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.