Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ love story is one for the books. The couple met as kindergartners, however it took them about 15 years to appreciate that they had been life companions — and so they haven’t turned again since.
The nation celebrity and the Reside in Love writer began relationship in 2011 after reconnecting at a celebration for her sister. They had been engaged inside six months and married the next October.
“After I noticed them stare at one another the whole 20 minutes they had been saying their vows, it’s like these two individuals are supposed to be collectively. They’re past in love,” the groom’s father, Rhett Akins, advised Nation Weekly on the time. “All people there that had doubted or puzzled in the event that they had been too younger, all of the doubts are gone now.”
After honeymooning in Hawaii, Rhett and Akins tried to begin a household. Nonetheless, the pair struggled to conceive, so that they started wanting into different methods to have kids. Akins visited Uganda in 2016 and shortly developed a bond with a child lady named Willa Grey. She and Rhett returned to the African nation a dozen occasions over the 12 months that adopted earlier than formally adopting the then-18-month-old.
In the midst of the method, the Grammy nominee and his spouse discovered that she was pregnant. Their daughter Ada James was born in August 2017, solely three months after Willa got here dwelling to the U.S.
“There’s nothing extra enjoyable than being round my kids,” Rhett gushed toin June 2019. “I can solely think about it will get extra enjoyable the extra that you’ve got.”
And with that mentioned, they grew to become a household of 5 in February 2020 when Akins gave delivery to a different daughter, Lennon Love.
Scroll all the way down to see a timeline of Rhett and Akins’ relationship!