The Hanson singer asked the crew to pick her now-wife from the crowd of fans

In a “mmmbop” she would have been gone.

Isaac Hanson, 41, has insisted there was “a connection” between him and his wife Nicole Dufresne, whom he only met after asking a stage manager to hold her back after a performance in 2003.

This — only after he said he “sang her the entire show” and threw guitar picks in her direction — probably “freaked her out,” he admitted.

Just after the 25th anniversary of Hanson’s debut single, “MMMbop,” the family band are making rounds again while promoting an upcoming world tour coupled with the release of 11th studio album, “Red Green Blue.”

Isaac, Taylor and Zac recently spoke to Yahoo! British podcast host Kate Thornton from ‘White Wine Question Time’ which aired on Thursday.

The interview took a slightly awkward turn when she asked the brothers about their wives.

In a cheeky transition, the group used the metaphorical meaning of their first hit — an allegory for Cape Diem — to refer to times when they “seized the day” in the past.

“Issac, I was really won over by the story of how you met your wife. You saw them – did I understand that correctly? – in the crowd at a gig and you knew there was a connection, there was something,” Thornton asked the band’s elder.

“They went to the stage manager and said you have to stop her leaving and that was the start of a very happy marriage and a beautiful family,” she continued.

“Over time, it’s bold, it’s bold and it’s honestly inspirational,” Thornton sneered before goading the other siblings to spill.

Isaac and Nicole Dufresne married in 2006.
Isaac and Nicole Dufresne married in 2006.

Isaac replied, “I think taking the cake whole for me, it was in some ways both the most stubborn moment and the bravest moment… I had to make an effort.”

Zac, 36, then threw in a clarification: “You know, what people might not know is that Issac met his wife by saying to the stage manager, ‘Hey, the girl — I have to meet the girl.’ ”

Thornton said: “It sounds dingy to be honest. It doesn’t sound… I’m struggling to make it sound romantic.”

It turns out all three fans they met during the shows got married – with middle brother Taylor and youngest Zac finding love during a 2002 Hanson performance at Macy’s in Georgia.

The debut single from Isaac and his brothers "MMMbop" turns 25 so the family band is once again making rounds while promoting an upcoming world tour coupled with the release of the 11th studio album. "red green blue."
Isaac and his brothers’ debut single ‘MMMbop’ turns 25, so the family band are once again making rounds as they promote an upcoming world tour coupled with the release of their 11th studio album ‘Red Green Blue’.
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“Let’s simplify it,” pleaded Taylor, 39. “We met her on a tour in Atlanta, and yes, Issac technically met our two wives first.”

The presenter joked, “Honestly, I’m starting to smell some kind of Netflix series here.”

In an attempt to untangle this tangled web of wives, they went on to explain that both Taylor and Zac discovered their future spouses when the two women worked as models. Isaac then recalled prompting the women to say hello to his two younger brothers.

He then ruefully admitted that Dufresne was probably “kind of freaking out” about his aggressive actions. “My wife is quite an introvert and I think she was a little down because I was so high – like, ‘Hey, we should go out, we should do some stuff, I’m only here for so long,'” he added.

Nevertheless it worked. Isaac and she married in 2006, followed by Zac and Kathryn Tucker later that year. Meanwhile, Taylor had previously married his wife, Natalie Anne Bryant, in 2002. The three brothers and their wives share a group of 15 cousins. The Hanson singer asked the crew to pick her now-wife from the crowd of fans

Emma Bowman

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