Maren Morris announced her engagement to Ryan Hurd today (July 9) in an Instagram post.
In the photo, Maren is sitting in her beau’s lap with a Corona Light in her right hand and an engagement ring on her left hand, with the simple caption: “Yes.” 💍
Ryan’s fans may recognize the photo as an ode to his single, “Love in a Bar,” which he wrote about falling in love with Maren: “We found love in a bar / In the back of a patio corner / Away from the lights / It was us and Corona / And hearts on fire like the cigarettes you smoke / When you drink now we can’t turn back / Cause the words came out / And the truth can’t lie / And we’ve been saying it with our eyes the whole time / That you have my whole heart / Yeah, we found love in a bar.”
The happy couple met at a writing session in 2013 and have never shied away from publicly expressing their affection for one another, including an Instagram post Maren made in April 2017 in which she noted “Your heart is unlike anyone’s I’ve ever known . . . “
Years ago we made a pact. A handshake that we'd try this "artist thing" out because our hearts were telling us to do so, but we also agreed we'd never let ego or jealousy precede the love we have for one another. Saw you close your first ever tour this week and just a few short years ago, I was meeting you in a dimly lit writing room somewhere; intrigued and smiling like a lunatic at a boy with a legal pad full of song titles. I'm still confused at why you don't own a laptop. Your heart is unlike anyone's I've ever known, @ryanhurd . You've been at my side for every award & moment, and now I get to see you shake this world up. ••• Chase your dream and cheer theirs on, too. 📷: @alexmferrari
Maren is currently on the road as part of Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour, while Ryan will join Florida Georgia Line’s Smooth Tour later this month.
Congrats to the happy couple.
photo by Jason Simanek