Luke Combs Marries Nicole Hocking In Intimate Florida Wedding

Surprise- Luke Combs is a married man! The superstar wed his longtime girlfriend Nicole Hocking on Saturday (Aug. 1) in…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 2, 2020


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Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Surprise- Luke Combs is a married man!

The superstar wed his longtime girlfriend Nicole Hocking on Saturday (Aug. 1) in Florida. The couple’s rep shared that they enjoyed a beautiful ceremony surrounded by with family, despite the threat of Hurricane Isaias off the Florida coast.

The beloved couple shared the news with fans via Instagram along with two photos from their big day.

“Yesterday was the best day of my life,” Combs gushed. “I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicohocking, here’s to forever.”

The new Mrs. Combs also shared her excitement over their big day, writing, “Yesterday was the most special day!! I’m so happy to spend the rest of my life with you! Although we wish would could have had every single one of our family & friends there, we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone next year!”

The newlyweds plan to host a bigger celebration with family and friends in the new year.

Combs and Hocking began dating in 2016 after meeting at the 2016 Key West Songwriter’s Festival. After the festival, the Hocking and Combs started spending more time together and eventually began dating. In 2018, Combs planned an elaborate proposal that ended up going south after a hectic day of moving. Weeks later, Combs and Hocking revealed their engagement with fans via Instagram.

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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.