Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Welcome Third Daughter
She’s here – Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins welcomed their third daughter Lennon Love Akins at 8:30 am…
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom
She’s here – Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins welcomed their third daughter Lennon Love Akins at 8:30 am on Monday, February 10.
The superstar took to Instagram to introduce fans to his littlest love late Tuesday night.
“It was such a joy to watch this little angel be brought into the world,” the now-father of three shared. “My wife is just incredible through the entire birth?? watching our kids meet Lennon for the first time was probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life! Ada James and Willa Gray are going to be the best big sisters on the planet. The Lord is so good and I’m so grateful for my beautiful growing family!! Y’all pray for us as we switch from man on man defense to zone.”
Lennon Love joins big sisters Willa Gray, 4 and Ada James, 2.
The beloved country music couple first announced Lauren’s pregnancy in July on Instagram with an adorable photo of their growing family. The snap showcased the country star and daughters Willa Gray and Ada James embracing Lauren’s baby bump near their backyard pool.
“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.”
Since then, the family has been busy preparing for their daughter’s arrival. In the fall, they relocated to a larger home in preparation for their new addition.
“We are about to move into a new house,” Rhett recently shared with CMT’s Cody Alan at the time. “We physically don’t have any more rooms for a new baby!”
Thomas Rhett will be able to enjoy some downtime with his girls before hitting the road on his Center Point Road Tour, which kicks off May 29 in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.