A bizarre (and since corrected) error in an April 23 article published by The Sun identified Luke Bryan, of all people, as the husband of Maren Morris and the father of her 1-year-old son, Hayes Andrew.
Surely, it was a careless mistake and not an attempt to start a rumor about the ACM Awards' Female Artist of the Year and Bryan, its Entertainer of the Year.
"Earlier this month the hot mama, who gave birth to her first child with husband Luke Bryan in March 2020, shared a thoughtful post about her post-baby body," read a prior version of the article in question.
Morris and Bryan are, as Barbara Mandrell sang, "Married, But Not to Each Other," and it's not like their spouses are unknowns. Hayes' dad, Ryan Hurd, is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. Caroline Bryan's one of several social media stars in her husband's family, and at the very least, fans should know her from the Jockey underwear commercial in which she "'bout took [Luke's] eye out with that dental floss."
Morris took a screenshot of the article and turned it into an Instagram story that reads like an inside joke about those of us in the media sometimes flubbing things in ridiculous, new ways.
"I guess the cat's outta the bag @lukebryan," she wrote.
Hurd added his own quip: "Damn you @LukeBryan I demand a paternity test."
Other big winners from the 2021 ACM Awards include Morris' Song of the Year victory for "The Bones" (shared with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz), Chris Stapleton's Album of the Year honor for Starting Over, Thomas Rhett's Male Artist of the Year nod and Carly Pearce and Lee Brice's Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year prizes for their duet "I Hope You're Happy Now."
The ACM Awards aired on April 18 on CBS. They were hosted in Nashville for a second year in a row due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions.