Luke Bryan clarified that he is NOT the father of Maren Morris’ child.
In an article published (and since corrected) by The Sun on April 23, they mistakenly identified Bryan as the husband of Maren Morris and the father of her and Ryan Hurd’s 1-year-old son, Hayes Andrew Hurd. And on Tuesday (May 4) during Bryan’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, he clarified the rumors and told the story of how he found out about the error that the outlet shared.
The reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year explained that his mother LeClaire called him after reading about the rumor in an online gossip blog.
“So, I’m having coffee and my Mother [LeClaire] calls me and she goes ‘I’m sitting here reading some gossip thing.’ Which I don’t know how she subscribes to an online gossip thing anyway. She goes ‘It says you fathered Maren Morris’ child’ and I’m like oh my gosh, I do not need this today.”
After his mom called him and told him what was said in the article, Bryan contacted the Morris’ actual husband and father to their son Hayes, Ryan Hurd. The country superstar told him that they needed to talk. The “Waves” singer also clarified with Degeneres that he is definitely not the dad and that they can even call Maury to confirm that with a paternity test.
“So, my current single that’s out now ‘Waves’ was written by Maren’s husband Ryan Hurd,” Bryan explained. “And I shared it from my Mother straight to Ryan and I said ‘Buddy, I think we need to talk.’ You know, I’m not, I am not the father, we can call Maury Povich in or however you want to go about it.”
“We have the test here, we are going to give it backstage,” Degeneres jokingly replied to Bryan as hysterically laughed.
You can watch the full video of Bryan clarifying the rumors below.
Later in the show, Bryan performed the title track to his latest album, “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” which you can watch below.
Additionally, Bryan is set to debut a documentary-style five-part, miniseries dubbed Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary. The mini-series will include original home videos, interviews and other personal footage documenting Bryan’s life. Bryan and his manager Kerri Edwards will serve as executive producers, while Michael Monaco will direct the film that will air in Summer 2021.
In addition to his upcoming documentary, the country superstar is set to kick off his Proud to be Right Here Tour on July 8, 2021 in Syracuse, New York with special guests Dylan Scott, Caylee Hammack, Runaway June and DJ Rock.