Tanya Tucker Once Said Kevin Costner Was The Only Man She’d Ever Marry
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Tanya Tucker Has Never Married
Over the course of her life, Tanya Tucker has been in relationships with some of country music’s greatest stars, including Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Although she’s dated many other famous men, Tucker has never married.
Tucker once sat down for a conversation with The Big Interview in 2016 to talk about her life. The topic turned to focus on Tucker’s romantic history and why she’s never been married:
“I’ve always been afraid of getting married because so many people divorced. And I thought, I wanted to have children and I wanted to have the picket fence, but it just didn’t work out for me.“
Even though Tucker knew that she would never get married, she still wanted to be a mother. She now has three children, a son and daughter with Hollywood actor Ben Reed and a daughter with Nashville songwriter, performer, and producer Jerry Laseter.
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“I wanted my children,” Tucker said, with tears in her eyes. “They were all planned and prayed for. I’ve got three of the best kids in the world.”
Who Is The One Man Tanya Said She Would Marry?
Despite her hesitations about marriage, Tucker said there was one man that she’d marry, and her confession may surprise you.
“There is one man I might marry,” she said. “One, I think in all of the world. Probably Kevin Costner…I just think he’s such a doll.“
Costner is a highly successful actor, director, and musician, known best for his roles in films such as The Untouchables, JFK, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
At the time of Tucker’s interview, Costner was married to Christine Baumgartner, and had been since 2004. Baumgartner filed for divorce from the actor in 2023.
Tucker has since found love with someone else. She’s been dating fellow musician Craig Dillingham for several years now. She told PEOPLE in 2020, “If it ain’t him. I’m done.”
Tanya Hopes To Collaborate With Costner One Day
Tucker still admires Costner as a person. During her Big Interview, she laughed as she recalled a time when her and Costner sang a song together at a party. She’s hopeful that Costner will sing a duet with her on an upcoming album, but she has some other ideas for collaborations as well.
“My bucket list would be to do a film with him,” she said.
You can watch Tucker speak more about her relationship history and Costner in the video below.
What do you think of what Tucker had to say? Were you expecting Costner to be her dream guy?