Country Star John Osborne Calls Time With Kids His ‘Favorite Thing’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Country star John Osborne is opening up about the joys of fatherhood after welcoming twins this past spring.
“It changed me immensely,” he said of the birth of Maybelle and Arthur, adding that watching them is his “favorite thing to do in the world.”
“One of the most difficult things to do, for anybody, is to stay present, in the moment, in your skin…Especially with all the distractions we have,” Osborne explained. “But when I’m hanging out with those kids, I don’t even know where my phone is. I’m just staring at them, trying my best to make them laugh and when I make them laugh, it’s like the world’s greatest dopamine hit.”
Adding to the joy of being a parent is the fact that Osborne and wife Lucie Silvas struggled for years to conceive.
“It is such an amazing thing to be in this position to be growing two babies,” Silvas said before the twins’ birth. “When you think that you may never have the chance to have children and then suddenly you’re going to have two, it’s amazing.”
Silvas recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the twins, writing, “Never would I have imagined I would be their mum. This is 46 and life keeps surprising me. Very grateful.”
In addition to learning the ropes of parenting, Osborne and his brother TJ, who make up the band Brothers Osborne, are also releasing new music.
“John and I have really shared so much of our personal lives since the release of “Skeletons,” and I guess we didn’t realize when we created that there was some sort of barriers there that maybe we didn’t realize and certainly didn’t want there,” TJ said of the group’s last album, released in 2020.
He said the new album, titled “Brothers Osborne,” “was the first time we were able to create without any barriers, and it just made the process a lot more fun. We got to explore a lot more musically in the studio, and we felt like for the first time completely 100% us.”
“I think, I hope, but I feel that the record reflects that,” he continued. “We thought, usually people do that on their first record, but we thought this is a new beginning for us, so between the change of the producer and a lot of the musicians and stuff, so we just thought this was kind of a fresh thought. So we kind of thought we’re gonna lean in more than we have previously and this us — Brothers Osborne.”