Rhett shared the exciting news on social media, along with a photo of their sweet baby girl.
“Lillie Carolina Akins,” Rhett posted. “Born November 15th. 7.5 pounds of pure joy. [Lauren Akins], you are my hero. Watching a child being born is legit a miracle. 4 under 6 here we go!”
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) November 18, 2021
Akins also shared a touching photo of her youngest daughter.
“Our little miss Lillie Carolina Akins was born on November 15th and our family couldn’t be more over the moon about our littlest joy,” the proud mother wrote, along with words to one of her favorite songs. “‘If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendor, how much more will He clothe you? If He watched over every sparrow How much more does He love you?’ Lyrics from ‘Jireh’ by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music inspired by scriptures in Matthew 6 & Luke 12. Just love hearing her name as the sweetest reminder of how much God cares for us.”
Our little miss Lillie Carolina Akins 💕 was born on November 15th and our family couldn’t be more over the moon about…
Rhett and Akins are already parents to six-year-old Willa Gray, four-year-old Ada James and Lennon Love, who will turn two in February. In May, the couple, who has been married for nine years, revealed they were having another baby.
“Well… we are pregnant again!” Rhett posted on social media. “Tonight when I was about to play ‘To the Guys That Date My Girls,’ my wife talked to me in my (ear monitors) and said ‘You can tell them if you want’ so anyways, now you know. We are pumped to be having our 4th girl! Love you so much [Lauren Akins]. We always wanted a big Thanksgiving table.”
Rhett and Akins might have wanted to have a large family, but they were still surprised to find out another baby was on the way.
“We were on a ski lift and my wife kept saying that she was just feeling nauseous and somehow I convinced her it was from her face being burned,” Rhett told People. “I was like, ‘Maybe it’s just sun poisoning.’ Or, ‘Maybe it’s this.’ And she was like, ‘I don’t know, this feels kind of different.’”
Rhett suggested his wife could be pregnant, an idea she immediately refuted.
“She was like, ‘There’s no way I’m pregnant.’ And I was like, ‘Well, there’s definitely a way,’ ” Rhett added with a laugh.
Rhett just released his latest single, “Slow Down Summer,” from his forthcoming Where We Started album. He also plans to release Country Again: Side B later in 2022.