Thomas Rhett Takes a Break From Instagram Due To ‘Negativity’ Following Cabo Trip With Wife, Lauren Akins
Thomas Rhett is taking an indefinite break from Instagram. The superstar took to the stories section of the social media…
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA
Thomas Rhett is taking an indefinite break from Instagram.
The superstar took to the stories section of the social media platform on Tuesday evening (Dec. 15) to share that he will be stepping away from Instagram for the time being. He cited “too much negativity” as the reason for his departure and wished fans a Merry Christmas.
Rhett’s Instagram hiatus comes after the “What’s Your Country Song” singer and his wife returned from a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with several friends. Thomas and Lauren documented their Cabo adventures with separate Instagram posts including highlights from their trip.
“Thanks to a very kind friend, we got to go to Cabo, meet my new bestie (the goofiest sea lion named Poncho), eat fresh ahi tuna that was just caught and watch beautiful sunsets with sweet friends,” Lauren captioned her post.
While some fans were quick to compliment the picturesque scenes, others pointed out the lack of COVID-19 protocols and the fact that they traveled during a pandemic.
“Must be nice to vacay during a pandemic without a care in the world,” one follower commented, while another wrote, “So tired of seeing this kind of idiotic behavior being posted on social media with zero excuses. We are in the middle of a pandemic!”
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The ACM Entertainer of the Year also received a number of negative comments on his Cabo post, with followers questioning the trip. “I guess Covid only affects poor people’s vacations,” someone wrote.
All of the comments weren’t negative, however, as many fans complimented Rhett’s fish and shared how much they adore Thomas and Lauren together.
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Prior to their Cabo trip, Thomas and Lauren documented their family outing to a Christmas tree lot with an adorable family photo featuring the couple and their three daughters: Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love. They also made headlines when they hosted the CMA Country Christmas special on ABC.
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.