Lainey Wilson + New Boyfriend Make Their Red Carpet Debut
Lainey Wilson has a new man, and last night ( 5/11) at the ACM Awards in Texas, she made it official by walking the red carpet with him, arm in arm. The new man is former Pittsburgh Steelers football player Devlin Hodges.
Lainey and her whole band wore Hodges’ Pittsburgh jersey when she performed with Luke Combs in late April. Hodges responded to a tweet from a fan that posted about Wilson sporting the jersey. He wrote, “No freaking way.. !! Wow!”
Devlin then responded to another fan and tagged Wilson via Twitter, asking her to holla at him. He wrote, “Did she really?!?! Y’all are lying !!!! @laineywilson holla at me !!!” She replied, “This is me hollering.” He responded to her writing, “OH.MY.GOD, hello.”
Hodges is a college football star that was signed to and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in May 2019. He was promoted to the active roster in September 2019 following an injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After playing briefly for the Los Angeles Rams and the Ottawa Redblacks (a professional Canadian football team), he retired from football in April of 2022.
Backstage after her multiple ACM wins last night, when asked how she would celebrate, she said she would celebrate with her family. She added, “And my man. I can’t believe I just said that.”
Wilson won four ACM Awards at last night’s show, including “Visual Media of the Year with HARDY for “Wait in The Truck,” Female Artist, Album of the Year for Bell Bottom Country, and Musical Event with HARDY for “Wait in The Truck.”
When she won the coveted Female Artist of the Year honor and was given the trophy by Dolly Parton, Lainey said in part, “I can’t believe I just met Dolly Parton first of all, whoa! I want to say thank you to my father, thank you, Jesus, for this; this is absolutely insane.”