Luke Bryan’s mom had to do a double-take after reading a report that her son was the father of another country superstar’s son. “So, I’m having coffee, and my mother calls me and she goes, ‘I’m sitting here reading some gossip thing … It says you fathered Maren Morris’ child,'” Bryan revealed during his appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Country singer Maren Morris shares her son Hayes with her husband, Ryan Hurd, a country music singer and songwriter. Hurd has written songs for Luke Bryan in the past. “And I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh., I do not need this today.” Luke Bryan added that his new single, “Waves,” was co-written by Hurd.
“I shared [the article] from my mother straight to Ryan, and I said, ‘Buddy, I think we need to talk,'” Luke Bryan hilariously added. “I am not the father. We can call Maury Povich in or however y’all want to go about it.”
The incorrect article read, “Earlier this month the hot mama, who gave birth to her first child with husband Luke Bryan in March 2020, shared a thoughtful post about her post-baby body.”
Maren Morris & Husband Play Along with Luke Bryan
On social media, Morris and Hurd hilariously played along with Luke Bryan. “I guess the cat’s outta the bag @lukebryan,” Morris captioned a screenshot of the article on her Instagram Story. On his Instagram story, Hurd also wrote, “Damn you @LukeBryan I demand a paternity test.”
The “thoughtful post about her post-baby body” referred to a post that Morris published discussing the standards placed on women.
“I am never saying ‘trying to get my body back’ again,” she captioned a photo of herself wearing a bra and underwear set. “No one took it, I didn’t lose it like a set of keys. The pressure we put on mothers to ‘snap back’ is insurmountable and deeply troublesome. You are and always were a f—ing bada–. and yeah, I’m proud.”
At the recent ACM Awards, where Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year, Morris said she wanted to share the message. To her, it was important because she “realized that if I am coming to grips with this realization, I can’t be the only one.”
“I just realized how unhealthy that was for me and my workout journey, to be like, ‘I need to get back to where I was before because that’s not really the goal,” she said. “It shouldn’t be the goal, to just sort of erase the fact that you had a kid. I think that I’m really proud of where my body is right now, even if it is several pounds heavier. I did something that half the population can’t do.”