See how much you know about country music superstar Luke Bryan‘s wife, Caroline Boyer Bryan! The couple first crossed paths when they attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. The pair met at a local bar called Dingus Magee’s in the fall of 1998, he was a senior and she was a freshman.
Bryan once explained to Good Housekeeping that he was smitten with his wife at first sight, “It was love at first sight with Caroline — those blue eyes of hers. I knew that, no matter what, I was going to make my way over to her.”
Despite how smooth Luke Bryan seems to be, Caroline fessed up to People magazine that she was the one who made the first move, “He was always a gentleman. We hung out as friends first and he never made a move on me. I kissed him first! He was always so scared of making a girl feel uncomfortable, he wouldn’t cross a line.”
Sadly, the college sweethearts broke up and were apart for over five year before reconnecting again in Statesboro.
“I was playing a little bar in Statesboro and she just happened to kinda be in town. We kinda saw each other and talked a little bit and then started emailing back and forth a little bit. And she was like, ‘Hey, you want to come to my family’s Christmas party?’ I went to the party and the rest is history,” recalled Luke Bryan in a past Huffington Post interview.
When recently discussing his New Year’s Eve memories with his record label UMG Nashville, Luke shed some more light on their reunion, “My best New Year’s Eve is definitely when my wife and I started back dating. We started back dating right before Christmas, and we went on a trip down to Florida and met some friends. And her birthday is New Year’s Eve. We celebrated it that night. It was just a great night.”
After years of on-and-off dating, Luke and Caroline got hitched on December 8, 2006 and are still going strong despite the pressures of country music fame and intense tour schedules.
The happy couple have two sons, Thomas Boyer Bryan “Bo” born on March 18, 2008 and Tatum Christopher Bryan “Tate” born on August 11, 2010. They are also raising Luke’s sister’s son, Tilden, after both of his parents tragically passed away. The family spends most of their time at their farm in Tennessee but also own a beautiful beach house in Florida.
Besides running the Bryan household, Caroline has also created Brett’s Barn in honor of their late niece, Sadie Brett Boyer. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Luke revealed that the living memorial to their niece coordinates with local charities to bring kids out to visit and interact with the animals. Caroline also supports The Brett Boyer Foundation, which was started by her brother and sister-in-law.
Caroline Boyer Bryan Fun Facts
Birth Date: December 31, 1979 (She is 40-years-old)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Sorority Affiliation: Alpha Delta Pi
Enjoy Caroline’s first appearance in Luke’s “Crash My Party” music video below!