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When Jake Owen and his brand new bride Lacey Buchanan walked the purple carpet last week before the CMT Music Awards, I had a chance to ask her what it was like being married so far. “I love it,” she told me. “It’s just better. Because when you think about when you were younger, and about how you’d hang out with the guy you liked, then you’d have to go home. Now I get to go home with Jake. And it’s like a sleepover every night.” Granted, they’d only been married a month when she told me that, but it’s just so intoxicating to see newlywed bliss right there in front of you. Owen added that his parents, who have been married 30 years, are loving that they get to watch the new couple make a home and a life together.