10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dierks Bentley And Cassidy Black’s Relationship
Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black are one of the cutest couple’s in country music! Dierks’ wife, Black, is generally very private and has stayed out of the public eye unlike her husband, but she makes an appearance on the red carpet a few times a year beside husband. Because she likes to remain out of his stardom, not much is known about their relationship! One of the things that makes these two just so adorable and loved by fans is their incredible love story. Dierks and Cassidy are celebrating their 11 year anniversary this month, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!
10. Childhood Sweethearts
Cassidy Black and Dierks Bentley grew up together in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2009, Bentley divulged details about how they started dating during an interview with Country Weekly and said that he had a crush on her in grade 8 when he was dating her best friend. Eventually Black and Bentley started dating on-and-off. “We met in eighth grade, back in Arizona. It’s a pretty crazy story of just going back and forth with the right time or the wrong time, or right place, wrong time, all that stuff,” he said.
9. Delayed Commitment
Bentley and Black have been dating since they were kids, so what took so long for them to tie the knot? They didn’t actually get married until he was about 30! The obvious answer is the fact that Bentley was busy chasing a career as a musician, touring around the country and spending his evenings playing in dive bars and clubs, which isn’t exactly good for a relationship. But according to Cassidy, he was simply “trouble” which is all it boils down to. “[I] wasn’t cool enough. I was way too immature and into drinking beer and guns and blowing things up,” said Bentley. He moved to Nashville when he was 19 and eventually she moved to San Francisco to work for an advertising firm — so they were quickly separated by distance. Apparently, he used to write her crazy love notes from afar and never gave up hope that they’d be together. “That’s why I married her! I was worried I’d get blackmailed with those letters!” he joked.