Jon Pardi And Wife Summer Expecting First Child: ‘I’m Ready To Start A New Adventure’

Jon Pardi and his wife Summer announced they will welcome their first child in early 2023.  “I’m ready to start…


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 22, 2022

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Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Jon Pardi and his wife Summer announced they will welcome their first child in early 2023. 

“I’m ready to start a new adventure with my wonderful wife Summer and our new little one — Pardi of three!” the country star, told PEOPLE. “I’m really excited to meet our baby and to have someone to ride around the ranch with.”

They lovebirds broke the news exclusively with People on Wednesday (Sept. 22) and shared a series of stunning photos on social media that showed off Summer’s baby bump.

“Wellllll, it happened. No plans, no timing, just a gift from god. I’m ready for it!,” Pardi wrote in his caption.

Summer explained to PEOPLE that so far, throughout the pregnancy she’s “felt great — a little bit tired, but overall really good” and that she feels “very lucky for that.” 

With this being their first baby, the mom-to-be also shared that she’s “equally excited and nervous” about stepping into her new role, but is looking forward to seeing the “Head Over Boots” singer as a dad. 

“He’s such a big kid at heart, always the life of the party and has such positive energy so I can only imagine how much fun this little Pardi addition will be for him and our family,” she shared. “I know [being parents] is going to be the greatest gift in the world.”

It might be a party of three soon, but there are already plenty of other residents on their farm outside of Nashville who are also awaiting the baby’s arrival. Summer joked that she’s curious to see how their crew of dogs, cats, goats and cows, which he calls his “Pardi Animals,” will react.

“Everyone told us the dogs would be more clingy and protective over me, but they already never leave my side! I can’t even go to the bathroom without them pawing at the door, and all four of them are sitting there waiting for me when I walk out,” she said. 

The two officially started their lives together when they tied the knot in 2020 and explained that they have been trying to expand their family the past couple years. 

“It was definitely an interesting two years of ups and downs — the constant letdown month after month can really be hard on a couple,” she told the outlet. “After years of no luck and meeting with doctors who just didn’t feel like the right fit, we decided to take a break, leave it in God’s hands and just enjoy each other and this crazy, fun life we live together … and then surprise, we’re pregnant!”

She added, “It still doesn’t feel real to us …. it’s been five years of dreaming of what it would be like if we were lucky enough to be blessed with a baby and now we get to live that dream. It’s been so fun to go through all of these new changes together as a first-time experience for the both of us. We are beyond excited and cannot wait to meet our little Pardi babe!”

This exciting news follows the release of Pardi’s Mr. Saturday Night album. Soon, his “Night Shift” will look a bit different from what it does now on his Ain’t Always the Cowboy Tour.

Jon Pardi’s next stop on the road with special guests Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters will take place in Gilford, NH on Friday (Sept. 23). 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.