Speculation is mounting that hugely popular country music duo Florida Georgia Line has either broken up or is on the verge of a split — and, from reading the tea leaves on social media, there certainly seems to be a fracture between Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed this week that Tyler and his wife, Hayley, stopped following Brian and his wife, Brittney, on Instagram. Many fans are suspecting that the Presidential election and perhaps the coronavirus pandemic are a source of tension for the duo.
Tyler has been very critical or President Trump for several years and follows President-elect Joe Biden. Brian, however, implied to a fan that he supported Trump. Further, Brian also predicted that COVID-19 restrictions will go away now that the election is over, all but hinting at a conspiracy. Meanwhile, Tyler announced on Nov. 8 that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The duo was set to perform during the CMA Awards this week prior to the positive test.
While speculation mounted online, Brian's wife Brittney fanned the flames by posting several quotes about friendship, respect and "redirection."
"I've never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend," read one quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson.
Brian and Brittany still follow Tyler and his wife on Instagram.