Ryan Upchurch married his second fiancée, but are they still together?
Rapper Ryan Upchurch, best known for hit country songs such as Holler Boys and Outlaw, married his best friend and lover, Taylor Eileen Smith. He even became a dad to his step-daughter.
However, there are rumors that the singer has parted ways with his wife. Get acquainted with the whole story!
Ryan Upchurch Married Taylor Eileen Smith
Upchurch started dating Taylor Eileen Smith circa 2020. At the time, she had already given birth to her baby daughter Raelynn Ann (Rae).
However, her motherhood didn't bring complexities to the duo's dating relationship. Instead, Upchurch started spending time with the four-year-old as a dad figure.
Taking the relationship to the next level, the Nashville native finally proposed to his partner. They got engaged on July 10, 2020. On the same day of engagement, the rapper shared an intimate picture with Smith on Instagram. He held her hands while she flaunted a big and shiny engagement ring.
After the engagement, on August 4, 2020, Upchurch shared a heartwarming note for his fiancée through a now-deleted Instagram post. He thanked her for letting him be himself.
Simply, thank you for letting me be exactly who I am & not trying to make me something I’m not. You make me feel normal in a world where I don’t feel normal most the time. Thank you for everything you do for me day in and day out. You really are my best friend & im thankful that im about to marry you & be happy for the rest of my life...I love you with all my heart
Then, the couple tied the wedding knots on September 18, 2020.
Are Ryan Upchurch and Wife Still Together?
The Mud To Gold singer and his wife Taylor Eileen Smith started going low-key about their relationship after the wedding. So much so, both of them deleted the pictures they previously posted for one another.
Moreover, the country singer stopped following his wife on Instagram. He started talking, posting, and promoting his new songs and album only.
There were also no special uploads on Valentine's day from the duo. Instead, he posted the picture with his male friends while his wife uploaded her new hair color on the day.
To make things more confusing, Taylor posted a video of her daughter and, in the caption, she asked her fans not to question her relationship with Upchurch. She wrote:
Please don’t ask if Ryan and I are still together. This post is about my child.
While all the evidence hinted that the duo could have separated, one post from Taylor's best friend, Haylee Dickerson's Instagram, indicated otherwise. On January 2021, she uploaded a picture with Taylor and revealed that Ryan Upchurch photographed the photo.
Two posts in one day because why not. Shoutout to @ryanupchurch for being our photographer
Now, there are possibilities that the duo might not have split. However, nothing can be said with surety unless the Outlaw singer or his wife talks about it.
Was Previously Engaged to Brianna Vanvleet
Upchurch and Brianna Vanvleet were in a relationship circa 2015. They got engaged, and he even dedicated a heartfelt message for his fiancée through his now-deleted Facebook post.
Addressing that he got occupied with work, Upchurch vocalized that his business may negatively impact his partner. Then, he said that she was the first thing that came to his mind every day, although it may not seem so due to the hectic schedule.
I know sometimes you think I don't care, But I am only working hard for the little Upchurch's we will have one day.
Then in a tweet in 2016, he expressed his desire to marry Brianna and have "little brown Upchurch babies running around with fake tattoos all over."
Brianna Vanvleet I can't wait to marry you and have little brown Upchurch babies running around with fake tattoos all over them ó¾Œ´ó¾Œ´ó¾Œ´ — Ryan Upchurch (@UpchurchRHEC) June 9, 2016
However, the desire never came to fruition as the pair ended their engagement and plans of getting married.