Elle King Opens Up About Secret Marriage and Recent Separation: 'My Soul Aches, I Am Lost'
By Rachel McRady
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 planned wedding to Andrew “Fergie” Ferguson, but as it turns out, the two have been married for quite a while now.
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 have 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.”
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.
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.