Brian Kelley Found His ‘Dream Girl’ When He Met Brittney Marie Cole

Brian Kelley and Brittney Marie Cole were dating other people when they first met. “She definitely caught my eye [back…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 16, 2019

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Brittney Marie Cole Kelley and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Brian Kelley and Brittney Marie Cole were dating other people when they first met.

“She definitely caught my eye [back then],” the Florida Georgia Line star once admitted to People. “Brittney’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I always knew in my heart that if I were single, then I wanted a chance with her. She was my dream girl.”

His dream came true three years later when they both wound up single at the same time. They re-connected and immediately knew they were meant to be together.

“The first day we hung out, we just knew that it was something real,” Kelley shared. “I’d never wanted to make someone my wife before. I always want her by my side.”

Seven months later, without any official proposal or ring exchange, the couple wed. Surrounded by 40 guests, including Kelley’s FGL bandmate Tyler Hubbard, the pair exchanged vows at Kelley’s Nashville-area home on December 16, 2013.

“The whole process has been non-traditional…We had just fallen in love, and I knew I couldn’t live without her,” Kelley gushed. “It sounds like a terrible cheesy movie, but when you know, you know!”

In the years after their low-key wedding, the Kelleys went into business together, opening two unique storefronts dubbed Tribe Kelley.

The couple said “I do” again five years later when Brian surprised Brittney with a vow renewal while they were vacationing on the Northern coast of California.

“To say those words and make that commitment again — I feel like we do it every day; we tell each other we love each other and we show it by our actions — but to have a spiritual little ceremony with both of us, it’s just something I think we both needed after an amazing, long year,” he said. “What a blessing this year has been. We just wanted to do that for ourselves.”

Brian and Brittney credit “date nights, joking around and keeping it lighthearted” to their lasting relationship.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.