‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond: Meet the Food Network Star’s Five Children

by Leanne Stahulak

Long before Ree Drummond made a name for herself as the “Pioneer Woman,” she went by a few other key titles: Wife and mother.

Those titles are still super important to her today, even as her five kids are now full-grown and almost all out of the house. Family has always been a key component of the “Pioneer Woman” brand, and for good reason. Whenever Drummond writes about her five kids and “Marlboro Man” of a husband, you can’t help but smile. The love in her words is just too clear.

So, who are these crazy kids that occasionally help out and crash the “Pioneer Woman’s” kitchen? Let’s find out.

From Oldest to Youngest: Kids of the “Pioneer Woman”

Drummond’s oldest is Alex, a 23-year-old who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019. She now lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Mauricio. The two tied the knot in May at an absolutely gorgeous ceremony held on the Drummond Ranch. The photos that the “Pioneer Woman” posted on Instagram are beautiful and tear-jerking.

Next up is Paige, a 21-year-old going into her last year at the University of Arkansas. According to Drummond’s website, her youngest daughter enjoys being in a sorority and snowboarding, especially in Vail, Colorado. The “Pioneer Woman” also teases, “She pretends to be embarrassed by her mom’s quirky on-camera antics, but we all know she secretly loves helping her film.”

Drummond posted a hilarious behind-the-scenes clip of her and Paige during last year’s quarantine. Check it out below.

The oldest Drummond son is Bryce, an 18-year-old who graduated high school a semester early. He starts at the University of North Texas this fall, where he’ll play football. Bryce played as a quarterback for the Pawhuska Huskies for four years in high school.

He played alongside his “bonus” brother, Jamar. The two are only one month apart in age, and Jamar recently signed to play football with the University of Central Oklahoma.

Ree and Ladd Drummond took Jamar into their home as a foster back in 2019. They call him their “bodacious, bright, brilliant bonus kid” and say that he “become an inextricable part of their wacky lives.” The “Pioneer Woman” wrote a whole post about him being welcomed into their family back in November 2020.

Last, but certainly not least, is the baby of the family Todd. The 17-year-old high school senior is following in his brothers’ footsteps by playing football for the Pawhuska Huskies. He’s also an award-winning wrestler, according to Drummond’s site, and he loves skiing.

Everyone’s Growing Up

As more and more kids empty out of the house, Drummond is starting to feel the empty-nester syndrome setting in. But she’s also happy to see them take their first steps towards becoming themselves.

“While it’s absolutely painful to see how grown up they all are, it’s a wonderful feeling to see the people they’re becoming,” she said.