Rhett about to become a father - twice
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
– Thomas Rhett is about to become a father - twice.
The singer's wife, Lauren Akins, is pregnant, while the couple also are going to adopt a child from Africa soon.
The two went on a trip to Tanzania in December with Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife when Akins started feeling stomach pains. She thought she had suffered from food poisoning, according to a story in People.
"When we began the adoption process, we said, 'Let's wait, let's give this adopted child his or her time with us and then we'll continue our family,' " Lauren said. "So I was convinced it was food poisoning."
It was unclear how far along Akins was in her pregnancy.
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