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Luke Combs and wife Nicole Hocking Combs have proven they’re “better together.” The country couple took to social media on Monday (August 1) to celebrate their second wedding anniversary.
The platinum-selling performer penned a heartfelt message to his wife and shared a jaw-dropping snapshot from their beachfront wedding day in South Florida. With a cotton candy sky background, the photographer captured the two having fun and laughing before saying, “Yes.”
“I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I married this angel,” Combs wrote in the caption. “@nicolejcombs you make every day of my life better than the last. I love you so much and can’t wait to have all the good times with you and our little family.”
Nicole also celebrated this personal milestone by unveiling a never-before-seen print from their maternity photo shoot.
“To a lifetime of happy birthdays,” she said. “I love you and I love making life with you @lukecombs.”
Members of the country community and fans flocked to the comments to send their best wishes and congratulations to the lovebirds.
“Time flies! 👏 👏” shared frequent collaborator James McNair. “Maybe some things last forever after all 🤷♀️ 🤷♀️ 🤷♀️” a fan said while giving a friendly nod to Combs’ hit “Forever After All.”
The sparks between the two began to fly long before Combs became a country music sensation. Combs and his now wife Nicole moved to Music City around the same time. However, their relationship didn’t begin to form until they met at a critically acclaimed songwriter festival in Key West, Florida in 2016.
Nicole told the “Couple Things with Shawn Johnson and Andrew East” podcast that Combs made the first move.
“I was leaving a songwriter group, and he would come in late and just be like, ‘hey, come hang out with us, why are you alone,'” Nicole shared with the outlet. Looked bad too… I was wearing camo gym shorts from Walmart… fancy, fancy stuff. And like the oldest t-shirt I owned, probably,” Combs added with a laugh.
It wasn’t long before Combs won Nicole’s heart, and the two made it official. The country crooner said they had been dating for around three months, when he wrote his hit ‘Beautiful Crazy’. Upon release, the love ballad peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The savvy singer-songwriter has become the first-ever artist to see his first five singles top the airplay chart since his launch in 1990.
Moving out of their Nashville apartment in a house in 2018, Combs popped the question amid their new kitchen. However, the couple announced their engagement to the public during a Hawaiian getaway.
“She said yes a while ago, but it’s a much better place to take pictures than the kitchen,” the hitmaker said on Instagram. “I can’t wait to spend eternity with you @nicolehocking I love you! #Mahalo.
Two years later, they got married in sunny Florida surrounded by a few close friends and family. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the couple decided to scale down their wedding ceremony. Combs and Nicole recently welcomed home their newborn son, Tex Lawrence. The “Tomorrow Me” singer introduced the baby to the world after Nicole gave birth on Father’s Day (June 19).
While navigating parenthood, Combs will continue to make public appearances. The country phenom will embark on his Middle of Somewhere tour this fall, where he’ll share music from his latest chart-topping album, “Growin’ Up.”