Ree Drummond’s daughter, Alex, got married on May first on Ree’s Oklahoma compound. It was an outdoor wedding and the crowded maskless reception was held in a tent. Hecate has been covering Ree lately (she’s away for a few days this week!) and she mentioned that Ladd, Ree’s husband, had been kicked in the head by a cow about a week before the wedding. What’s more is that Ladd was already in a neck brace before that from a car accident on the way to fight a fire. So he’s been through it lately. He’s 52 and is still living dangerously. According to OK! Magazine, Ree can’t talk sense into Ladd about taking it easy and being more careful. What’s more is that he’s said to resent the fact that she’s the one making most of the money.
The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and her husband, Ladd, make frontier life look fabulous. But an insider says that privately, the cowboy’s bullheadedness is getting on his wife’s nerves! After Ladd, 52, fractured his neck in a car accident last March – and got kicked in the head by a cow! – on the couple’s Pawhhuska, OK, ranch, Ree, 52 “figured he would slow down, but he still thinks he can herd cattle and wrangle horses,” says the insider. “She finds it reckless.” Meanwhile, Ladd, who had to wear a neck brace to the recent wedding of their daughter Alex, 23, “resents” that [Ree] – who reportedly earns as much as $25 million a year – “is the breadwinner, so he’s always trying to prove himself,” the insider spills. “Ree thinks Ladd should leave the brunt of the hard work to the younger guys, but whenever she tries to talk sense into him, he just grunts and ignores her.”
[From OK! Magazine, print edition, June 21, 2021]
This is OK! Magazine, but these are minor celebrities so it’s possible they have a source. Plus it’s common sense. Whatever Ladd is doing it doesn’t seem safe just judging by all the accidents he’s had lately. The last time we reported on her, Ree had lost weight ahead of her daughter’s wedding. Many people lose weight before weddings, including mothers of the bride. Many people also lose weight when they’re having relationship issues. I’m just saying! I don’t think it’s happening, but if it’s true that Ladd doesn’t like the fact that Ree makes more money than he does that points to big problems in their marriage.