From an outsider’s perspective, everything seems to be coming up roses for Luke Bryan. Within just a decade, he’s built up an incredible career as one of America’s top country artists. But in a candid interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Luke opened up about losing both his siblings and the tragedy that coincided with his success.
In 1996, Luke lost his 26-year-old brother Chris in a car accident. Then in 2007, his sister Kelly died suddenly from unknown causes. Her death was followed by husband Ben Lee Cheshire’s unexpected death in 2014, which left their three children without parents.
Luke and wife Caroline immediately took the children in without hesitation.
The couple’s two young sons, Bo and Tate, were joined by older cousins Kris and Jordan — both girls are now college-aged — and 15-year-old Til. Luke told Roberts that raising a teen is harder than he expected.
In a 2015 interview with People.com, the singer said that his main focus is on helping his nieces and nephews with whatever they need after such a traumatic life event.
Let this serve as a reminder to hug our loved ones a little tighter, and be appreciative for every day.