Before Ree Drummond was The Pioneer Woman, she was a city girl that lived with her two older brothers, Doug and Mike, and one younger sister, Betsy. In Bartlesville, Oklahoma, she grew close to her sister before leaving to attend college in Los Angeles. However, even in her studies and now in her career on the Food Network, Drummond never grew apart from Betsy. Always one to prioritize food and family, the Pioneer Woman celebrated her sister’s most recent stay on her ranch by posting some of her favorite moments on Instagram.
Although Betsy Lee Smith doesn’t share her sister’s fiery locks, the two Smith sisters share plenty of similarities, from their kind eyes to their genuine smiles. The women also share a love for football, as they spent one evening cheering on Ree Drummond’s youngest son, Todd, during his game at Pawhuska High School as “sassy,” “sweaty,” sisters.
“We’re a little weird, too,” Ree Drummond wrote in the caption of her recent post. “Betsy and I had a fun week together in Pawhuska, capped off with a big Huskie win last night, so on the plane back to Seattle she will remember big smiles and not big tears. 😃 Love you, Bets! Thanks for laughing at 96% of the things I say, no one else does that!!!”
Ree Drummond Brings Other Loved Ones to Son’s Football Games
Betsy isn’t the only Smith lady that Ree Drummond has brought along to Todd’s games. Last week, Drummond’s mother, Gerre Schwert, joined her red-headed daughter in the stands, wearing the same matching earrings that her two daughters would wear days later. During her mother’s visit, Drummond not only celebrated her son’s performance on the field but also Schwert’s upcoming birthday on Halloween. The Pioneer Woman told fans that their orange attire demonstrated their Huskie pride, love for the spooky season and Schwert’s birthday.
It seems as though an invitation to Todd’s games is a gesture of how close she is with someone, as only select loved ones ever appear in her photos under the Friday night lights. Besides her own family members, Ree Drummond also brought along her good friend and fellow kitchen star, Joy Wilson, to Pawhuska High.
As the Pioneer Woman explained in a previous post, Wilson was a fellow food blogger that began her culinary journey at the same time as Drummond. Now a renowned author and baker, Wilson came to visit her friend at her Oklahoma ranch in late August. In honor of Todd’s game, Wilson extended her stay in Oklahoma another night and even wore a Husky pride shirt to the stands to show her support.