Elle King Reveals She's 'Proud' of Herself After Sudden Divorce: 'I Pulled Myself Out of a Really Tough Place'

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Elle King attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

After posting an emotional Instagram in May revealing that she would be separating from husband Andrew Ferguson, Elle King is proud of the way she’s handled the tough situation.

The two secretly wed just three weeks after meeting in 2016, and she took to social media to express her unhappiness at the time: “My heart is broken. My soul aches. I am lost. He is the greatest love of my life. He is my best friend. 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."

Now, six months after the initial news and the divorce, the “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer is in a better place thanks to music and her newfound positive outlook on life. “I don’t want to say it’s the best place I’ve ever been because there’s always room to go higher — or get higher,” she told People. “I am having a lot of fun. I do this thing -- I call it protecting my joy -- and there’s like a 10-foot radius around me that’s like a bum-out-free zone. I took a lot of things out of my life that were dead weight, and I just have a different outlook; I just surround myself with better people and just make music all the time. It’s awesome.”

“I pulled myself out of a really, really, really tough place,” the 28-year-old added. “I’m really proud of myself.”

Out of heartache came the Grammy-nominated artist’s forthcoming sophomore album, a follow-up to her 2015 debut album, Love Stuff. “The record is a whole other entity in and of itself. It’s a creation that is beyond me as a person, as a soul,” King said of the LP, “and it’s the most magical thing that I’ve done in my life so far. I’ve never been more proud of anything. This album is the only thing that really, truly got me through it. And to have such an incredible thing, a tangible thing to hold on to, after going through something, it’s really kind of a blessing.”


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