Tyler Hubbard Is Feeling a ‘New Level’ Of Emotion as a Father of Two
Two weeks after the birth of their second child, a baby boy named Luca Reed, Tyler Hubbard and his wife…
Tyler Hubbard; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Two weeks after the birth of their second child, a baby boy named Luca Reed, Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley are opening up about life as parents of two under two.
In the latest issue of People, Hubbard admits things are a bit different now that he’s a father of two, especially when he’s out on the road.
“I love being able to write songs and play shows, but there’s a different emotion that comes along with it now and that’s just missing the family on a different level,” the singer/songwriter shared with People. “I’ve always missed Hayley when she’s not out there, but now missing her and Liv and Luca puts a new level of that emotion on top of all the other emotions of the weekend. I just look forward to those Sundays.”
Knowing he’d be missing the little ones while on FGL’s Can’t Say I Aint Country Tour last weekend, Hayley pulled off quite the surprise when she showed up at their show in Atlanta with both kids in tow.
“That was the first trip on the bus — the full family, and having Luca out — and it’s just been amazing,” Hubbard gushed.
So how is Olivia Rose, 20 months, handling having her baby brother around? Just fine, according to her parents.
“She’s at the age now where she’s understanding how she can help in little ways, which is sweet,” Hayley said.
They expected Olivia to be a bit jealous, but thankfully, she hasn’t shown any signs of resentment yet.
“We tried to prepare her as much as possible. Our family, our nanny constantly talked about Luca and were showing her my belly and she would come kiss my belly. I feel like she is acting like she doesn’t remember life without him,” Hayley explained.
As for Luca, it appears he’s shaping up to be Tyler’s mini-me as many of their friends and family are comparing the two.
“I’m not going to take it personally. I guess everybody thinks that I look like a 90-year-old bald man, but as soon as the baby starts getting cute then everybody starts saying, ‘Oh, it’s starting to look like Hayley,’ ” he joked. “I’m not going to let that affect my self-confidence or anything, but that’s what we keep hearing.”
For more with the Hubbard family, pick up the latest issue of People.
Hubbard will return to the road this week for FGL Fest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. General admission tickets are available HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.