Carly Pearce Opens Up About ‘Healing in Private’ Following Michael Ray Divorce

by Quentin Blount

Country music artist Carly Pearce recently opened up about her healing that took place after her divorce from Michael Ray in 2019.

Pearce and her ex-husband, country artist Michael Ray, divorced last year after only eight months of marriage. That makes this her first holiday alone in a while.

Gayle Thompson, writer for Everything Nash, said that she spoke with Pearce earlier this week. She posted part of their exchange in a Tweet to her followers.

“From my talk with @CarlyPearce earlier this week: ‘The thing that I am the most thankful for this year is this year. I was given a pandemic to make some very large decisions…I also was given the unbelievable gift of healing in private.’ Wow,” she wrote.

Instead of testing the open waters, Pearce says she has been throwing herself into her music to come out better on the other side.

“You can come out on the other side better,” she continues. “You can choose yourself, and you can choose your worth and you can also just be okay. I’m finding I’m okay completely by myself. I’ve really done the work on myself. I have not been on a date. I have not done anything like that. I’m just really focusing on me and focusing on my music.”

Pearce just released her latest single, “Next Girl.”

Carly Pearce, ‘30 & Single’

With the holiday season upon us, it is often a reminder of joy, happiness and festivity for so many. However, as Pearce notes, it can also be a painful reminder for those who are single. She says she has her mom in the role of reminding her just how single she is.

Pearce shared a photo of her phone’s recent call list on her Instagram story. Many people usually have a variety of people calling from work to family to friends. Pearce’s, meanwhile, was exclusively her mother. She captioned the photo “Well, I guess this is 30 & single.”

As Pearce notes above, her best mode of getting through the holidays solo is celebrating her music with her fans. She released “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and “Next Girl.” Both songs are strong examples of Pearce not letting romance shut her down.