- Rising country star Luke Combs and his wife Nicole Hocking met in 2016.
- The couple got engaged in 2018 before tying the knot in 2020.
Luke Combs, the 30-year-old rising country star, and his 28-year-old wife, Nicole Hocking, are undoubtedly one of country's cutest new celeb couples. Their love story is practically a modern-day Nashville fairy tale, and we simply had to dig a little deeper to find out all the details about their romance.
When I'm up here on this stage / The spotlight's on my face / But I see you / Sure it's me behind this mic stand / And it's me strumming this Gibson / And it's me they love to give the credit to / I'm just trying to give the credit where credit's due / 'Cause me don't mean a thing without you.
Yup, told you so. As much as these lyrics make us swoon and want to dance, it also makes us wonder: What’s the full story? If you, too, are curious about Luke and his wife, keep reading for how their real-life fairytale unfolded over the years.
How did Luke Combs meet his wife?
Luke and Nicole’s story started at a music festival in Florida in 2016—before Luke was a famous musician. According to Country Fancast, the pair saw each other across the crowd and Nicole asked Luke to join her and her friends. When the weekend’s festivities came to an end, Luke and Nicole headed back to Nashville, where they both lived.
In an interview with People, Luke admitted that he had nothing at the time and was very much the portrait of a struggling musician. While many people doubted that his and Nicole’s relationship would go anywhere, the pair started dating.
Part of what helped make that happen was when Luke wrote his hit song, “Crazy Beautiful,” which was inspired by Nicole. He wrote the song before they became official and admitted that doing so earned him serious brownie points in the process.
When did Luke propose to Nicole?
As Luke and Nicole forged their relationship, she became the inspiration for a number of his songs, including “Better Together,” “Nothing Like You,” and “Forever After All.” As if the lyrics weren’t reason enough to believe the pair would get hitched, Luke proposed to Nicole sometime in 2018 in their kitchen but waited to share the news until they were in Hawaii and could snap better pictures for the announcement.
“She said yes a while ago but this is a way better place to take pictures than the kitchen,” he wrote accompanying the announcement. “Can’t wait to spend forever with you @nicohocking I Love You! #Mahalo.”
When did Luke and Nicole get married?
After being engaged for almost two years, Luke and Nicole tied the knot on at their beach home in southern Florida on August 1, 2020. The couple was surrounded by family during their nuptials. Possibly the sweetest part of their union is how vocally excited Luke is about the whole thing.
“Yesterday was the best day of my life,” he captioned a post of the couple a day after their wedding. “I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicocombs, here’s to forever.”
A week later, he posted another in which Nicole looks like a real-life princess while the two stand in front of a gorgeous sunset. “Still seems like a fairytale @nicocombs, I love you,” he captioned the post. “Probably gonna post a lot of these so just get used to it.”
Cheers to the newlyweds and many, many more pictures of their love story (and songs inspired by it)!
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