Chris Lane credits Lauren Bushnell Lane with changing his views on marriage and fatherhood
Chris Lane never thought that the married life or being a dad was his thing, until he met his now wife, Lauren Bushnell Lane.
Marriage wasn't entirely on the card for country singer Chris Lane until he met his now-wife, Lauren Bushnell Lane. After a year of dating, the couple tied the knot in 2019, and it looks like Chris is now more in love than ever, embracing his role as a husband and father.
Lane and Bushnell met in Austin, Texas, in 2015 during a radio event. However, the couple weren't involved until 2018, when Lane invited her to vacation with a group of friends. When Bushnell recounted the story, she mentioned that Lane nearly scared her away.
"He talked about how he wanted to be single forever, how he didn't know if he wanted kids," she said, in a conversation with People magazine. "Chris decided to use our entire trip to completely scare me away." However, she also admitted that she was "guarded" as well. However, after the trip, Lane couldn't get Bushnell off his mind and eventually, the couple tied the knot in October 2019. They also welcomed a son, John Dutton, last year.
Lane was certainly come a long way since then, as he opened up to ET about how being a father and a husband is an unexpected but welcome change for him. "I never wanted kids," Lane noted. "I honestly never wanted to get married. None of that." he said.
"I feel like when you meet somebody that makes you want to change your mindset and then makes you want that ...," Lane said, while talking about Bushnell, before revealing some private information. "Actually, the day [Dutton] was born, and I haven't told anybody this, but I cried my eyes out, because I felt like I was praying, just, 'Lord, thank you so much for not listening to me for all those years that I said I never wanted that.' I wouldn't have known what I was missing out on and it's truly the best thing in the world," he added.
Who is Lauren Bushnell Lane?
Born on February 2, 1990, Bushnell is a flight attendant and a reality TV star. She appeared on the 20th season of 'The Bachelor' in 2016, which featured a then 26-year-old Ben Higgins, a software salesman from Warsaw, Indiana, as 'The Bachelor'. Bushnell went on to win the season and was engaged to Higgins at the end of the season. The couple settled in Denver and even had their own spin-off series -- 'Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?'. Unfortunately, the show consisted of only one season, which ran between October to November of 2016, seeing that the couple later broke up in May of 2017.