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Watching Ree Drummond’s children grow up was as much a part of her hit Food Network series The Pioneer Woman as it was her delicious recipes, but there’s one member of the family we haven’t been introduced to – yet!
In her upcoming book of essays, Frontier Follies, People reports the culinary star reveals she has a foster son who has been living with the family on the ranch for the past year and a half.
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My new book is out November 17…less than two weeks! I’m not able to take a regular book tour this year, but I’m so excited to invite you to a virtual book tour stop at The Lodge! 🤠 Join me for a night celebrating FRONTIER FOLLIES! We’re planning lots of fun stuff for the event, including a special chat with my friend, fellow author, and all-around wonder woman @jenhatmaker ! I’ll tell a funny/embarrassing story or two from the book, and my family will be stopping by to say hi too (Ladd and I might do a quick Q&A, the girls might ask me some rapid fire questions. Jesus take the wheel on that one. 😂) I promise a crazy-fun time. Details! •Tuesday, November 17th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT •Each ticket includes a copy of FRONTER FOLLIES and entry to the event on TWO devices (you can “bring” one friend by sending them your link!) •For more info and to purchase tickets go to unisonevents.com/ree/ The books for this event are provided by wonderful independent bookstores around the country, including Blue Willow Bookshop, Books & Greetings, Brace Books & More, Brookline Booksmith, Changing Hands Bookstore, The King’s English, Quail Ridge Books, Rainy Day Books, University Bookstore, and Watermark Books & Café. I’ve been to so many of these stores on my past book tours and I’m so happy to partner with them again! If you live in their area, pay them a visit whenever you can. Tap to find out more about them! See you at The Lodge, friends! ❤️
“I haven’t written or spoken publicly about him much, because for one thing, the state agency that handles fostering has strict rules against posting about foster children on social media, which I get,” Ree writes. “Also, I’ve never wanted to subject Jamar to more attention than he wanted or needed before he had a chance to settle in and get his bearings in our home.”
According to People, now Jamar is eighteen the state rules no longer apply, which is a good thing as Ree revealed her foster son is “tired of feeling like we’re trying to hide him from the world.”
People reports fostering wasn’t something Ree and her husband Ladd had considered until meeting Lamar during a high school football practice in their hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
“Jamar’s circumstances presented themselves to us in a way we couldn’t ignore,” Ree writes in Frontier Follies.
“I’m proud of the kid, and I can’t wait to see where life takes him,” Ree shared of her foster son. “I’ll be in the stands cheering him on.”