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EXCLUSIVE: Maren Morris Gushes Over Boyfriend Ryan Hurd: ‘He’s Not Threatened by a Powerful Woman’

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Maren Morris
is one lucky lady.

The “My Church” singer got candid about her relationship with fellow country music artist Ryan Hurd, whom she first met in a 2013 songwriting session. The duo quickly connected both personally and professionally, writing the Tim McGraw-recorded ballad “Last Turn Home” that day.

“Obviously writing together is very intimate because it’s sort of acting where you need to get to a really deep place to get the most emotional song,” she told ET on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she performed for the sold-out Tortuga Music Festival.

“He’s always just been so talented, but I think the biggest thing about him that I fell in love with was just his kind heart,” she gushed. “He’s one of the most thoughtful people in the world.”

The pair were friends first, before their relationship turned romantic. (According to Morris’ Instagram, that was on Dec. 31, 2015, to be exact.) Since then, Hurd has seen the GRAMMY winner through a whirlwind year surrounding the release of her debut major label album, Hero, while he unveiled his own self-titled EP earlier this month.

“He loves and respects women, which I think is amazing,” Morris said. “He’s got a great relationship with his mom, which is important. He’s not threatened by a powerful woman, he’s uplifted by it, which is my favorite thing.”

As Morris’ star continues to rise in Nashville, she could also have a future as an actress! The 27-year-old appeared as herself in a recent episode of NCIS: New Orleans, and now says she’s been bitten by the acting bug!

“Even though I was playing myself on NCIS, it was so cool to see how everything works behind a camera,” she explained. “I’m just so used to music videos or live TV, so to really see something that’s scripted and you have to do it over and over again to get every angle — it’s fascinating to me. I would love to do a little acting.”

Go behind the scenes of Morris’ big TV moment, below.

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