Tyler Hubbard Opens Up About How He Leans On Thomas Rhett As More Than Just A Friend 

Posted: 6:08 am Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

By Staff Writer

Thomas Rhett opened up not too long ago about how Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line is someone that he has major respect for, not only because they are both first-time dads, but because they are both rocking it while successfully filling up the Country Billboard Charts. Recently, Tyler Hubbard has opened up and said that the respect he has for Thomas Rhett, who is a dad to Willa Gray, two years old, and Ada James, born in August.

“I think it’s awesome and it’s important and I think it’s good to surround yourself with people that can relate to you on different levels of life,” says Hubbard, who along with his wife, Hayley, is proud dad to four-month-old Olivia Rose. “Honestly that’s nice of TR to say because I can’t quite relate to him – he has two babies and a career. So he and Lauren [Akins] have their hands full and [I have] a lot of respect for them, but it’s awesome to have somebody to call and talk to when you think it’s impossible or got a question or don’t understand how the breast pump’s working or something like that.”

Both of these dads have been on the road a lot and putting out new music, but if you follow them on social media, you’ll notice that their wives and kids are often out with them on the road.

“It’s nice to have those friends, but also somebody go walk through the park and stroll with – me and TR are going to go do some park strollin’ for sure,” quips Hubbard.

Earlier we said that Thomas Rhett opened up about the respect and friendship he had for Tyler Hubbard as a dad, and this is what he said that started this schmooze fest…

“Tyler Hubbard is one of my best friends in the world and so we relate on a level that I don’t relate with some people that don’t have children,” Rhett says. “It’s funny, when you do have kids, all of the sudden things that you talk about like sleep don’t make sense to people that don’t have children. We both lived the same life and now we’re living the same life except for we have two and they have one, which is way harder, by the way.”

Rhett adds that the two men talk about things that they probably wouldn’t have dreamed of talking about a few years ago.

“It’s been really cool to kinda just talk with Tyler and share like ‘Are you sleeping on the road? Are you sleeping at home? Does it kill you when you have to leave Liv?’ Or me leaving Willa Gray and Ada,” Rhett adds. “It’s cool because we both experienced those same freedoms and now we’re kinda, we’re in this place where we love having children but we’re both kind of getting used to the fact of what our new life is now. So it’s really nice to have a buddy that also does music for a living as well.”

Big Machine Label Group Celebrates The 49th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville - Arrivals

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Musician Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Brittney Marie Cole, Hayley Stommel, Lauren Gregory, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, and Musician Thomas Rhett attend as Big Machine Label Group celebrates The 49th Annual CMA Awards at Rosewall on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BMLG)