Maren Morris comes out as bisexual months after divorce filing: 'Happy pride'


Maren Morris is for the guys and the girls.

"The Bones" singer, who is on her RSVP Redux tour, came out as bisexual on Sunday following a show in Arizona where she waved a rainbow for Pride Month.

"happy to be the B in LGBTQ+," the 34-year-old captioned her post on Instagram. "happy pride ๐ŸŒˆ."

Morris' declaration comes after she filed for divorce from her singer-songwriter husband Ryan Hurd, 37, after five years of marriage on Oct. 2, according to documents obtained by The Nashville Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network.

The Grammy-winning country star said during an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" in December that sheโ€™s not looking to date amid her divorce, adding that her music has provided her an emotional outlet.

"I would like this to sort of wrap up," Morris said of her divorce. "I don't have the headspace for that yet. But I'm writing so much right now. That's kind of been my way of dating is just through song."

Maren Morris came out as bisexual in an Instagram post during Pride month.
Maren Morris came out as bisexual in an Instagram post during Pride month.

Morris has long been vocal about her conflict with country music and homophobic rhetoric from her peers.

"I hate feeling like I need to be the hall monitor of treating people like human beings in country music," she told the Los Angeles Times in September 2022 following a a public disagreement with Brittany Aldean โ€” wife of country singer Jason Aldean โ€” regarding gender-affirming care for children.

Morris added: "Itโ€™s exhausting. But thereโ€™s a very insidious culture of people feeling very comfortable being transphobic and homophobic and racist, and that they can wrap it in a joke and no one will ever call them out for it."

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In September, she told the outlet in another interview that the country music industry is "burning itself down without my help."

The "Girls" singer also implied that she was leaving the genre, although she clarified on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in October that she's "leaving behind the sort of toxic parts of it."

The genre-bending artist added: "I want to take the good parts with me."

Contributing: Taijuan Moorman, USA TODAY; Dave Paulson, Diana Leyva, Nashville Tennessean

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Maren Morris comes out as bisexual after Ryan Hurd divorce