‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Sweet Message to Husband Ladd Shows Off Their Rock-Solid Relationship

Ree Drummond might be the star of Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman — and arguably one of today’s most well-known celebrity chefs — but she’s always put her family first. Drummond and her husband, Ladd Drummond, have raised four kids and took in a foster son several years ago. Through the trials and triumphs of fame and family, Drummond and her husband have always made their marriage work. And her sweet message to Ladd makes it clear the two have a rock-solid relationship.

'The Pioneer Woman' star Ree Drummond with her husband, Ladd, in 2017
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond with her husband, Ladd, in 2017 | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Ree Drummond and her husband Ladd have a sweet love story

When Drummond was younger, she wasn’t planning to settle down and live on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Drummond, who was born and raised in Oklahoma, always dreamt of something bigger than her flyover state. She’d gone to college out in California, and after graduation, she had plans to attend law school in Chicago. But along came Ladd, and everything changed.

Drummond and Ladd met at a bar one night in Oklahoma, and the two hit it off. It took the rancher four months to call his future wife, but Drummond was thrilled when the phone finally rang. From there, the two were inseparable, and Drummond put her law school plans on hold to pursue a relationship with him. Things never slowed down, and the couple wed in 1996. Drummond traded in her big city dreams for a life on the farm, and while she has admitted that it took some getting used to, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Ree Drummond’s Father’s Day message shows the couple’s strong bond

Still today, despite all the fame and raising plenty of kids, Drummond and her husband have as strong a bond as ever. Drummond often posts photos with her husband, where she talks about the fun pranks they play on one another; the two are always laughing and smiling together.

On Father’s Day, Drummond once again showed affection toward her husband of 25 years with a sweet Instagram message. Drummond posted a photo slideshow and captioned each image of her husband and some of their kids.

“Just a handful of fatherhood moments for my fella this year … And what a year it’s been, Drummond wrote. “Happy Father’s Day, Ladd. So glad you’re here, alive, whole … And all that good stuff.” Drummond finished the post with a heart emoji.

Fans adored Drummond’s caption, with many wishing Ladd a happy Father’s Day. Some wrote that Ladd is “one of the good ones” and that Drummond has a “beautiful family.”

Ree and Ladd Drummond have remained family oriented through all of her fame

The Drummond couple has been through plenty of different changes over the years. They’ve welcomed four kids, took in a foster son whom they love as their own, and have seen Drummond rise to fame as one of Food Network’s most popular celebrity chefs.

As a result of Drummond’s career, she and Ladd have opened a restaurant, hotel, and home goods store in the family’s hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Plus, Drummond has traveled around the country for cookbook tours, and Ladd has supported her all the way.