Elle King just released her debut country album Come Get Your Wife, last month (1/27), and she sat down with People magazine to talk about how happy her life is living in Nashville with her partner and toddler Lucky.
“I’m a mother. That’s all I ever wanted to be,” she told the publication. She also touched on the heartbreak of suffering a miscarriage. “That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, but I’m stronger from it. I wasn’t supposed to have children with anyone other than Daniel. I look at him like, ‘Thank God, you did it; you had a baby with a good guy.'”
Elle met Daniel Tooker, who is a tattoo artist, at his Boston tattoo shop. She says, “There was this electric thing that I’ve never felt before. We hung out, laughed, then he tattooed me. I posted a picture and said, ‘Getting tattooed by my next ex-husband.’ We’ve been in love ever since.”
Even though she just recently moved to Nashville, she is already a part of the community. King is friends with Miranda Lambert, who told People, “I love that she is comfortable in her skin and in her art. She is so honest about who she is. She just gives it all she has every time, no matter what.” Miranda added, “Because she is honest, and that’s what country music is. Stories about the truth, good, bad, and ugly — and Elle tells those stories in such a beautiful way … I love her to death.”
During the summer, King said at the number one party in Nashville for the song (“Drunk and I Don’t Wanna Go Home”), “Sometimes things have a journey of their own. And I never knew that what it was waiting for was Miranda Lambert. And I’m so grateful, and I’m so honored. Thank you so much for singing on this song. It’s crazy. And it’s like it’s a light, fun song.”
She added, “But for everything that we have been through as a planet, as a galaxy in the last couple of years, what we need is a frickin anthem about not wanting to be stuck inside. And the fact that we get to be on stage and sing this song and celebrate it with everybody is a beautiful moment because we all get to be together again, and then it’s so special.”