As we saw in the “Life Changes” music video, Nashville country star Thomas Rhett is pleased and proud to be a family man. Now, he’s saying that his family will most likely grow soon, possibly from adoption.
Rhett and wife Lauren Akins adopted their daughter Willa Gray from Uganda in May 2017. Before the adoption was fully completed, Akins found out she was pregnant with baby girl Ada James, who was born just months after Willa Gray’s arrival in America in August 2017. With one 2-year-old child and one infant, Rhett and Akins had to make a quick adjustment to life as parents of two little girls, but it sounds like a rapidly growing family is the goal for the pair.
Rhett and Akins are both 28, but they’re planning years down the line. “Lauren wants to have five kids before she turns 34. That is her plan,” Thomas told Access Online. “So you can probably expect three new babies in the next five years. She’s the boss.”
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Due to their involvement with the nonprofit 147 Million Orphans, Rhett and Akins know of the struggles that far too many children face who are living in extreme poverty. This contributed to their decision to go through an adoption journey to add a wonderful addition to their family. Access Online asked if the pair might consider going down the adoption path again. “Yeah, absolutely,” Rhett said. “I don’t know when. We’ll probably just wait for God to put that in our path and figure that out in that way, but we would definitely love to adopt again.”
In addition to sharing heartwarming family moments on Instagram, Rhett is busy collaborating and touring. His duet with Danielle Bradbery on a song he co-wrote, “Goodbye Summer,” is out now and he’s currently on tour with his friend Kenny Chesney. After wrapping up those shows, Rhett will pick up his headling Life Changes tour again with dates beginning in September.