Lainey Wilson is a powerhouse in nation music, so it’s not shocking that she has a boyfriend who can be very profitable. The 31-year-old singer, who has probably the most nominations of any artist on the upcoming CMA Awards which are airing November 8, is courting former NFL quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges. Lainey debuted her relationship with Duck, 27, to the general public after they walked the purple carpet collectively on the ACM Awards in Could 2023, over two years after they began courting.

Maintain studying to be taught extra about Duck and his relationship with Lainey.

Who Is Duck Hodges?

Duck was a star athlete in highschool earlier than taking his skills to his dwelling state faculty of Samford, the place he excelled as a quarterback and was named the Southern Convention Offensive Participant of the Yr thrice. He bought the nickname “Duck” from his faculty soccer coach, Lainey revealed on The Bobby Bones Show in June 2023.

“His faculty soccer coach was like, ‘You’re among the best quarterbacks I’ve ever labored with. And also you remind me a variety of certainly one of my favourite quarterbacks I set to work with years in the past, and we referred to as him Duck.’ And so he and the group simply type of began calling him Duck,” Lainey stated. “Seems [Devlin] was additionally a duck hunter.”

In 2019, Duck 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.

Devlin Hodges
Devlin “Duck” Hodges (Photograph: Archie Carpenter/UPI/Shutterstock)

Duck at present retains busy as an actual property agent. He works for Messy Oak Properties, in line with his LinkedIn. Duck has his own Instagram page for his actual property that he created in February 2023.

When Did Lainey Wilson & Duck Hodges Begin Courting?

Lainey and Duck began courting over two years earlier than they made their purple carpet debut as a pair in Could 2023. They sparked courting rumors within the weeks main as much as the ACM Awards. Lainey and all of her band members wore Duck’s jerseys onstage after they carried out in Pittsburgh whereas opening for Luke Combs on the finish of April. That very same month, Duck confirmed public help for Lainey on Twitter when she was nominated for the CMT Awards. He responded to a CMT tweet about who ought to win the Feminine Video of the Yr class. “Lainey Wilson and never even shut!!” he gushed.

What Has Lainey Wilson Stated About Courting Duck Hodges?

Lainey spoke about her relationship with Duck for the primary time on Bobby Bones‘ podcast in June 2023. “I’ll inform you, he’s good as gold,” Lainey stated about her boyfriend. “Helps me, would by no means are available between something that I’m making an attempt to do. He’s like, ‘Go get it, lady.’ And I made him anticipate some time. I imply…it’s been somewhat over two years now.”

In an interview with PEOPLE, Lainey revealed why the couple waited two years to go public with their relationship. “I stated, ‘We gonna see in case you’re in it for the appropriate causes.’ Seems, he’s,” stated Lainey. “Someone stated how humorous it was watching him high-five all of my artist mates on the ACMs, and I stated, ‘These are his mates!’”

She continued, “He’ll FaceTime me, and he’ll be with HARDY and Morgan [Wallen] and Luke [Combs], and I’m like, ‘Cease stealing all my buddies. They’ll at all times be out {golfing} and ingesting a beer. I don’t need to persuade anyone to love him. He’s a really lovable individual.”

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