Elle King opens up about secret marriage and recent separation: 'My soul aches, I am lost'

After months of rumors, Elle King took to Instagram to set the record straight on Monday. The 27-year-old singer has previously alluded to a split and even to skipping out on her wedding to Andrew "Fergie" Ferguson, but as it turns out, she has been married for quite a while now.

WATCH: Elle King Says She 'Skipped Out' on Her Wedding, Went to an Eagles of Death Metal Show Instead

Sharing a photo with her now-ex, King wrote, "We secretly got married 3 weeks after we met on 2/14/2016. It was and will forever be, one of the happiest days of my life. This photo was taken today, 5/15/2017. A month after what should have been our big wedding ceremony."

After revealing her secret marriage, King noted that she and Ferguson has since split.

"My heart is broken. My soul aches. I am lost. He is the greatest love of my life. He is my best friend," she wrote. "As we separate, and attempt to find our footing through life, all I can hope for us is that we both find happiness within ourselves. I love you. You'll always have my heart. You'll always be my first husband."

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She then asked fans to respect her privacy during her painful separation.

"Please be respectful of our emotions and our space during this time. Everybody thought I lost my mind and I did. So, be kind," she wrote.

MORE: Elle King Sparks Breakup Rumors With 'Single Ladies' Instagram Post

King first raised eyebrows in late March when she shared a "single ladies" Instagram post with her friends. Then in mid-April, the singer said she had "skipped out" on her wedding to attend an Eagles of Death Metal show instead, sharing video from the event.

For more from the rumors, watch the clip above!

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 30: Elle King performs during the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Elle King and Courtney Kerr attend Estee Lauder @ Stagecoach Festival on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Getty Images for Estee Lauder)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Musician Elle King performs in the Palomino Tent during day 1 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Elle King poses with her band at the Palomino Stage during day 1 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Elle King performs on the Palomino Stage during day 1 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Elle King arrives at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Elle King arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singers Elle King (L) and Dierks Bentley attend the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artist Elle King performs onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Elle King attends Delta Air Lines official Grammy event featuring private performance and interactive evening with Halsey at Beauty & Essex, adjacent to the new Dream Hollywood to celebrate the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Elle King and Andrew Ferguson arrive at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on December 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Andrew Fergie Ferguson and singer-songwriter Elle King attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 25: Singer-songwriter Elle King performs in concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on October 25, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JULY 29: Elle King performs on Day 1 of the Osheaga Music and Art Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 29, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)
ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JUNE 30: Elle King performs at Roskilde Festival on June 30, 2016 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Yuliya Christensen/Redferns)
ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JUNE 30: Elle King performs at Roskilde Festival on June 30, 2016 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Yuliya Christensen/Redferns)
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