Clay Walker, 47, and Jessica Craig, his wife of nearly 10 years, are expecting another baby! And hitting the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Apr. 2, the adorable duo shared the exciting news for the first time with their fans! The country star announced their child’s impending arrival with a sweet smooch for the cameras, and then he proceeded to bend down, kissing his wife’s barely-visible baby bump. How cute is THAT?
“Jessica and I are beyond excited to be growing our loving family,” Clay said in a statement to E! News. “There is no greater joy than being a father and I am overwhelmed and humbled to be one six times over!” The singer and Jessica are already the proud parents of sons William, 8, and Elijah, 3, as well as daughter Mary Elizabeth, 7. However, Clay also shares daughters MaClay DaLayne, 21, and Skylor ClayAnne, 17, with his ex-wife Lori Jayne Lampson.
Earlier in the evening, before even setting foot on the ACMAs red carpet, Clay and Jessica teased their big announcement with a sly Instagram post. “Guess what… really… guess what… you’re the first to know!” the celeb wrote alongside a pic of him and his wife posing together — with Clay’s hand strategically placed over Jessica’s belly. Fans totally took the hint and immediately starting congratulating the two.
“Congrats love y’all ❤️❤️🌹,” one commented wrote. Another gushed, “Blessing from God!! Congratulations to you both!!🍼👶.” We could not be happier for Clay and Jessica to expand their fam even more — we just hope they give fans pregnancy updates until the little one is born!
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