Riley Gaines husband Louis Barker is an owner of LCB Pools. Riley and Louis Barker got married in 29 May 2022.

Barker is a project manager at Chandler and Son. He joined the firm in November 2021. Besides, he is the owner of LCB Pools.

The former UK athlete was a co-founder of The Pool House till February 2022. It is a swimming pool and landscaping design and construction company based in Nashville.

The project manager is the son of Aidan and Julie Barker. He grew up in Crawley, England, with his brother Marcus.

Speaking about his institutional qualifications, he completed his high school at Millfield School with a major in management.

The athlete spouse joined the University of Kentucky in 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2022.

Married Life

Riley Gaines and Louis Barker married in May 2022. The couple tied the knot after two months of engagement.

The Barker pair started courting in early 2019 after a year of knowing each other. On February 3, 2019, the swimmer made an Instagram post with her boyfriend.

Riley flexing her engagement ring and her man
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The athlete showered her social media wall with snapshots from their vacation in London, Brighton, Skiathos, New York, Nashville, and Lexington. After dating for over three years, Barker proposed to his girl in February 2022.

She flexed photos of her man keeling down with a ring after two months after the surprise day. Alongside was a caption, "I hit the jackpot with this guy and I can't wait to be Riley Barker."

Riley Tied The Knot With Her College Sweetheart

Riley and her love met for the first time in college in 2018. Gaines enrolled at the University of Kentucky after completing her high school studies at Station Camp High School.

She majored in health sciences. She got a spot on the university's Kentucky Women's Swim Team.

Her love of life joined the university to study business administration and management. Another common thing about the couple is their passion for sports.

Riley and Louis at Lexington Airport and she wrote,
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During her freshman year, Gaines won a bronze in the 800 free relays at the SEC championships. She even won the Freshman Award at the end of the year. By the end of college life, she had won multiple races with numerous golf and bronze medals.

Likewise, her college sweetheart swam in three events at the SEC Championships in his freshman year. The following year, he did his best in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 200 freestyle at the Ohio State Winter Invite.

The following year of their first meeting, the lovebirds started courting. In 2019, the swimmer began flaunting her guy on her social media accounts.

Wedding Ceremony

Riley Gaines wedding took place on 29 May 2022. Gaines took the vows with her college sweetheart Louis.

The bride looked stunning in a snowy-colored beaded halter bodycon mini dress. The dress is also available at the Lulus which costs around $88. With that, she completed her bridal look with the same color heel and a veil.

The groom kept his simple yet dapper look with a chalky shirt, navy blue pants, and a brown leather belt. They invited their close family for blessings. McKenzie Gregory Photography was assigned to capture their moments.

The Barker couple walked down the aisle on May 29, 2022
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The newlyweds celebrated their function with a glass of champagne and cutting a giant cake. Her followers learned about her marriage after she posted lovey-dovey pictures from their big day on her social media account.

With the post, she wrote, " Lucky me! You make me a better person every day and I couldn't be more thankful for you and your unconditional love. (white heart)"

Mrs. Barker added, " I got myself a British country boy, brb living every girl's dream." 

Family Members

Riley Gaines family members include her parents Brad Gaines and Telisha Gaines and siblings.

The twelve-time American swimmer was born on April 23, 2001, to her sportsperson father and mother. They have always been supportive of the athlete. Her parents taught her to value education, athletics, and community service from a young age.

Sports run in the blood of the Gaines household. Her grandfather Buddy Gaines used to play football and baseball at Murray State.

Her uncles Chris, Jeff, and Greg were multisport stars at old DuPont High. The first one went on to Vanderbilt to become an All-AMerica linebacker, while Greg played in the NFL for nine years.

Similarly, Riley's sister Taylor (24) is also one of the top female athletes in the Midstate. In 2016, she opened the softball season with a no-hitter. At the time, she used to play as a senior pitcher at Station Camp.

Taylor accepts that she feels lucky to be part of a household with athletic backgrounds. The player enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball since her school life.


Riley Gaines dad Brad Gaines is 55 years old. Brad was born on August 26, 1967. 

On his half-century birthday, the daughter wished him a happy birthday via Instagram post with a hashtag that read halfway to 100. She mentioned him as a legend, her role model, and the best father ever.

Riley and Brad posed for a snapshot sharing a matching smile
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By profession, Mr. Brad is an entrepreneur. Before that, he played football at Vanderbilt just like his brother Chris. He has four SEC championships to his credit. 

Brad and his wife always motivated their kids to do what they wanted. They never forced the children to be in sports just because they were. Their daughter always credits them with supporting her athletic pursuits, especially her father.

Looking at his father's and mother's athletic achievements, her passion for sports developed since childhood. As a result, the younger daughter started swimming at the age of 12. To date, she has already competed at a high level. Moreover, she chose the University of Kentucky because of its positive swim culture.

The swimmer recently graduated from the university.


Riley Gaines mom Telisha Gaines is a former softball player. Telisha played softball at Austin Peay State University.

The former player is in her early fifties. She is the daughter of an estate sales and graphic desiner Donna Neely and Jeffery Neely.

She resides in Gallatin, Tennessee, with her better half and kids. Recently, she works as a furniture and custom cabinet painter and interior advisor. 

Riley with her mother Telisha and sister Taylor at Chris and Carol’s
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Regarding her educational qualifications, Gaines holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural business and management from Austin Peay State University in May 1995.

After graduation, she worked at Alpha Graphics Consultants, assisting in layout and design work for several years. It has been more than two decades since she started her own business. She has been creating interior designs for indoors and painting furniture and cabinet for clients.