HARDY Shares The First Photo He Ever Took With His Wife

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Country music star HARDY shared a sweet picture of him and his wife on his Instagram page.

HARDY is a familiar name to country music enthusiasts, celebrated for his award-winning country-rock sound and chart-topping songs that have catapulted him to fame. Yet, his dedicated following has also grown fond of the constant presence at his side, providing unwavering support and radiating elegance – his wife, Caleigh Ryan.

HARDY and his wife Caleigh on her Instagram page.
Caleigh Hardy / Instagram

Who is HARDY’s wife?

HARDY entered into Caleigh’s life in April 2018 when he slid into her DM’s.

“We just started talking about San Diego and how she goes to Ole Miss and my family’s Mississippi State thing,” HARDY told People. “We kept in contact until I had a show nearby her school and told her I’d love to meet her there.”

The pair ended up meeting in person for the first time when he came into town for a local show at the Lyric Oxford in Mississippi and made an instant connection.

Caleigh shared her thoughts about the couple’s first encounter, stating, “Once we met each other, there really was no one else. We never entertained anyone else. It was just so easy.”

HARDY and his wife Caleigh at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Caleigh Hardy / Instagram

“I loved her after the third time that we ever hung out,” HARDY added. “It was the realest thing I had ever experienced. I actually told her I loved her at Stagecoach, out in the crowd.”

How did HARDY propose?

The “wait in the truck” singer proposed to Caleigh Ryan in August 2021 at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi, the same venue where the couple first met. The couple tied the knot at Diamond Creek Farms in Nashville on October 29, 2020.

“I’m not her boyfriend anymore,” HARDY captioned a photo he posted on social media, capturing the moment he proposed. The caption drew inspiration from the lyrics of his song “Boyfriend,” featured on his highly-praised first album, A ROCK.


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Cayleigh also shared the delightful announcement on her Instagram profile, posting a series of photos taken outside the live music venue. She captioned the post, “We’re getting married!!!” accompanied by an engagement ring emoji.

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Ahead of the wedding, Caleigh told People that they chose their venue because it was “brand new and absolutely stunning,” which you can see in her Instagram post below.

Following their wedding, HARDY and Caleigh embarked on a romantic honeymoon in Thailand. During their journey, they preserved countless moments of uncontainable happiness as they fully embraced the local culture.

“Trip of a lifetime. Blessed to have such an amazing honeymoon with the most amazing person,” HARDY expressed in a post, featuring photos of their various adventures, from interacting with elephants and exploring traditional floating markets to savoring meals with breathtaking views, and much more.

Recently, the couple celebrated their first year of marriage together. These two lovebirds are a great example of mutual love and support in the country music world!

See the couple’s very first picture together below!