FILE – This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo shows Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Rhett announced on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, that his wife is pregnant and that they are also in the process of adopting a child from Africa. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Associated Press)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Thomas Rhett’s family is growing by two in 2017. The “Die A Happy Man” singer announced Wednesday on Twitter that his wife, Lauren, is pregnant and they are adopting a child from Africa.
The couple, whose last name is Akins, posted a photo of themselves with the word “baby” spelled out in balloons with the caption, “Life is about to get crazy!” They are vocal about their support for adoption and have helped raise money and volunteered on mission trips with the nonprofit 147 Million Orphans.
Married in 2012, the couple appears in the music video for his No. 1 country hit, “Die A Happy Man,” which earned him a Grammy nomination this year.
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