Ballinger shared the news in a video posted to YouTube Friday, explaining that her decision didn't come down to just one thing, but rather the argumentative nature of her relationship with Evans.
"I want to start off by saying Joshua is a wonderful man and I am so in love with him," she said. "This has nothing to do with 'He's a bad person' or 'He did something horrible to me' or anything like that. He's a good person and I love him."
"We have always had a very rocky relationship since the beginning," Ballinger continued. "We've always butted heads. We've always fought, ever since we met really. It's never been a perfect relationship."
She also acknowledged that while she had let her fans see many aspects of their relationship, there were some things she hadn't shared.
"You've watched us date, you've watched us get engaged, you've watched us get married," she said. "We've shown you everything because we wanted to, and I don't regret any of that, but, you know, we chose to not share with you the hard parts of our relationship. And there were a lot of hard parts of our relationship."
Evans also shared his own video talking about his thoughts on Ballinger's decision, titling the clip, "Heartbroken."
"I want it to be known that I am not choosing this divorce," he said. "I don't want this divorce. I want her, but I truly believe she thinks she is making the right decision right now."
"I was faithful the entire time," he continued. "It's nothing like that at all, in any way. I would never, ever break that trust with her – so that's not anything like that."
Ballinger and Evans, who wed in July 2015, have both said they will take time off from YouTube in the wake of their split.
This article first appeared on Womanista.com