Luke Combs and Longtime Girlfriend, Nicole Hocking, Are Engaged
Country star Luke Combs is engaged! The singer shared the news with fans on his Instagram on Thursday evening (Nov. 29), along with a picture of Combs and girlfriend Nicole Hocking posing against the backdrop of a Maui sunset. However, according to the post's caption, the actual proposal may not have taken place in nearly as scenic a location.
"She said yes a while ago, but this is a way better place to take pictures than the kitchen," Combs explained in his post. "Can't wait to spend forever with you @nicohocking. I love you!" For her part, Combs' new fiancee also shared the photo on her Instagram page, captioning her post "You're stuck with me forever!"
According to Country Fancast, Combs and Hocking began dating over two years ago, while Combs was still paying his dues in the country music business and didn't even have publishing or record deals yet. Their relationship has since been on a wild ride, as Combs' debut album, This One's for You, and its follow-up deluxe version, This One's for You Too, brought with them Combs' meteoric rise in the industry.
Most recently, Combs took home the title of New Artist of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards where he also netted a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. And the country singer shows no signs of slowing down in 2019: In addition to wedding planning, the singer is scheduled to hit the road for his headlining Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour in January of next year, alongside openers Lanco and Jameson Rodgers.
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