appropriate that the Mexican liquor be served at the couple's wedding in Cabos San Lucas. So following the exchange of vows and rings, the two lovebirds toasted their union with none other than tequila shots. During the reception, guests were treated to tequila-based cocktails, like margaritas and pineapple mezcals. All that's left for the couple to do is write a duet about tequila.

Speaking of tequila, this is what it's actually made of, if you're curious.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans inspire each other's love songs

Kelsea Ballerini may hate traditional love songs — so much so that she wrote a song about it, according to Tennessean – but that doesn't mean she skips out on them altogether. As she told Taste of Country in 2020, two songs off her album Kelsea are inspired by her hubby, Morgan Evans. "It's just like fun and quirky and it's just talking about how hot he is," Ballerini explained, discussing one of the songs on the album she co-wrote called "Bragger."

Evans has also written several love songs inspired by his wife, including "Diamonds" off his third album. "It's so funny: people are like, 'So, did you write this about your wife?' I'm like, 'Yeah,'" he revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood. "I didn't write it about anyone else!"

The first song Evans ever wrote about his famous wife was "Dance with Me," off of his U.S. debut album. Ballerini even joined him on vocals, as noted by Hot Country 93.1.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans don't spend as much time together as they'd like

When Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans met in 2016, the two were just scratching the surface of their musical careers. That year, Ballerini was already getting attention for her debut album, The First Time, according to Knox News. Since then, both their careers have taken off, which has made finding time for one another a bit challenging. Fortunately, they've made it work somehow. 

In 2018, Ballerini was opening for Keith Urban's Graffiti U World Tour, while her hubby Evans was supporting Chris Young during his Losing Sleep tour. "It's crazy!" she confessed in an interview with ABC News Radio. "Me and Morgan are both going a million miles a minute right now. But it's cool because we'll meet up on the road in different places." 

Ballerini went on to say that Evans once surprised her while she was staying in Lake Tahoe, adding that they're in a constant state of adventure as a couple. "It's very fun," she continued.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are pretty transparent with fans about their relationship

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans have nothing to hide when it comes to their relationship, even in their more unglamorous moments. For example, in the summer of 2020, Ballerini hilariously live-tweeted the time a bat got in their house. She even tweeted a video of her hubby trying to catch the bat with a pool skimmer.

Ballerini has always been open with fans about her relationship with Evans, something he's supportive of. "Kelsea is so honest on social media," he shared in an interview with the Rolling Stone. "That's the best thing that's ever happened to me because there's no energy wasted — we're just so honest and open." 

Ballerini also took to social media following her wedding to let fans in on the couple's married life. "Woke up to the hottest human I've ever seen wearing a ring and ate leftover wedding cake for breakfast," she tweeted on their honeymoon. She also shared a photo on Instagram of the two about to kiss in a pool overlooking the ocean below. Married life looks good on them!

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans love singing and performing together

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans love performing together, especially as a surprise for their fans (per E! News). "It's a cool thing to be able to do with your wife," Evans said. "We've only done it a couple of times." 

One of those cool moments happened during Ballerini's show at the Ryman Auditorium in 2018, that coincidentally fell on Valentine's Day. According to Taste of Country, Evans walked onstage with a bouquet of roses and joined Ballerini, to the surprise and delight of fans. The couple proceeded to sing "Dance with Me," a song Evans wrote for his wife. We are here for these public displays of affection!

These lovebirds don't need a sold-out stadium to sing together, either. In early 2020, following country legend Kenny Rogers' death, Ballerini and Evans took to social media to sing their own rendition of one of his most famous songs, a duet he performed with country crooner Dolly Parton: "Islands of the Stream." What resulted was pure country music magic. 

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are in no rush to have kids

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans hope to one day have kids of their own, but they've made it clear it's not happening anytime soon. During a 2017 interview with People, Ballerini, who was 24 at the time and clearly enjoying her newlywed high, said she's "not in a rush" to start a family. 

Though Evans and Ballerini came to this decision together, Evans admits he feels pressure from society to have children. "I feel like everyone around us is having babies right now," he said on the red carpet during the 2019 Country Music Association Awards (via People). "It's unbelievable, even on the red carpet there's babies." The Australian country singer added that he and Ballerini are happy being an aunt and uncle for now, though they do look forward to the day they have their own kids. Looks like this couple is enjoying their time together.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans support each other no matter what

It's safe to say Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are each other's biggest fans. Whenever either of them reaches a milestone, a celebration is bound to follow. "I feel like we're always celebrating something when we're together," Ballerini told E! News on the red carpet at the 2018 American Music Awards. "We're very lucky right now."

Very lucky indeed. From award shows to stadium concerts, Evans and Ballerini always seem to be side-by-side supporting one another, despite their hectic schedules. 

Evans truly loves being his wife's cheerleader, according to a joint interview he and Ballerini gave to Entertainment Tonight. He's also pretty supportive when it comes to Ballerini's red carpet fashion picks. "We'll have a fitting for a show like this, and I'll show him, 'All right, here are three dresses, what do you think?' And he'll be like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah,'" Ballerini shared. "He is a supportive, supportive, wonderful human."

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans make the best of every circumstance

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans try to be wherever the other is as often as possible, but sometimes it doesn't always work out. Luckily the two are pretty flexible. For example, as their first wedding anniversary was approaching, Ballerini shared with E! News that she wasn't sure if they'd be able to spend the day together. "We are currently fighting to get our schedules and be together on that day," she said while on the red carpet at the 2018 American Music Awards. "If not, we're having a big vacation over the holidays. So, we'll celebrate — maybe a week late, but we will celebrate."

Then in 2020, Evans and Ballerini couldn't tour, as like everyone else they were stuck at home. But despite the unconventional circumstances, the couple looked like they were having a blast using their linen closet as a makeshift recording booth, as noted on Ballerini's Instagram page. 

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans call Nashville home

According to CMT, Knoxville native Kelsea Ballerini moved to the Music City when she was younger to pursue a country music career, which clearly worked out for her. She performs regularly at the legendary country music venue the Grand Ole Opry, as noted by Tennessean. She also sings, albeit not as regularly, from downtown Nashville rooftops on for evening talk shows, according to her Instagram page.

We scoured the internet to find out what house Ballerini lives in with Morgan Evans, but all we know for sure is that they call Nashville home. Back in 2017, Variety reported that Ballerini shelled out more than half a million dollars for a Nashville townhouse, but it's unclear whether or not she still lives there. However, occasionally we get glimpses of the inside of the pad she shares with Evans via Ballerini's Instagram posts.

We also know for sure is that Ballerini loves living in Nashville, according to a 2018 feature on the Grand Ole Opry website. In the article, she shared that her favorite date night spot is Virago (a sushi restaurant) and that she loves hanging out with her pup at the park. 

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans love to travel together

When Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans aren't performing in cities across the country, they love going on adventures together, usually to a faraway and exotic destination. According to the Daily Mailin 2019, the lovebirds enjoyed time on the water in Mexico, which probably brought back memories of their romantic nuptials there two years earlier.

That same year, the two traveled all over Greece, enjoying the sights in Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos (via iHeart Radio). Of course the couple documented their travels on social media, giving fans major FOMO. 

However, the pair didn't just show the highlight reel. Ballerini, who always keeps it real with fans, shared in an Instagram post that she actually had food poisoning during most of their time in Santorini, and spent it drinking Powerade and watching the sunset from her hotel room. Luckily, she added, she had Evans by her side through it all. 

Kelsea Ballerini feels like it's meant to be with Morgan Evans

Since day one, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans knew they were meant to be together. Ballerini told Brit + Co in 2018 that she felt likes she's "exactly where I'm supposed to be, with who I'm supposed to be with," hinting at her musician beau, Evans.

Prior to meeting Evans and falling in love, Ballerini suffered a lot of heartbreak from her last serious relationship, some of which was featured on her sophomore album, Unapologetically. Even so, Ballerini doesn't regret her past experiences. "I'm really thankful for those times," she continued. "The things I learned from that breakup [were] a big part of me finding what I wanted and how to be treated — and how not to." 

Lucky for Ballerini, and frankly for country music fans everywhere, she and Evans found one another and fell deeply in love — and are making it last.