Country music standout Josh Turner‘s wife Jennifer Ford Turner first caught his eye at Nashville’s Belmont University where they were both college students in the late 1990s.
“Meeting her wasn’t planned or expected, but our friendship felt completely different,” Turner recalled in his book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood. “For the first time, I was truly on cloud nine. I can’t really explain that time other than to say it was unbelievable.”
In November 2002, Turner popped the question during an outing at Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake and the pair got hitched in June 2003 in front of 500 guests.
Not only are the couple united on a personal level, the couple often collaborates professionally. Jennifer is a talented keyboardist and is a backing vocalist in Turner’s live band. Fans can also spot Jennifer starring in her husband’s 2010 “I Wouldn’t Be a Man” and 2005 “Your Man” music videos.
During a 2012 interview with The Boot, Josh revealed the secret to their happy union, “Just being friends and communicating. Anytime we have a breakdown in communication, we get in some type of argument; so you just have to keep that line of communication open and just make your marriage a priority. Don’t let your children take priority over your marriage and your work and everything else. You have to take time and make time for each other…. For us, we try to spend time together no matter what we’re doing. We just work better together. Like anybody else, we have to take a break from each other from time to time, so we can enjoy the times that we are together, but we’ve always been friends and she’s my biggest cheerleader.”
The musical couple are also proud parents of four boys— Hampton Otis, Colby Lynch, Marion Crawford, and Samuel Hawke.
Check out this family’s cuteness!
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This might look like quarantine’s got the best of em’, but Hawke’s makin’ the most of it! By mid-mornin’… ✅ fed Dixie her vitamin🐾 ✅ took her for long WALKS (against her will 😆) ✅ and now he is just laying there telling her about their plans for the rest of the day 😁 Ok, so maybe Dixie’s over all the extra attention… 😏 #stayhome
In 2018, Josh and Jennifer’s sons performed the song “The River (Of Happiness)” at Gaither Studio together. Jennifer co-wrote the original song with eldest son, Hampton, and it appears on Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior album. Watch the four brothers sing with Jennifer playing piano beside them below!
“It’s fun for all of us to get together and sing and play and perform and all that,” the country star shared via social media. “It’s not something that I set out to accomplish. It just kind of happened that way. But Hampton in particular, every time I see him, he’s playing some kind of instrument at home. I don’t know what that means, but I can see a lot of me in that. I’m very proud of all of them, they are very capable and very talented.”
Isn’t Josh Turner’s wife gorgeous?!
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