Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins welcome 4th baby girl


He’ll always remember them young.

Thomas Rhett’s wife, Lauren Akins, gave birth to their fourth daughter on Monday.

“Lillie Carolina Akins ? born November 15th. 7.5 pounds of pure joy?,” the country music star announced on Instagram. “@laur_akins you are my hero. Watching a child being born is legit a miracle. 4 under 6 here we go!”

Rhett, 31, and Akins, 32, also share 6-year-old Willa Gray, 4-year-old Ada James and 1-year-old Lennon Love.

The “Live in Love” author shared the news on her Instagram account as well, writing that their “family couldn’t be more over the moon.”

In May, Rhett revealed onstage at the iconic honky-tonk Billy Bob’s Texas that his high school sweetheart was pregnant again.

“We are pumped to be having our 4th girl,” he wrote on Instagram after the show. “Feel free to buy all the merch you want, knowing that all the proceeds are going straight to all these weddings I’ll be paying for one day!”

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins at the 2020 CMA Awards.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins have welcomed their fourth child.
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The “Slow Down Summer” singer and Akins became parents in May 2017 when they adopted Willa, then 18 months old, from Uganda. The podcast host gave birth to Ada just three months later, followed by Lennon in February 2020.

Lauren Akins holds daughter Lennon on a beach.
Akins, seen here with daughter Lennon, documented her pregnancy on Instagram.

While Rhett often describes himself as a “girl dad,” the 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year winner has not given up hope on one day having a boy.

“I would love a son,” he told People in April, though he later admitted, “I don’t really know what I would do with a boy, to be honest with you!”

Thomas Rhett and pregnant Lauren Akins in their backyard.
The couple have been married since 2012.

Rhett and Akins dated as teens before reconnecting in mid-2011 at her sister’s graduation party. They married in Nashville in October 2012.

“What a wild ride of just being us two for 5 years, to now having 3 beautiful baby girls, to almost welcoming our 4th baby! What is life?!?!” the “What’s Your Country Song” crooner wrote on Instagram in October. “I love you so much @laur_akins and I can’t wait to see what the next 50 years has to hold for us.”