Inside Lainey Wilson's Super-Private Love Life

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For a long time, Lainey Wilson kept her private life very private. But that all started to change when the bellbottom-clad country star and Yellowstone actress made her romance with Devlin "Duck" Hodges red carpet official at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards in May. Here's the little that we know about her potential husband and dating life.

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Does Lainey Wilson have a boyfriend?

She sure does! Fan theories about Lainey Wilson's dating life turned out to be true. Wilson and former Pittsburgh Steelers player Devlin "Duck" Hodges confirmed their relationship to PEOPLE on the ACM Awards red carpet in May 2023.

As it turns out, they've been dating for more than two years. The "Watermelon Moonshine" singer revealed as much in a June 2023 interview with The Bobby Bones Show.

"He's been around for a while," she said. "I just decided to make him wait for two and a half years." Wilson, 31, also called her 27-year-old beau a "good dude."

"He knows what it’s like chasing a dream because he's done that for himself," she said. "...But I'll tell you, he is good as gold. Supports me, would never come in between anything that I'm trying to do. He's like, 'Go get it, girl.' And I made him wait for a while. I mean…it's been a little over two years now.”

In 2021, Wilson told PEOPLE that she ended a relationship with her high-school sweetheart to pursue her music career.

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“He was the only thing I had ever known,” she said. “We grew up together. He was my best friend. We saw each other through a lot of different phases in our life. But I knew I would have to leave something behind, so I could try to do the damn thing in Nashville.”

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Are Lainey Wilson and Devlin Hodges dating?

Yes! All those fan rumors were confirmed on May 11 when the pair walked the ACM Awards red carpet together. Fans on Reddit had speculated that Lainey Wilson was dating former Pittsburgh Steelers player Devlin "Duck" Hodges after she was spotted wearing his jersey during a show on April 29 in photos she posted on Instagram. Hodges commented, "Well you got my number. How about I get yours now?😄"

Lainey Wilson and Devin "Duck" Hodges shined on the CMA Awards red carpet in November 2023.<p>Leah Puttkammer/FilmMagic</p>
Lainey Wilson and Devin "Duck" Hodges shined on the CMA Awards red carpet in November 2023.

Leah Puttkammer/FilmMagic

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He also responded to a fan who tagged him in a post about her rocking his jersey, writing, "Did she really?!?! Y'all are lying!!! @laineywilson holla at me!!!"

He followed up with a tweet that read, "SHOOTIN' MY SHOT," then had his mind blown when she responded.

Who is Lainey Wilson's boyfriend on Yellowstone?

On Yellowstone, Lainey Wilson's character Abby is romantically involved with Ryan, played by Ian Bohen.

Who is Lainey Wilson's husband?

It's safe to shoot your shot, people: Lainey Wilson is not and has never been married. Yet!

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