Thomas Rhett Reveals Lauren Akins is Pregnant While on Stage in Texas

“Well… we are pregnant again,” Rhett revealed.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 9, 2021


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Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Pregnant

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins are expecting their fourth child! 

The superstar revealed the news during his live concert at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas. He later followed up with an Instagram post to confirm the exciting addition to the Akins family. 

“Well… we are pregnant again,” he wrote alongside a photo with Lauren. “Tonight when I was on stage in Fort Worth about to play “to the guys that date my girls” my wife talked to me in my (ear monitors) and said ‘you can tell them if you want’ so anyways, now you know.”

Always one to embrace the life of a “girl dad,” Rhett will continue the tradition. 

“We are pumped to be having our 4th girl🙌🙌🙌 feel free to buy all the merch you want, knowing that all the proceeds are going straight to all these weddings I’ll be paying for one day,” he joked. Love you so much @laur_akins we always wanted a big thanksgiving table😭”


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Lauren also shared the news on her Instagram and revealed that their littlest one is due in the late fall. 

“SURPRISE!! he just couldn’t wait any longer, so @thomasrhettakins told our newest little secret onstage at @billybobstexas in Ft. Worth (my mama’s hometown 🥰) just in time for Mother’s Day 💕,” Lauren wrote. “Akins family expanding in November 2021 with our FOURTH baby girl 💗💗💗💗”


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The “Country Again” singer has been very vocal about wanting a big family in the past. 

“If we stopped having kids now, I know I’d wake up at 45 and go, ‘We should have had five more,’” he shared in the summer of 2019. “Because I really do want to be able to sit at a Thanksgiving or Christmas table with the most gigantic family on the planet.”

“They say that going from one to two is the hardest thing you’ll do as a parent…” he added at the time. “But going from two to three and maybe four and five, like I’m just gonna embrace it and know that, like, we can accomplish anything.”

Thomas and Lauren are already parents to daughters:  Willa Gray, 5, Ada James, 3½, and Lennon Love, 14 months.

In a recent interview with People, Rhett explained that they would likely have at least five children, perhaps more. 

 “My wife has wanted five kids for forever, so I’m sure we’re gonna have at least that many,” he said, adding that Willa Gray has been asking for a sister for quite some time now. When asked about the possibility of a brother for Willa, he told the publication, “Yeah, well, you know, I would love a son, but at the same time, I’m so used to embracing this ‘girl dad’ life that I don’t really know what I would do with a boy, to be honest with you!”

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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.