Lainey Wilson has long been renowned for the privacy she maintains around her personal affairs. However, in a dramatic shift, the country music sensation and Yellowstone actor publicly acknowledged her relationship with Devlin “Duck” Hodges at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards. Here is a glimpse into her discreet love life and rumored fiancé.
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Indeed, she has! The fans who had been speculating about Wilson’s love life were proven right when the country star and the former Pittsburgh Steelers player, Devlin “Duck” Hodges, declared their relationship on the red carpet of the 2023 ACM Awards.
Interestingly, the couple has been together for over two years. The revelation came during a June 2023 interview on The Bobby Bones Show where the “Watermelon Moonshine” singer mentioned, “Duck has been in my life for quite some time. I made him wait for about two and a half years.” At 31, Wilson regards her 27-year-old partner as a “decent man.”
Her respect for him comes from the fact that “he understands what it means to have a dream, having pursued one himself,” she revealed. “He’s like pure gold, supportive, and never interferes with what I am trying to accomplish. He’s always encouraging me to ‘Go for it, girl.’ And I made him wait… it’s been slightly over two years now.”
Previously, in 2021, Wilson shared with PEOPLE that her journey to Nashville to chase her music dream led to the end of her relationship with her high-school sweetheart.
“He was my everything,” she shared. “We grew up side by side. He was my closest friend. We journeyed through life hand in hand. However, I knew I had to leave something behind to take a shot at my dream in Nashville.”
Are Lainey Wilson and Devlin Hodges an item?
Indeed, they are! The fans who conjectured Wilson and Hodges were a pair got their confirmation on May 11 when the duo graced the ACM Awards red carpet together. The fans’ curiosity was piqued when Wilson was seen sporting Hodges’ jersey during an April 29 concert – a moment she captured and shared on Instagram. Hodges responded with a playful comment, “Well, you’ve got my number. How about giving me yours?”
Reacting to a fan-tagged post about Wilson wearing his jersey, he wrote, “Did she?!?! Are you guys kidding?!! @laineywilson get in touch with me!!!”
Subsequently, he tweeted, “TAKING MY CHANCE,” and was elated when Wilson responded.
Lainey Wilson’s Romantic Interest in Yellowstone
In the popular show Yellowstone, Lainey Wilson assumes the role of Abby, who is romantically linked to the character, Ryan, embodied by Ian Bohen.
Lainey Wilson’s Marital Status
For those wondering, Lainey Wilson is currently not married and has never been.
Overview of Lainey Wilson: Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics
Lainey Wilson, an acclaimed American singer-songwriter, is celebrated for her extensive discography that includes albums like Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ (2021), along with a variety of EPs, such as Redneck Hollywood (2019), and hit singles like Things a Man Oughta Know (2020). The latter even earned ‘gold’ certification from RIAA and platinum from MC. Known for her extraordinary talent, she was awarded the “New Female Artist of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2021. Her fame on social media is evident, boasting over 140k followers on Instagram.
Country Singer Lainey Wilson Unveils Her Longstanding Relationship with Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges
The “Watermelon Moonshine” music artist, Lainey Wilson, opened up about her love life on the red carpet, confirming her much-speculated relationship with Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges. Wilson made this revelation during her appearance at the 2023 ACM Awards.
While speaking on The Bobby Bones Show on Friday, the singer disclosed that she and Hodges, the former NFL player, have been romantically linked for more than two years. Wilson humorously shared that she kept Hodges waiting for this period. She appreciated Hodges for being understanding and supportive of her dreams, noting his own experience of pursuing dreams as a former NFL player.
Wilson also shared an incident from her concert in Pittsburgh as part of the Luke Combs’ World Tour. Her band and she had worn Duck Hodges jerseys, sparking rumors about their relationship status. Following this, they had a friendly exchange on social media, hinting at their relationship before they made it public.
Wilson appreciates how well Hodges has integrated into her social circle, even if it means he spends time with her friends like HARDY or Cole Swindell. During the interview, Bobby Bones even held a trivia game to test Wilson’s knowledge about her boyfriend and discovered the origin of Hodges’ nickname, “Duck”.
The couple went public with their relationship at the 58th annual ACM Awards in May. Hodges has not been shy about showing his support for Wilson’s music on social media, openly praising her talent and even answering light-heartedly to a tweet asking which country musician’s DMs you’d slide into with “Lainey Wilson… literally”.