Larry the Cable Guy and family at home

03/08/2008 at 07:22 PM ET

Larrythecableguy0019_cbb_3Dan Whitney, akaLarry the Cable Guy, 45, and his wife Cara, 31, along with daughter Reagan, 4 months, and son Wyatt, 19 months, appeared in a recent issue of People magazine, discussing their marriage and their two little ones.

Click below for the photos and interview highlights.


Born in Nebraska, Larry ended up meeting his female counterpart — a cattle farmer’s daughter from Wisconsin — in Las Vegas. At the time, Cara was working as a radio DJ in the city, and the pair hit it off. In 2005, they married in a Nebraska field — Larry in a cut-off sweatshirt, and Cara in a camo tank top and shorts.

Our whole wedding cost 180 bucks. Afterward, we re-heated lasagna for everyone and set off fireworks. [Cara]’s a bonafide, grade-A cowgirl. And she’s funnier than I am!

However, don’t think that she can’t uphold the law with the kids if need be. Cara laughs,

I have to be the hammer because he’s Mr. Washcloth Softie!


It’s not all bad though. Cara says she frequently receives hand-written love notes, and after the birth of Reagan last fall, she was surprised with a five-carat platinum-and-diamond mother’s ring in the hospital after the delivery. Larry is also often the first one up with his daughter.

At 6 in the morning when the baby’s crying, he gets up with her. That’s the best.


The comedian says that although he is busy, with both comedy tours and movies, he’s grateful that his career allows him the schedule that it does.

We’re homebodies. I’ve gotten to see my kids’ first steps, first smiles, first words. Every day is a weekend.


As for the kids, Wyatt is a handful already, while Larry has hometown dreams for Reagan.

We’re gonna have a lot of principal’s appointments with that kid. [laughs] He just learned how to play the harmonica. He’s a goofball. Wyatt has a good sense of humor — that kid likes to laugh. And he loves throwing the ball. He’s got an arm on him!

Reagan is named after our favorite President. I’d wanted a girl, and now we got one of each, which is perfect. Reagan will probably cheer for the [Nebraska] Huskers. And I’m grooming Wyatt to be the High-Definition Satellite Guy!


Source: People, March 10th issue, p. 147-150.

Photos by Peter Yang.

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amanda on

I love this family, they are so down to earth.

lb on

wow, could Reagan be any cuter?!? seriously!!

Wyatt’s cute, too! I love this family! 😀

Heather on

I happened to be in Spooner, WI, in December ’07 at a laundromat when a woman came up to me and asked if I knew who Larry the Cable Guy was. She proceeded to tell me she was Cara’s aunt and showed off a handful of personal photos of the couple and their kids.
They look soooo in love and happy and these pics just cement that for me 😀

jessie on

awww…cute family. they actually look down to earth…love how they were married..priceless!!

Loralie on

Aww–so cute!

Gary on

I have to agree. They are a real nice family. I met Larry and family when they were in town filming Witless Protection. Here is a clip of them during a short break.

Kevin on

Your family pictures are adorable. Who would of thought “Larry the Cable Guy” settle down
and have the life he does. Looks like you are a wonderful Farter(father) and a wonderful huban(husband)…lol We love your stand up comedies and movies. We would love to see you, if you ever come to St. Louis MO. If you do come to St. Louis could you please send 3 tickets to us? Email us back… I would appreciate it if you do!….GIT R DONE!!!

Thanks a million and enjoy your beautiful family!

P.S. If you can, send a Sign Picture? Please send to: Mr. & Mrs. Hinkle
905 Lee Dr.
Lunifarm, MO. lol (Farmington, MO)

Sincerely, The Hinkles Thanks again….

cassidy on

they are so cuit!!!! congrats

Jacee on

Aweeeee I love Larry!!!

Mary Kadlec on

Larry, we sure enjoy watching you on the History channel on Wed. nights. We need 2 nights of you! You r so funny. You do keep us laughing! Mary & Jim Kadlec

Chris Steele on

Dan, you, Cara and the kids look sooo happy together. Great job my friend! Tell Tom and Deb that Marcia and I miss them at Metromail in Seward, even though they closed it down. Have a great and wonderful marriage Dan and Cara!!!!