Luke Combs has been the center of attention not just because of his storybook ‘kid next door to superstar’ life story, but also because he is a bit of a hunk. The taunts and pokes he received made him very aware. So he began a weight-loss journey three years ago.
Nicole Hocking, the singer’s wife, is accompanying him on this journey. Their path and stops may differ, but their final destination is the same.
The Weight Loss Journey of Combs and His Wife
Combs rose to stardom in late 2016, but with it came a barrage of harsh comments about his weight. Those taunts, however, were nothing new to him, since he had been bullied for his weight long before he became famous.
Having said that, he began his weight-loss adventure in 2015 and was still going strong. In January 2015, he went on a strict diet for a month and shed about 12 pounds.
The artist then shut down the harsh comments directed at him once and for all in early 2017. Despite his busy schedule, Combs was able to maintain a vigorous workout routine with the support of trainer Kevin Klug. Klug is a personal trainer and the founder of Klug Fitness, according to his Instagram.
Combs momentarily adjusted his nutrition in addition to his physical fitness. After losing a football bet with his keyboard player, Neil Tankersley, he changed his diet. He, on the other hand, could not stick to the vegan diet and gave up after only 30 days.
Is it true that I kept the bet for the entire 90 days? No, I didn’t do it. After a little more than a month, I was like, “Man, I don’t really want to do this anymore.” So I made the wager with my keys player nevertheless, and I seriously considered firing him if I had to complete the entire 90-day period. So no, he didn’t mind if I gave up.
Despite his best efforts, the Lovin’ On You singer was mocked for his weight during his now-pregnancy. wife’s Nicole Combs captioned a photo of the two, “hello, you’re hot,” on Instagram.
This time, though, the teasing went too far because it was directed at their relationship. As a result, Nicole stepped up to protect her man. “To everyone now being less than friendly to me on Twitter for dating a bigger guy,” she captioned an image of a Facebook Marketplace ad for “these hands.”
In the same tweet, she urged people to abandon their double standards
Nicole Hocking, Luke’s wife, who he proposed to in 2018 and married on August 1, 2020, has likewise wanted to lose weight for a long time. However, she, like her husband, has struggled to maintain self-control and stick to her eating plan. For example, on August 2, 2017, she tweeted that she wanted to reduce weight but couldn’t give up wine and pizza.
I’d like to lose weight, but I’m not willing to give up my wine and pizza. Non-negotiable. — (@nicohocking) NICOLE COMBS Wednesday, August 3, 2017
From a Local Bar Singer to a Nationally Recognized Country Artist
Luke Combs’ vocal talent remained intact despite his gradual weight loss. With each passing day, his fan base grows thanks to his relevant tunes. His self-titled YouTube channel has over 2.2 million subscribers and 1.97 billion views, and he has over 3.5 million Instagram followers.
When Luke Combs was singing his own song ‘Hurricane’ in a local bar in Nashville in 2016, songwriter Jonathan Singleton first noticed his incredible vocal abilities.
He had already established a solid reputation as a local boy, and as he stepped up to the platform, Jonathan was taken aback by the amount of attention Luke was receiving. Jonathan wanted to work with Luke after seeing his fame and potential and eventually inked a contract with him.
Luke then went on to release his song “Hurricane” to a worldwide audience, which went triple platinum. Since then, Nashville’s hometown boy has never looked back, giving his all in every song and album he’s released. His talent was further recognized when he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of “best new artist” at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
‘When It Rains It Pours,’ ‘One Number Away,’ ‘She Got the Best Of Me,’ and ‘Beautiful Crazy’ are some of Luke’s hit songs. Luke launched his new album, ‘What You See Is What You Get,’ on November 8, 2019, with 17 songs.
Luke Gives His Parents Credit For His Success
Combs is the epitome of modesty. He dedicates his whole accomplishment to his parents, Chester Combs and Rhonda Combs. Thanks to his supportive mother, he has now had seven consecutive No. 1 singles, sold-out tours, and a platinum-selling first album, all of which have helped him make a lot of money.
On March 4, 2020, when speaking with Pop Culture about his mother’s role in his musical career, the singer claimed that his mother encouraged him to learn to play guitar and pursue a career in music. All that was required was a mother’s prodding. He began creating songs and performing them in front of an audience, initially in his hometown and subsequently in front of audiences all around the world.
Luke credits his accomplishments to his devoted parents. And he’s pleased that he can financially assist his guardians in traveling to new locations and doing activities they’ve always wanted to do.