Maren Morris Reveals What Ryan Hurd Said

The most adorable couple in the country. Maren MorrisAnd Ryan Hurd brought the house down with their duet at the 2022 CMT Music Awards — but did you catch the sweet moment they shared?

While the Highwomen member, 32, and her husband, 35, were performing her song “I Can’t Love You Anymore” during the ceremony on Monday, April 11, Hurd turned to his wife and mouthed something as she sang the line, “You like me even when I’ve been a bitch.”

The “My Church” singer revealed that her spouse was simply reassuring her that she’s always perfectly nice. “For the record, @ryanhurd said ‘you’re not a bitch, baby’ which made me laugh and almost miss my next lyric. 💕😂,” the Texas native wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, April 12, alongside a clip from the performance. “I truly can’t love you anymore than I do now.”

The duo, who tied the knot in March 2018, cowrote “I Can’t Love You Anymore,” which appears on Morris’ latest album, Humble Quest. Hurd also contributed to several other songs on the album, including “Circles Around This Town” and “The Furthest Thing.”

Last year, the pair collaborated on Hurd’s single “Chasing After You,” which was their first official duet. “It’s amazing to finally be able to do a song with Maren,” the Michigan native told Stage Right SecretsIn February 2021. “We’ve worked together, and we’ve written together, and we met each other writing songs, and we’ve sung on each other’s records, but this is the first time we’ve ever gotten to do a song this forward-facing, which is fun.”

Maren Morris Reveals What Husband Ryan Hurd Mouthed to Her During Their CMT Music Awards Performance

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris Perform at the2022 CMT Music Awards.
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Morris, for her part is happy the pair can share music together, but she believes they would have felt a connection regardless. “I think even if he were a plumber, I would find this beautiful connection and common ground with him,” the Grammy winner told ABC News in February. “Because I think our morals and our priorities are the same.”

In March 2020, Hayes, now 2, was born to the couple. The toddler made an appearance on the song “Hummingbird” from Humble Quest. Morris was still pregnant when she composed the tune. However, Hayes was old enough for a cameo when it was time to record.

“Him saying ‘Mama’ was right during that moment in time, so that felt really full circle, just being able to put this song on the record and have that moment,” she told VultureMarch “He’s the only feature on the whole project.”

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