Thomas Rhett Admits His First Kiss With Wife Lauren Akins Was Pretty Awkward

Thomas Rhett and Wife, Lauren Akins; Photo via Instagram
Thomas Rhett and Wife, Lauren Akins; Photo via Instagram
Thomas Rhett and Wife, Lauren Akins; Photo via Instagram

When it comes to #relationshipgoals, several country couples come to mind, including Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins.

Fans have fallen in the with the down-to-earth couple as they’ve grown their family over the years, but things weren’t always so picture-perfect for Thomas and Lauren. In fact, during a recent interview with his record label, Thomas revealed that their first kiss was less than ideal. 

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA

“First kiss was 15 on my parents’ trampoline. And we literally clanked teeth,” the country superstar recalled. 

He went on to admit that he was nervous that their awkward first kiss might deter them from any kind of relationship moving forward. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. 

“Have you ever clanked teeth? It’s horrible. I mean, there is no recovering from that. But somehow, someway it did,” Thomas shared. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thomas and Lauren initially met in first grade but it wasn’t until middle school that he knew she was “the one.” 

“I fell in love with her that day,” he recalled of getting to know Lauren while at church camp in sixth grade. “I was like, ‘there is not a prettier human being that exists in this world’ and I was like, ‘I will figure out a way to marry this woman one day.’”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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His plan of marrying Lauren took a bit to come to fruition, however, as things didn’t quite work out the first go-around.

“We dated for a little bit in high school and then broke up for a very long time and got back together when we were about 21 years old,” he explained. “…So it’s been a pretty wild journey with her, but wouldn’t trade one minute of it, even the hard parts.”

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins tied the knot on October 12, 2012 when they 22 years old. They are now parents to four daughters, Willa Gray, 6, Ada James, 4, and Lennon Love, 1, and Lillie Carolina, 7 weeks. 

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