Two weeks after the birth of their second child, a baby boy named Luca Reed, Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley are opening up about life as parents of two under two.
In the latest issue of People, Hubbard admits things are a bit different now that he’s a father of two, especially when he’s out on the road.
“I love being able to write songs and play shows, but there’s a different emotion that comes along with it now and that’s just missing the family on a different level,” the singer/songwriter shared with People. “I’ve always missed Hayley when she’s not out there, but now missing her and Liv and Luca puts a new level of that emotion on top of all the other emotions of the weekend. I just look forward to those Sundays.”
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I giggle when I look at this family photo because it took a small miracle to get us smiling and looking at the camera at the same time. Liv is a (very independent) toddler on the move and was having a rough day. I knew Tyler’s patience for photos and playing “Let it Go” from Frozen on repeat wouldn’t last long. I was trying to pretend I didn’t just have a baby 5 days prior. Harley was waiting patiently for treats and was the only cooperative one. Luca was hungry/eating non stop. My nipples felt like they were about to fall off… and somehow @lolamelani snapped this golden moment of us 😅 #miracle. See link in Bio for the full online @people article and more photos from this day. New issue will be on newsstands Friday 📰
Knowing he’d be missing the little ones while on FGL’s Can’t Say I Aint Country Tour last weekend, Hayley pulled off quite the surprise when she showed up at their show in Atlanta with both kids in tow.
“That was the first trip on the bus — the full family, and having Luca out — and it’s just been amazing,” Hubbard gushed.
So how is Olivia Rose, 20 months, handling having her baby brother around? Just fine, according to her parents.
“She’s at the age now where she’s understanding how she can help in little ways, which is sweet,” Hayley said.
They expected Olivia to be a bit jealous, but thankfully, she hasn’t shown any signs of resentment yet.
“We tried to prepare her as much as possible. Our family, our nanny constantly talked about Luca and were showing her my belly and she would come kiss my belly. I feel like she is acting like she doesn’t remember life without him,” Hayley explained.
As for Luca, it appears he’s shaping up to be Tyler’s mini-me as many of their friends and family are comparing the two.
“I’m not going to take it personally. I guess everybody thinks that I look like a 90-year-old bald man, but as soon as the baby starts getting cute then everybody starts saying, ‘Oh, it’s starting to look like Hayley,’ ” he joked. “I’m not going to let that affect my self-confidence or anything, but that’s what we keep hearing.”
For more with the Hubbard family, pick up the latest issue of People.
Hubbard will return to the road this week for FGL Fest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. General admission tickets are available HERE.