Luke Combs’ wife to be, Nicole Hocking, is the person who has been with him through his ups and downs. She was on hand to witness Combs’ biggest career achievement to date.
The music crooner is just one of the few stars who was able to rise up to fame in a short period of time. The country rising star has already won Male Vocalist of the Year in 2019 CMA Awards and was even nominated for the Grammy Awards in Best New Artist category.
He had amitted that he may not have reached his career height if he wasn’t supported by his girl. Now that makes everyone wondering who exactly is Luke Combs’ fiancee, Nicole Hocking? Let’s find out.
She’s From Florida
Nicole was born on July 22, 1992, in Fort Myers, Florida, the United States of America to her mother Marcy Hocking and her father whose identity is not yet known. Nicole Hocking is now 27 years old and two years younger than Combs.
The blonde beauty has completed high school education from a private school located in Florida. After graduating from high school, she enrolled herself in the Florida Gulf Coast University and majored in civil engineering. She graduated from the University in 2014.
Her sister Jenna has also graduated with a degree in hospitality management from the same university in 2017.
During her college days, Nicole Hocking was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She also used to work at the local bars for earning. After graduating from University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to search for a job.
She met Luke Combs in a Music Festival
The first time they met was like straight from a romantic movie. On the podcast “Get Real with Caroline Hobby,” Nicole Hocking revealed how she first fell in love with her man.
“We met through mutual friends,” she shared. It was when they attended a music festival in Florida in early 2016, they spotted each other out and Hocking invited Combs to come and hang out with her and her friends. When they came back to Nashville, where they both lived, Combs invited her over for dinner and after that, it was pretty much history.
“[I knew] pretty close to right away,” Hocking said. “I saw the way he treated me and other people and it was like, ‘My heart is yours forever.’”
Combs had not yet made a good as a singer at that time. He had no record deal and was only known by a few of his close friends in the music industry.
She Also Works in the Music Industry Too
Nicole Hocking now works at BMI, Broadcast Music Inc as a recruiting coordinator. Through her position at BMI, she was able to meet several A-list performers in the music industry and helped Combs while he was still a struggling artist in the industry.
Eventually, she became popular among Nashville residents and on various social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat that she’s also now a social media influencer. She has almost 400,000 followers on Instagram alone as of writing.
Luke Combs Always Gives All Credit to Nicole for His Success
When it comes to expressing how grateful Combs is to have Nicole Hocking in his life, the up-and-coming country star never hesitates to share it in the public platform. In 2018, when he took home the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year award, he turned to Instagram to thank Nicole Hocking for her support.
He posted a cute photo of them and wrote in the caption: “I won a CMA award last night but I showed up a winner because of this amazing woman. Thank you for believing in me, supporting me, and eating cookout with me at 1:30 AM after the awards. I love you so much Nicole Hocking, you’re incredible inside and out.”
She Helped Combs Quit Dipping
Combs had long been in denial of how dipping can be the worst thing in the world for his voice and telling himself that it’s okay. However, this guilty-pleasure of Combs may lead to acid reflux and heartburn that can affect his singing performance.
“I eat a lot of greasy stuff anyways, and then I dipped, so that’s really what kills your voice more than anything,” Combs revealed.
Luckily, Luke Combs’ girlfriend is not only there to garnish his career but also helps him quit his unhealthy habits. Combs confessed to Taste of Country, “I’m trying to quit dipping- well actually, I have quit. It was cause of my girlfriend. She hated that I dipped and you know it was just time. Time to just kick it.”
“Quitting dipping was the most obvious lifestyle choice, but it has been difficult. I do miss it every day, but I’m getting better,” Combs added.
She Got Engaged to Combs in 2018 and She Can’t Stop Gushing About Her Ring
The adorable couple took their relationship to another level when they got engaged. Nicole Hocking said yes to Combs when he popped the question in the kitchen of their new home in November 2018.
The country star announced their engagement through Instagram while they were on a vacation in Hawaii to which Luke Combs’ sweetheart commented, “You’re stuck with me forever!! I love you so, sooo much babe.”
She also showed off her ring on her Instagram and wrote in the caption: “I never thought a ring could mean so much to me. I love you, Luke Albert Combs. I’m going to marry the hell outta you.”
She is Expected to Get Hitched This Year
Although the couple is not revealing too many more details about their big day, Combs told People that it’s going to be one of the days this year.
The couple has already hired a wedding planner to help them plan to get hitched. Guess Luke Combs’ wife to be is now pretty busy as the they are now on the process of collaborating on details. Combs further added, “and we’re actually a lot farther along than I think we both thought we would be with our schedules. I’m excited about it. I really am. I’m looking forward to that day quite a bit.”
Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking’s love story will remind you that true love does exist and it conquers all. We can’t wait to see Nicole Hocking walk down the aisle, she’ll surely be one gorgeous bride.