How ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond and Ladd Drummond Spend Date Night

“The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond and her husband, Ladd Drummond, have been married since 1996, but that doesn’t stop them from keeping their love alive. In the winter issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, Drummond shares with her readers how she and Ladd rekindle the romance. Here’s what she had to say about spending quality time with her “Marlboro Man.”

Ree and Ladd Drummond had a rough start early in their marriage

Ree and Ladd Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree and Ladd Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

In an interview with People magazine, Ladd spoke about their early years together and the tough times they overcame. They experienced financial difficulty and were learning how to adjust to marriage. Ladd’s business went through a setback during the Mad Cow disease scare and the value of his land declined in the ’90s, reports People.

Ladd told People things were so strained they had to forego vacations for six years. “The first 10 years of our marriage weren’t the easiest things in the world. We had financial struggles; we had everything that every couple goes through in the early years. The first six years that Ree and I were married we didn’t take a single vacation, and she never complained once,” he said.

The sweet reason Ladd Drummond loves working on the ranch

Ree Drummond and family |  Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree Drummond and family | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

The host of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen asked Ladd how he felt about having the entire family on the ranch and being able to see his kids and work with Ree each day. Ladd responded by saying that being with family is what he enjoys most about working on the ranch:

We truly are blessed. Getting to work with the kids and having Ree around and we’re all on the ranch together. It’s truly just a blessing. That’s what really makes it the most fun about everything, is being able to work with everyone. I work with my brother, my dad. Like a lot of ranching operations, we have a lot of family involved, and that’s probably really the best part about it.

How Ree and Ladd Drummond spend date night

In the winter issue of “The Pioneer Woman,” a reader asked the Food Network star what she and Ladd do on their date nights. She said that she and Ladd usually go out to see a movie. “We love to watch movies together. But because the closest theater is about 50 minutes from our house, we usually only go out to see epic ones, like ‘Aquaman’ or something from Marvel. Ladd and I will split a popcorn and a regular Coke—it’s the one time I drink it! (Yes, he loves Dr Pepper, but only in a can!)”

Ree Drummond tries to follow this marriage tip

Ree and Ladd work hard to keep their marriage strong. Ree says one marriage tip she tries to stick to is refraining from going to bed angry. Here’s what she told Parade magazine:

Ladd and I try not to go to bed with a disagreement still pending. I always make a joke that if our feet touch before we go to sleep, then everything’s fine. We have the same primary love language, which is quality time, and we do our best to have that time as much as we can at the end of the day. We try not to let that fall by the wayside because we do our best when we’re together.

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