Luke Bryan may be known for shaking his booty onstage and making all the ladies swoon, but when he heads home for the night, it’s to one woman: his wife of more than a decade, Caroline!
Bryan has known his wife since his early days at Georgia Southern University; the two met at a local bar, Dingus Magee’s, when he was a senior and she was a freshman (and still going by her maiden name, Caroline Boyer). Although the college sweethearts broke up for a short time after graduating, they found their way back to one another and got married on Dec. 8, 2006.
Bryan says that, for him, it was love at first sight: “Those blue eyes of hers. I knew that, no matter what, I was going to make my way over to her,” he recalls.
Together, the Bryans have two children: Thomas “Bo” Boyer Bryan, born in 2008, and Tatum “Tate” Christopher Bryan, born in 2010. They also parented Bryan’s nephew, Tilden (aka, Til) — the son of Bryan’s sister Kelly, who died unexpectedly in 2007, and her husband Ben, who passed away in 2014 — after his father’s sudden death. At the time, Til’s two sisters were already old enough to be on their own, but Bryan and Caroline are present in their lives as well.
So what’s the secret to keeping their marriage strong? Quality time … and a good foot rub!
“We have coffee in the morning, just Caroline and me. It’s my favorite time of the day; anytime we can have 30 minutes to talk, it’s just great,” Bryan says. “Every night before bed, I rub my wife’s feet. She says they’re the best foot rubs on Earth.”
Click through the photo gallery below to check out some of the Bryans’ most adorable moments: