Hastings marries Elise Jordan in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Jordan is a former speechwriter for Condoleeza Rice who also worked for the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting, the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, and the Commanding General’s Strategic Advisory Group in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hastings says:
I didn’t think I could love again. I feel very blessed and fortunate that Elise would have me. The fact that she was able to get past that—I feel pretty lucky.