It's Family First for 'American Idol's Luke Bryan! Get to Know His 5 Children and Their Mothers

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The 'American Idol' judge is raising a beautiful family with his wife Caroline Boyer.

Luke Bryan's fans are rejoicing! The country crooner is back in front of his fans as a judge on 'American Idol' for Season 6 on ABC, headlining in Vegas and finishing up his Raised Up Right Tour.

After being sidelined due to the pandemic, Bryan said he's excited to "be is on stage performing to country music fans."

"So thankful every time we get to do it!" —Bryan shared on Instagram.

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“The devotion and support of my fans are the reason I have made it this far in my career,” Bryan said. “Life can be tough, and the past 15 months have been very difficult for everyone. I hope in sharing this raw look into my life that it may be an encouragement to others. Through the heartaches, triumphs can come.”

When Bryan isn’t performing, touring, recording or judging American Idol, he’s a dad to five kids. Here’s everything we know about his family life:

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How many kids does Luke Bryan have?

Luke has five children: Luke and wife Caroline Boyer have two sons of their own, but they've also adopted their nephew and two nieces: Til, Jordan and Kris.

Who are the mothers of Luke Bryan’s kids?

Caroline Boyer is the mother of Luke’s sons Thomas and Tatum.

Luke’s sister Kelly died in 2007, leaving three children behind with her husband Ben. When Ben died in 2017, Luke and Caroline decided to adopt their nephew and two nieces.

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"We never thought twice about it,” Caroline told Robin Roberts. “You know, it was never something that he and I had to sit down and talk about. ‘Should we take this on?’ We just did that.”

“I woke up one day and I’m raising a teen. And it’s a challenge because my main thing with Til is just properly giving the right amount of advice and realizing you’re talking to someone who is becoming an adult," Luke once told People. "I have to be that parent role where if he does something, he needs to get in trouble, but I want to be a friend to him too.”

Who is Luke Bryan's sister?

Luke’s older sister Kelly Bryan Cheshire died unexpectedly in May 2007, leaving three children behind with her husband Ben.

"She was home with her 3-year-old, and it was like someone turned the lights out," he told People in 2013. "They never determined what happened. The autopsies, the coroner, no one could figure it out."

Who is Luke Bryan’s wife?

Luke Bryan is married to Caroline Boyer Bryan. Luke met his future wife while attending Georgia Southern University in fall 1998 at a little bar called Dingus Magee’s. They started dating, but it didn’t last. He was a senior and she was freshman, and after graduation, Luke moved to Nashville to pursue his country music career, while Caroline stayed in college to finish her degree.

They reunited 5-1/2 years later when Luke was playing at a bar in Statesboro and Caroline happened to be in town. This time they stayed in touch via email, and she invited him to her family’s Christmas party. He went and the rest is history.

“I kissed him first! He was always so scared of making a girl feel uncomfortable, he wouldn't cross a line,” Caroline told People.

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Luke and Caroline married on Dec. 8, 2006, in Turks and Caicos, and spent their honeymoon in the Colorado mountains.

Caroline Boyer is a Georgia native, born December 31, 1979, to father Waymond Boyer, a social specialist, and mother Yvonne Boyer, an operator at an insurance agency. She has one brother named Bo.

Caroline appears in several of Luke’s music videos including “Crash My Party.”

Luke Bryan’s children

Thomas Boyer Bryan

Thomas is Luke and Caroline’s eldest son, born on March 18, 2008, making him 14 years old. Thomas, named after his dad, whose actual first name is Thomas, spent a lot of time on the tour bus with his parents when younger, and now spends time with his dad hunting, fishing and skiing. Look at this sweet pic of Luke and his mini-me!

Tatum Christopher Bryan

The youngest of the Bryan clan, Tatum was born on August 11, 2010. He is 12 and like his big brother, he enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors with Luke.

“All I ever hoped for was one boy and to have two, it’s going to be fun,” Luke told People at the time. “I’ve already got new fishing spots picked out for us.”

Jordan Cheshire

Jordan is eldest of Luke’s adopted kids. Born April 7, 1995, she was 20 and attending the University of Georgia when her father died. The now-27-year-old posted her engagement to boyfriend Clint Eudy in December 2020. The couple wed on Sept. 5, 2021 at the Troubadour Golf and Field Club in College Grove, Tenn. Luke walked Jordan down the aisle with a little help from Jordan's brother, Til.

"To get to walk Jordan down the aisle was the coolest, literally one of the most emotional things I've ever done," Luke told ABC News. "It was just a beautiful ceremony, a beautiful time. It was just a magical wedding and we just enjoyed being with friends and family. It was just magical on all levels."

Visit their wedding website HERE.

Kris Cheshire

Kris was born August 3, 1998The 22-year-old, who attended the University of Alabama, has been dating her longtime boyfriend Cameron for four years.

Tilden Cheshire

Tilden, aka Til, born November 6, 2001, is now attending college at the University of Georgia.

Does Luke Bryan learn anything about music from his kids?

He does. He told, "My nephew Til, who’s 20 now, he comes home and there’s mainstream country, there’s Texas country, and there’s some underground  country stuff that my nephew [listens to] because he’s at college. To think that every college kid in the South is listening to mainstream country, that’s just not true. They’re finding underground music. So, my nephew will come back with some underground country, or some kids that are big in Athens that’ve got an album out but they haven’t broke nationally yet, and he puts it on my radar.

"But then my children, they’re learning a lot of their music from TikTok and stuff like that, and so if there’s a hot TikTok song, they’ll let Dad know. And my 14-year-old, all he wanted for Christmas was, we have an ATV, like a Polaris RANGER, he wanted a roof that had speakers in it. And every evening after school he just drives around and listens to music on the farm. Yeah, every now and then we’ll get a neighborly complaint."

Who are Luke Bryan's parents?

Luke Bryan was born Thomas Luther Bryan on July 17, 1976, in Leesburg, Ga., to LeClaire and Tommy Bryan. He grew up the youngest son of a farmer. His older siblings were Kelly and Chris.

Who is Luke Bryan's brother?

Luke was only 19 when his older brother, Chris Bryan, was tragically killed in a car accident at age 26.

How old is Luke Bryan?

Luke Bryan was born July 17, 1976, which makes his 46 years old as of this writing.

Where is Luke Bryan from?

Luke Bryan is from Leesburg, Georgia. Bryan moved to Nashville in 2001 to pursue music full time.

Where does Luke Bryan live?

Luke Bryan lives on a 150-acre farm just outside Nashville, Tenn. with his wife, Caroline. The farm is named Red Bird Farm in memory of his late sister, Kelly.

Luke Bryan's wife recreates classic Full House opening sequence

Check out the sweet family video featuring Luke and his wife, Caroline, their sons and his mother, LeClaire, recreate the classic opening sequence of the popular '90s sitcom Full House.

When and Where to Watch Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary

All episodes of Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary are available exclusively on Freevee, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.

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