Maren Morris Cries as She Talks About Best Friend's Support Following Divorce and Writing Book for Her Son

The GRAMMY-winning singer talks about her latest chapter after divorce from Ryan Hurd in 2023.

Maren Morris was full of emotion while speaking about her best friend, and co-author, Karina Argow.

On Tuesday, the two appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss their new children's book, Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure. Before speaking with hosts Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Vladimir Duthiers, "The Bones" singer became visibly emotional as she opened up about sharing the moment with her best friend. 

"Hearing your name come out of your [King's] mouth on national TV is so wild," Morris said through tears. 

Morris and Argow's story about an ant who is making her way to a new garden bed with the support of her friends, rings true in real life for the pair, who have had a years-long friendship. 

"I don't know what I would do without you," Argow told Morris. "And knowing that I can ask for help from you and that gives me courage all the time."

Morris -- who went through a very public divorce from her ex-husband, Ryan Hurd, in 2023, echoed the sentiments of her friend, whom she credits for being there at that time.

"I'm good. I mean, this one has obviously carried me through a lot," Morris shared. "But I think just having this book and the release of it this week. My birthday is tomorrow. There's a lot to celebrate. Being here with her and celebrating. I love my music and writing but sometimes it's scary just being the only one under the spotlight, so getting to share this is so special to me. It's such a gift."

She added, "Karina's very supportive of me obviously, but, like, being able to do something creative with her, I just love collaboration ... so it just seemed so natural to do this with her." 

In February, documents obtained by ET confirmed that a Tennessee judge officially ended Morris and Hurd's three-year marriage and granted the pair shared custody of their 4-year-old son, Hayes. In the documents, Morris was listed as her son's primary parent and she and Hurd will each have him 182.5 days per year. Morris will also have to pay Hurd $2,100 per month.

For Morris, writing the book also gives her the chance to create art -- outside of music -- that her son will enjoy and was inspired by her love of reading to him. 

"Giving back to my son beyond my music," she shared. "Something he can love. He loves bugs, he loves animals and dinosaurs so just having human stories told through these cute little bugs' perspectives feels so much more relatable to them these days." 

The GRAMMY-winning singer admits that her son was her biggest critic, making her a little nervous to read the book to him.

"I'm nervous because your biggest critic is a toddler," she quipped. "But thank God he was into it and he was asking questions and he loves Louis Ladybug and he's just so interested and curious himself, he's like our little Addie."

In December, ET spoke with the "My Church" singer, who hinted that music would take a bit of the backseat in 2024, as she worked through personal things and found a way to channel her latest chapter.

"There's a lot of personal stuff right now I'm wading through, processing, writing through," said Morris, whose last album, Humble Quest, dropped in March 2022. "So, yeah, I'm giving myself the time to do that and not having to rush a very, huge personal thing through an album being delivered. So, yeah, it's going to take a little bit longer than I had hoped, but I have to trust the process."