Now, I am not here to air out people’s dirty laundry, but Collette broke it down pretty succinctly in a TikTok video a couple months ago (see below).
Here’s the kicker: I know Collette’s ex-husband.* We used to keep in touch regularly. And I felt for him when he called to inform me that he and Collette were getting divorced. And I felt for Collette. I didn’t know her as well at the time, but like we all know, whether from friends, family, personal experience, or the 2019 film Marriage Story, divorce sucks. All three of my older siblings are divorced. I don’t feel as bad for them since it was mostly their fault, but I do know that there are typically two sides to every divorce.
And while I just said there are two sides to every divorce, it’s safe to say that Collette's ex left out just a few details when recounting his side. My jaw was on the floor when when watching her TikTok. Even at the thought of it now, months later, I find my mouth agape.
All of this to say, kudos to you, Collette. Not only did you make it through, but you produced one helluva song about coming out on the other side.
I have been trying to complete the Unholy Trinity of Women You Should Never Cross Here In the Utah Music Scene Because They’ll Immortalize Your Douchebaggery In Song Forever for months now. I’ve had two members in Mia Hicken (of Drusky) and Anna Beck, and I think I’ve found a third in Collette.
Go listen to "Who's The Crazy One Now?" on your streaming service of choice.
*I served an LDS mission with him, and he was even my companion for roughly three months