• Lainey Wilson is a rustic music star
  • The Louisiana native joined the solid of ‘Yellowstone’ in 2022
  • She revealed she’s relationship former NFL quarterback Duck Hodges in Could 2023

Lainey Wilson stunned her legion of stans when she revealed she had been secretly relationship former NFL participant Devlin “Duck” Hodges for over two years!

The nation music star made her crimson carpet debut with Duck in Could 2023 and later revealed they’ve been collectively for fairly a while throughout a June 2 episode of The Bobby Bones Show. “He’s been round for some time. I simply determined to make him wait for 2 and a half years,” Lainey joked.

Duck Hodges and Lainey Wilson. (AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

“However I’ll let you know, he’s good as gold,” she gushed. “Helps me, would by no means are available in between something that I’m attempting to do. He’s like, ‘Go get it, lady.’ And I made him anticipate some time. I imply … it’s been a little bit over two years now.”

Now that the cat, er duck, is out of the bag, let’s study extra in regards to the man who stole the “Issues a Man Oughta Know” singer’s coronary heart, beneath.

The place Did He Play Soccer?

Devlin was born in Alabama on April 12, 1996. He turned a star athlete in highschool earlier than taking his abilities to his house state school of Samford, the place he excelled as a quarterback and was named the Southern Convention Offensive Participant of the 12 months 3 times. In 2019, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He then had a run on the LA Rams earlier than a fast flip within the Canadian soccer league with the Ottawa Redblacks. On April 22, 2022, the Redblacks introduced that Devlin had retired from skilled soccer.

The professional soccer expertise has helped Devlin help Lainey, as she stated he understands what it’s prefer to pursue one’s passions.

“He is aware of what it’s like chasing a dream as a result of he’s accomplished that for himself,” she stated on The Bobby Bones Present. “He was within the NFL. He tried out actually for the Steelers and made it and had a extremely nice run with them. Went out to LA Rams and did that.”

How Did Devlin Get The Identify ‘Duck’?

When Lainey revealed her two-year romance with Duck, she was requested about his distinctive nickname and the way he ended up with it.

“To begin with, for those who learn one thing on-line, it most likely ain’t proper,” she defined on The Bobby Bones Present. “His school soccer coach was like, ‘You’re among the best quarterbacks I’ve ever labored with. And also you remind me lots of one in all my favourite quarterbacks I started working with years in the past, and we known as him Duck.’ And so he and the staff simply sort of began calling him Duck. Seems [Devlin] was additionally a duck hunter.”

He Is An Avid Hunter

One solely has to look at Duck’s Instagram web page to see that he actually does benefit from the sport of duck searching. A number of posts present the previous athlete in camouflage, toting weapons and the spoils of his efforts. He additionally seems to get pleasure from searching wild turkeys, as he’s typically snapped with a huge smile whereas holding up their carcasses.

Duck Slid Into Lainey’s DMs

Whereas it’s nonetheless unclear how the 2 began their romance, Duck has not been shy about his social media love for the nation music star, who can be dabbling in appearing on Yellowstone. In April, he tweeted, “Lainey Wilson damnnn she’s so gooooood.”

He additionally responded to a tweet from iHeartCountry that featured pictures of a number of nation musicians alongside the query, “Whose DMs are you sliding into?” Duck received straight to the purpose when he replied, “Lainey Wilson … actually.”

He Has His Personal Podcast

Whereas he could have put taking part in soccer in his previous, Duck has no drawback speaking about it on his eponymous podcast, The Duck Hodges Podcast.

“Waterfowl podcast with a mixture of different searching and sports activities and perhaps even a little bit music,” reads the outline on the web site. “For those who get pleasure from these talks that occur across the hearth and at duck camp, that is the podcast for you.” The primary season kicked off in April 2022!

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