That’s our kind of bling! Country superstar Luke Bryan prepared an extra special gift for his wife, Caroline, in time for their 10th wedding anniversary last December, and the couple finally shared what it was at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards on Wednesday, October 18.
The “Play It Again” singer and his wife—flashing a suspiciously large bauble on her left ring finger—walked the red carpet together before walking into the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. A reporter took notice of the bling, and the couple confirmed it was an engagement ring upgrade to mark a decade of marriage.
“Oh yeah, I came with that one right out the gate,” Bryan told People. “It was a little 10-year anniversary gift. Ten years with me feels like a thousand. It was certainly the least I could do!”
Caroline paired the piece, a large, emerald-cut diamond, with a classy navy dress with a thigh-high slit.
Even after 10 years of marriage, Bryan remains head over heels for his wife, even penning a song entitled “To the Moon and Back” on his Kill the Lights album. “I played it for my wife and I had butterflies, her hearing it for the first time,” Bryan previously told Entertainment Tonight, “because it was my attempt through song telling her how much she means to me.”
The couple first met as students at the Georgia Southern University. “It was love at first sight with Caroline— those blue eyes of hers,” the country crooner previously told Good Housekeeping. “I knew that, no matter what, I was going to make my way over to her.”
Bryan shared in the same 2015 interview that much of their connection comes from everyday gestures—especially from his part. “Every night before bed, I rub my wife’s feet. She says they’re the best foot rubs on Earth,” he said. “We do little nights out together. One Valentine’s Day, we got each other’s initials tattooed on our ring fingers! We have coffee in the morning, just Caroline and me. It’s my favorite time of the day; anytime we can have 30 minutes to talk, it’s just great.”