COUNTRY musical artist Luke Bryan is the proud parent of five and braggingly shares photos of the family on social media.
But there’s always more to the story, and in Luke Bryan’s case, the smiling photographs are no exception.
What is the story of Luke Bryan’s eldest children?
In 2007, Luke’s older sister, Kelly, died suddenly for unknown reasons, leaving her husband Lee to care for their three children.
However, tragedy struck again in 2014 when Lee died of a heart attack, leaving their children without parents.
Luke and his wife Caroline moved quickly to welcome their nieces Jordan who was 20 at the time, then Kris, 16, and their nephew Til, then 14.
The couple adopted the children who are now 27, 23 and 21. They raised them like theirs, and on Labor Day weekend Luke walked Jordan down the aisle for his wedding at the Troubadour Gold and Field Club in College Grove, Tennessee. .
Who are Luke Bryan’s biological children?
Luke and Caroline started their family in 2008, two years after their marriage in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Their first son Thomas was born on March 18, 2008, they had their second son Tatum on August 11, 2010.
In an interview with Country Living, Luke said being a dad was his number one priority.
He said he tries to schedule one-on-one time with Thomas and Tatum and sometimes takes them on the road with him when they’re not at school.
“This is a special time in my career where we can also look at what the boys have at home and how we organize my schedule around family,” he told Country Living.
What did Luke and Caroline say about the adoption?
Over the years, Luke and Caroline have spoken about the decision to adopt Jordan, Kris, and Til; their response has always been the same.
In a 2017 interview with People Magazine, Luke said it was a learning curve to suddenly raise teenagers and figure out how to help them grow.
“It’s a challenge because my main focus with Til is to give the right amount of advice and realize that you are talking to someone who is becoming an adult,” he said.
Caroline spoke to CountryLiving in 2019 and about adopting their nieces and nephews she said: “We never thought twice [adopting the kids].
“It was never something he and I had to sit down and talk about. “Should we take care of this?” “We just did.”
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