Thomas Rhett and Wife Expecting Third Daughter

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July 23, 2019


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Thomas Rhett and Family; Photo via Instagram

Thomas Rhett is going to be a dad – again!

The country superstar took to Instagram to share the exciting news on Tuesday (July 23).

Not only did the “Remember You Young” singer reveal that his wife Lauren was expecting, but he also shared the gender of their new addition.

“Excited to share that I will now be paying for 3 weddings,” Rhett wrote. “I feel so blessed to say that our third child is on the way and it’s a girl!! I love you so much @laur_akins. WG and AJ, y’all are gonna be the best big sisters! Bring on the crazy.”

Rhett’s wife, Lauren Akins, also shared the news with a heartfelt post to Instagram.

“We decided we didn’t have enough princess dresses around the house so we’re adding another Akins baby girl to the family early next year,” she shared, followed by several emojis. See her full post above.

The couple’s third child will join big sisters, Willa Gray, 3 1/2, and Ada James, 23 months.

Thomas and Lauren have been friends since they were in grade school. The beloved country couple wed in 2012.

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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.