The extended Lady Antebellum family is about to welcome one more member. Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie McConnell Kelley, have announced that they are expecting their first child.
“Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y’all that we are expecting a baby!” Cassie wrote on her website, Womanista. “He or she is due in February, and we are so happy, we can hardly stand it. Like, ecstatic, and I’m crying even as I type those words!”
The couple have been married for six years and say they have encountered many difficulties in their attempts to have a child. “We started trying to conceive our child a few years ago without any luck — many months went by with negative pregnancy tests and a lot of shared frustration,” McConnell Kelley shares. “I don’t know about other moms (or future moms!) out there, but I just assumed that when we wanted to start a family, it would happen just like that. Well, it didn’t. We went through several years of trying before finally seeing our fertility doctor in Nashville this past November.”
McConnell Kelley says she is due in February, and goes on to thank her husband for supporting her through their sometimes difficult journey together. “I want to give a special shout out to my husband, Charles, for being the most incredible human,” she exclaims. “His love, support, passion for our marriage and our future children has never, EVER waivered, even when the frustration seemed insurmountable. I am so lucky to have a best friend and partner in life like him, and our child couldn’t have scored a better dad!” You can read the couple’s full announcement at Womanista.