Only the highest-ranking members of the country music industry were present at the most recent Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Among them was Luke Bryan, the most successful and award-winning country performer of the past two decades.
The artist best known for his hit “I Don’t Want This Night to End” was there with his wife Caroline, to whom he has been married for the past 16 years. He also served as a co-host for the event. As they walked the red carpet hand in hand, the couple, who are parents to two children together, looked absolutely lovely.
A number of performers, including Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and even the “Play It Again” singer himself took the stage throughout the event to play their music.
A few days later, Caroline startled her audience by posting an image of herself in the hospital and revealing that she had recently undergone a hip operation that was completely unexpected. The photograph posted on November 14 shows Caroline dressed in hospital attire and giving a thumbs-up to the camera.
As she asserted that she had been provided with the highest quality treatment, she appeared to be recovering well. In addition to this, she mentioned that she was surrounded by her altruistic family and friends. Other celebrities offered her messages of love and wished her a speedy recovery; one of these messages was written by Chase Chrisley and read:
According to the standards of Hollywood, the musician best known for his hit “Country On” and his wife have had one of the most successful marriages. Their relationship has only grown stronger over the course of their 16 years spent together. But how did it get started?
Caroline claims that she and Bryan were just friends at first when they met during the first week of school for both of them. She remembers Bryan as a gentleman who did not want to offend her by kissing her, so in order to avoid doing so, he waited for her to initiate the kiss and then returned it.
They had a relationship that was on and off for a while. Bryan claims that after dating for a while, they would eventually break up, but then they would be too heartbroken to remain apart and they would get back together.
After a while, he finished college and went to Tennessee; hence, the couple was separated for close to six years during this time. The singer of “Country Girl” explains that although it may seem like a lot, it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. During the time that she was working on her career, he began his own.
They were eventually able to find their way back to each other and on December 8, 2006, they got married in Turks and Caicos by way of a destination wedding. The singer went on to explain that at the time, he was working hard to establish himself as a songwriter, whereas Caroline’s career was already well underway.
As a result, throughout the first four years of their married life, Caroline was the primary provider for her family while also providing financial assistance to her husband. And to reiterate what Bryan says:
It was she who was responsible for bringing in the dough.
He will always be thankful to her for standing by his side during those challenging times, and he makes sure that Caroline is aware of his gratitude. During the celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary in 2016, he upgraded her engagement ring and gave it to her in the form of a massive diamond ring in an effort to make amends with her. He said:
“It was just a little to celebrate the ten-year milestone. Being with me for ten years seems more like a thousand. It was, without a doubt, the very least that I could do!”
In addition to being wonderful parents to their own two children, Bryan and Caroline are also the legal guardians of three other children. In addition to their own children, Thomas and Tatum, Bryan’s nieces and nephews are also under their care.
They became the parents of Bryan’s niece Kelly and nephew Ben Lee Cheshire’s children after the untimely losses of Bryan’s sister Kelly and her husband, who had left their children parentless.
When Bryan and his wife were put in that position, they did not dilly-dally and immediately said yes to taking all three of the children in without any reservations or inquiries. Caroline noted that the matter was never one that she and her husband were required to sit down and talk about:
“We never gave it a second thought; we just went ahead and did it.”
Caroline has always placed a strong emphasis on family, and she has been instrumental in demonstrating to her husband over the years that the needs of the family truly take precedence. And he has followed in her footsteps with great enthusiasm.
Bryan values the time he gets to spend with his wife and children and does not let his success or wealth interfere with his commitment to his family. The couple now has seven children together.
Bryan acknowledges that the love of his wife is an important factor in his ability to cherish each day he is given to live and to maintain as much positivity as is humanly feasible regardless of the circumstances.