Ashley Monroe shared a very special Christmas surprise with her fans this year. The 30-year-old country singer is expecting her first child with husband John Danks.
Monroe announced her pregnancy by posting an ultrasound photo to her Instagram on Christmas Day. “Best present ever,” the photo’s caption read. “Merry Christmas Everyone.. so many new things coming in 2017!!”
Monroe and Danks, a professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves, have been married since 2013. They tied the knot in front of 45 guests at Tennessee’s scenic Blackberry Farm. Blake Shelton officiated the wedding and his then-wife Miranda Lambert acted as Monroe’s Maid of Honor.
“I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” Monroe told US Weekly about her wedding day. In 2015, she released her highly-acclaimed third full-length studio album, The Blade. Rumors have been swirling that Monroe has recently been working on new music, and possibly even a reunion with the Pistol Annies. It’s unclear if music will be put on hold as Monroe goes through her pregnancy.
Either way, it looks like the happy couple will be entering a very exciting new chapter of their lives. Congratulations to the soon-to-be parents!