Country music star Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber Cochran Gilbert go way back and grew up in the same small Georgia community. Interestingly enough, Brantley Gilbert’s home had its own role in their love story. More below!
“I’m from Jefferson, Georgia,” Brantley shared with PopCulture.com. “I was born and raised there, graduated with 66 people. It’s a tiny town. My wife graduated from Commerce High School, which is right across the river. It’s literally like three or four miles from each other. But it was the most heated rivalry for high school football in the state of Georgia. You weren’t supposed to date across the river. So we had like a little Romeo and Juliet thing going on. To the extent that we lived in Maysville, which is like neutral territory. It’s right in between the two.”
While the two had an on-and-off again relationship for several years, Brantley took an interesting step to make sure he was always on her mind— once his career started taking off he built a large home that she couldn’t miss.
“I actually built that house on purpose, because she had to come by it when she came home from college when we weren’t together,” Gilbert confessed. “My business manager and my manager talked me into building a house. Honestly when they were asking me about my goals early on, I was like, ‘Man, there’s a piece of property that I love, and I’d love to buy it and put me a double wide on it and I’m good to go.’
“They talked me into building a house and I was like, ‘Well if I’m going to do that, I’m going to make damn sure she can see it from the road when she goes every time she came home from school or went to her mom’s house,'” he added. “It’s three minutes from her mom’s. So now we live in that house, which turns out great ’cause she’s only three minutes from her mom.”
Well, that’s one way to make sure your hometown sweetheart doesn’t forget about you! Obviously things worked out and the pair are happily married with their second child, a daughter, on the way!
A Look Around Brantley Gilbert’s Home & Property with Wife Amber
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