Why ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Prefers to Be ‘Understated’ About Her Faith

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond talks openly about her family and pets. She’s more than happy to give an update on what it’s like on the Drummond ranch. However, when the topic turns to faith, Drummond tends to be reserved. The Pioneer Woman once explained why she takes an “understated” approach to religion.

Ree Drummond and Ladd Drummond rely on faith to keep their relationship strong

Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond | Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Faith has always been a big part of Drummond’s life. She says faith is a central part of her relationship with her husband, Ladd (also known by his nickname, Marlboro Man). During an interview with People magazine, Drummond also said her religious beliefs inform the business decisions she and Ladd make.

“We’re Bible-reading folks, and we love that verse that says, ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,’ Drummond told People.

“We’re very mindful of storing up our treasures in heaven rather than on earth,” she adds. “We don’t want to bury them in the backyard and sit on them. It’s exciting to use whatever success we’ve achieved to do things that aren’t just about us.”

Ree Drummond prefers to be ‘understated’ about her faith

Ree Drummond at The Pioneer Woman Magazine Celebration in 2017
Ree Drummond attends The Pioneer Woman Magazine Celebration in 2017 | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Although Drummond has mentioned her faith, she prefers no to be overly vocal about it. She says she grew up Episcopalian, so her tendency is to refrain from big displays when it comes to her beliefs.

In a blog post about Alex Drummond’s wedding, the Food Network cook shared that she had reservations when Alex and Mauricio wanted to include a cross at the ceremony. She says the addition of the cross turned out to be beautiful, but she wasn’t sure about it at first.

“While I understood the heart behind what they were wanting, I was a little worried that a big cross on the ranch would seem…I don’t know, a little much,” says Ree. However, she says she was wrong about her reservations. She admitted that when she first saw the cross on the ranch, she was awestruck. “It took my breath away,” says Ree.

Ree Drummond often becomes emotional in church

In a recent Instagram post, Drummond shared how she often gets emotional whenever she goes to church. Even before the service starts, she says her tears begin flowing. Attending service reminds her of her Christian upbringing and the good memories she has had over the years.

During a recent Colorado trip, Drummond attended Vail Interfaith Church. She told her readers she hadn’t attended services at the church since December 2019. Returning after such a long absence was overwhelming for The Accidental Country Girl.

“As I walked into the sanctuary this morning, I could feel the inevitable lump start to form in my throat, then my nose started stinging,” writes Drummond. “I’ve written before about my curious tendency to shed (quiet) tears anytime I’m inside this place—sometimes one or two, sometimes more—but usually I wait until the service actually begins to let ‘em fly. I guess I’ve been extra hungry for this place.”

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