Country music star Brantley Gilbert’s wife Amber Cochran Gilbert has been the singer’s muse for over a decade. He’s been singing about her since the start of his career, be it a happy song or a sad song. Get to know more about the gorgeous brunette right here.
She’s Brantley Gilbert’s The One Who Got Away
But she came back for a happy ever after. “She was the one who got away for about five years, then kind of came back around, and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. She’s the one.”
The pair’s initial on-again-off-again relationship started in high school until they grew even more apart due to Gilbert’s battle with addiction, which had continued to spiral out of control when Cochran left him. The singer only decided to make a change when doctors told him that he would not live to see his next birthday if he kept up his ways.
After getting sober, he struck up a relationship with fellow singer Jana Kramer. The pair even got engaged and began living together in early 2013. However, they called off their engagement just seven months later.
It appears the demise of his relationship with Kramer was meant to be. Brantley Gilbert soon rekindled his relationship with Cochran, and they’ve been together ever since. “There wasn’t a period of time that went by that I didn’t think of her,” he shared.
She Has Inspired Most Of Brantley Gilbert’s Songs
Amber Cochran has inspired many of Brantley Gilbert’s best and even the saddest songs. “If I wrote a love song, there’s a piece of her in it somewhere, even when we weren’t together,” the singer said.
For instance, the songs in his 2017 album “The Devil Don’t Sleep” sings about “the temptations and traps I’ve always fallen into” and the ways Amber steers him away from the bad decisions. “It’s about just … appreciating my marriage and that relationship that is so fulfilling to me,” he said. “It’s my life. She’s my best friend. She’s the best player on our team.”
Even on his first album, “Modern Day Prodigal Son,” in 2009, Brantley Gilbert wrote about Amber. The quiet, acoustic “Picture on the Dashboard” finds a heartbroken Gilbert mourning for the woman who is now his wife.
“She’s been in my soul since the day I met her… she has and will continue to inspire song after song in my life,” the singer sweetly said.
They Got Hitched In 2015
After years of makeups and breakups, Brantley Gilbert and Amber Cochran married in June 2015 at the singer’s home in Georgia. Their wedding was simple, intimate, and deeply meaningful to the couple. They were surrounded by the people they love the most.
“I met her ten years ago, she’s a hometown girl, and we wanted it to be really special for us and have the people there that really, really mean the world to us, and that’s gonna be pretty awesome,” the singer said before tying the knot.
The couple’s first dance was to a Brad Paisley song.
She’s A Mother of Two
Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber Cochran became first-time parents when they welcomed their first child, son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert, on November 11, 2017. Baby Barrett was born after a fairly quick labor at Piedmont Hospital in Athens. “Honestly, I’m just speechless,” Brantley Gilbert told PEOPLE of the birth of his first child. “Watching the delivery, I don’t even know what to say. Amber and I are just so thankful and blessed to have this beautiful little boy,” the “More Than Miles” singer said.
The little boy is already two years old and is already getting used to riding a motorcycle! Yes, you heard that right. The country rocker revealed that he is letting his toddler ride with him sometimes, of course with a helmet, and admitted he would likely give him his own bike when he is a little bit older.
“He absolutely loves them, loves to hear the motors running,” Brantley Gilbert shared. “He’s got a little helmet, and we just ride in circles. Our driveway’s a big circle, and we’ll just ride around on it, and he absolutely just cheese grins the whole time. And then when you try to pull him off of it, he gets upset.”
Brantley Gilbert grew up on and around motorcycles and is hoping he can pass to his passion on to his son years from now.
In 2019, the family of three welcomed their new family member, daughter Braylen Hendrix Gilbert. Before giving birth, the high-school sweethearts walked the red carpet at the 2019 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, where Amber Cochran put her baby bump on display in a shimmery gold gown featuring a high slit, as well as matching heels, cradling her belly as the cameras flashed.
Brantley Gilbert Falls Even More in Love With Her After Birth of Son
We all know Brantley Gilbert is already madly in love with Amber Cochran, long before becoming parents. But seeing how Amber takes care of their first child has only increased Gilbert’s love for his spouse.
“I’ve been in love with my wife for a very long time, and I can tell you seeing her as a mother just makes me love her that much more,” Brantley Gilbert gushed. “She’s an awesome mom. You know, I knew she would be. She was teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade. She’s always been wonderful with kids anytime I’ve seen her around them, but with this little guy, I mean, she’s just born for it.”
She Enjoys Cooking and Working On Physical Fitness
If you check out her Instagram account, you can tell that she enjoys cooking and working on physical fitness. Amber Cochran, who used to be a school teacher in Georgia, often posts live workouts on Instagram.
She keeps fans updated through her blog, Everyday Amber. “I was a pageant girl. Now I am an athlete. I like to compete! I have a slight addiction to shoes and most cooking networks. I love to cook for my family & friends. My kitchen is the heart of my home. I’m not fancy. But I do like pretty things in my home,” she wrote on her website.
She also maintains a YouTube channel called amberseats, for all the foodies out there. “I make the recipes that I cook for my own family. Some are family recipes, some recipes are from my favorite chefs. Being a mom of two, I don’t mind the quick and easy. I cook every day, so I am constantly trying new recipes,” she wrote. She also invites her followers to submit their favorite recipes so she can feature it in her channel.