And just like that, Thomas Rhett is a dad! With one baby on the way and another that just arrived, the singer & his wife Lauren def have their hands full, but it’s clear their HEARTS are of full of love! Meet their adopted baby girl here and see her precious 1st pics — you’re going to fall head over heels!
It’s been over a year-long journey, but Thomas Rhett Akins, 27, and his wife Lauren Akins, finally got to take their baby girl home on May 11! Bringing their daughter Willa Gray Akins back to the states from Uganda, Thomas gushed that it felt like Christmas in May — aw! “On the way to the airport, it was like Christmas Day,” the country singer told People magazine. Lauren added, “It felt like a dream. I’ve dreamed of us all being on the same continent for so long. It finally feels like everyone is where they’re supposed to be.” How precious is THAT?
Lauren first met the 18-month-old, who was orphaned when she was a newborn, in her home country back in 2016. The blonde beauty, who’s now pregnant with her and Thomas’ biological daughter, visited Uganda with 147 Million Orphans. At the time, the couple had been trying to conceive but hadn’t had any luck yet. They were just beginning to start talking about adoption, and when Thomas saw a pic of Lauren holding Willa, he knew that was it!
“Lauren had this amazing glow about her and it just felt like she was already our daughter in a weird way,” the star gushed. “‘I just blurted out, ‘We should bring her home.’ ” And although it took countless trips back and forth, they finally did just that! “YALL 😩🙌🏼😭💗 Our baby girl is hommmmeeeeee 🎈🇺🇸💙🇺🇸🎈 Thank you Jesus for bringing our family together on the same continent finally :)” Lauren wrote on Instagram. “Little cutie Willa Gray Akins came home yesterday after completely stealing our hearts in Uganda over a year ago & we’re sooooo happy we just can’t stand it.” Aw!
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Everyone meet Willa Gray Akins! I can't believe our daughter is finally home🙌🏼 We have been in this adoption process for what seems like forever and are just so filled with joy that we are all finally home together! Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl. The Lord blessed us with the most amazing little girl we could have ever dreamed of and we can't wait to watch her grow up! #daddyforreal @laur_akins
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“It is very weird to be called ‘Dad’ by a little human being,” Thomas gushed. “But it is one of the coolest feelings in the world. Nothing beats that.” Congrats again, Thomas and Lauren! We can’t wait to see more family pics and to meet your OTHER little one later this summer!
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