Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Share Adorable Throwbacks In Honor of 9th Wedding Anniversary

It’s been nine years since Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, tied the knot and it appears they’re more…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 12, 2021


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It’s been nine years since Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, tied the knot and it appears they’re more in love than ever. 

With three daughters at home, and another on the way, the couple’s tight-knit bond has only strengthened since they met in first grade while growing up in Valdosta, Georgia. 

In celebration of their anniversary, Thomas and Lauren took to social media to share sweet messages with each other. Along with their kind words, Thomas and Lauren also included throwback photos from the early days of their relationship. 


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“This picture was taken in a field in Tennessee in 2011,” the “Country Again” singer began. “I knew from this one night that we were gonna get married and grow old together.”

He went on to reflect on their marriage and share his excitement over their fourth child. 

“Here we are 9 years into marriage. I’m thankful to God everyday that You said yes to marrying me,” he wrote. “What a wild ride of just being us two for 5 years, to now having 3 beautiful baby girls, to almost welcoming our 4th baby! What is life?!?! I love you so much @laur_akins and I can’t wait to see what the next 50 years has to hold for us.😍”


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Lauren’s post included a photo from their wedding day and a loving message for the country superstar. 

“9 years ago today babe 🤍 so grateful for this life with you and our babies😘 thank you for loving me so well over the years of us :),” she shared. 

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins have quickly become one of country music’s most beloved couples. Lauren is the inspiration behind many of Rhett’s hits, including his six-week chart-topper, “Die A Happy Man.” 

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The couple will soon welcome their fourth daughter. Rhett recently opened up about Lauren’s pregnancy during an interview with Entertainment Tonight and he couldn’t help but to praise her for all that she’s gone through with being pregnant.

“She’s okay. Lauren has, her pregnancies every time, like ,she’s just nauseous a lot, but she’s such a trooper and such a fighter and such a champion,” he gushed. “And we’re just getting really close to the point of like ‘I just wish we could have it today.’ So, I guess six more weeks and we’ll be ready to rock.”

Thomas Rhett recently wrapped his 2021 Center Point Road Tour, so he’ll have plenty of time to soak up those newborn snuggles when she arrives. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.