Florida Georgia Line Speaks Out — Why Tyler Hubbard Stopped Following Brian Kelley on Instagram
Florida Georgia Line are finally explaining what happened a few weeks back on Instagram.
Fans took notice when Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley stopped following Brian Kelley and his wife Brittney on Instagram. Many speculated it was over their differing political views, as Hubbard supported President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, while Kelley was vocal about supporting President Donald Trump.
The duo, who are following each other once again, opened up about the unfollows and their friendship on SiriusXM’s “Exit 209 with Storme Warren” show.
Tyler explained, "Somebody sent me an article two days ago that me and BK were breaking up and I thought, 'Well, that's news to me.' I unfollowed BK for a few days while we were... in the middle of this election and everything going on.”
He revealed he did give Brian a heads-up, saying, “I even called him and told him. I said, 'Hey, buddy, I love you. And I love you a lot more in real life than on your Stories right now. So that's why I'm unfollowing you. Nothing personal. I still love you. You're still my brother.' I just didn't want to see it every time I opened Instagram. And so it wasn't a big deal."
Hubbard went on, "We're on great terms. We're feeling stronger than ever. We're loving and supporting each other through even all the chapters that we're in now and excited for the future. But thought it was pretty humorous and entertaining that somebody took the time to notice that in the first place and then turn it into a story that FGL is breaking up. That being said, we can't wait to go on tour next year together."
Kelley interjected, "We were literally on a call yesterday, just shoring up the last details of our record and working on getting some touring cities out here soon and a couple of announcements, but that came through in the middle of our team call and we're just like, 'Well, that's interesting. We are on a phone call together right now talking about the future.' So, pretty interesting."
Hubbard teased, "I might unfollow BK again tomorrow just to keep the media talking about it," and Kelley added, "We are going to go full WWE on this thing."
Hubbard continued, "As it relates to politics, we might have different views or [a] different set of opinions or the way we perceive our leaders, but ultimately, we're a lot alike and we think a lot alike. We both believe in God and we both put our faith in Him and we know that He's in control over Donald Trump or Joe Biden. So we're voting Jesus and our world and trusting that He's in control and letting our risks come there."
The FGL duo say they have worked hard on their friendship, and that it hasn’t always been easy. Tyler said, "We have been in a 10-year relationship, a 10-year partnership, a 10-year commitment to each other. And yes, there have been hard times. It's not all sugar-coated.”
He went on to reveal, "And so the truth is — and I think this is important to talk about — me and BK have done work. We've [gone] to therapy, we've sat with each other and wanted to kill each other at times. But by the end of it, we were hugging it out. You know what I mean? Because we're brothers and that's what brothers do. And brothers don't always get along.”
"We've had moments where we want to kill each other, but a lot of it's out of love. We put that first and foremost and we know the importance of our relationship and how much love we have for each other. Over the years, we've worked to become stronger and stronger and stronger, and that's even through the hard times, it's made us stronger as friends and brothers and partners. So, we're really thankful for it.”
The friends have a fifth album in the works, and are set to go on tour in May 2021.