Luke Bryan Opens Up About Being in the ‘Golden Years’ of Raising His Two Sons

by Jacklyn Krol

Luke Bryan believes that his parenting is in its prime thanks to his sons.

In an interview with People, he spoke about 13-year-old Thomas “Bo” Boyer and 10-year-old Tatum “Tate” Christopher. Bryan has other nicknames for his children like “Bo Bo,” “Tater Bug,” “Tater Tot,” and just “Baby” for his wife, Caroline.

“As they grow older, it’s easier to let them tag along,” he explained. “They become little men and they become functional little microcosms of me. Their personalities are really different.”

As his kids grow, they have been able to do more activities with Luke Bryan. As a result, they’ve grown closer and although they may act like friends at points, he’s still the boss.

“They become your buddies. I mean, they’re still your kids, you still have to do the discipline and you still have to teach them the right and wrongs of life, but they really morph into your buddies,” Bryan added.

“And I’m certainly in the golden years,” he continued. “I mean, it’s like the sweet spot of being a dad right now and you can let them tag along.”

The Name Game

Luke Bryan recently appeared on MTV’s Ridiculousness with Rob Dyrdek. During the episode, he revealed that he and his friend promised one another that they would name their sons in a special way.

“We decided that when we named our boys, we would always name them someone you’d want to go get drunk with,” he revealed.

Bryan later admitted that he probably wouldn’t suggest that anyone else name their kids with that method.

The former professional skateboarder turned reality tv star said that his kiddos have the perfect nicknames that sound “so Tennessee” to him.

Meet Luke Bryan’s Family

Aside from his two kids and his wife, Luke and Caroline adopted their nephew and two nieces. Luke’s sister Kelly passed away in 2007 and her husband Ben passed away seven years later. At the time their nephew Til was sixteen while his nieces Kris and Jordan were in college.

“We never thought twice about it,” Caroline told ABC of her nieces and nephew. “You know, it was never something that he and I had to sit down and talk about. ‘Should we take this on?’ We just did that.”

Luke told the news outlet that it was a struggle raising a teen as he wants to give the right amount of advice. At the end of the day, he still can’t comprehend that his kids are growing right before his eyes.