Forget it. Just forget all the other baby news (and yes, we know there’s been plenty lately). This is the best story yet this year — and not just because the couple in question is the country music version of Prince William and Duchess Catherine.
Country star Thomas Rhett (like he could have become anything else with a name like that) and his amazing wife, Lauren Akins (nursing degree, volunteers in African orphanages, enjoys mud baths with baby elephants) are pretty much #RelationshipGoals.
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In December, the pair headed off on a weeklong safari in Tanzania… and Akins wasn’t feeling so hot. When Rhett joked that Akins should maybe take a pregnancy test, Lauren was all, noooooo, get serious, Thomas Rhett.
Akins, you see, was sure she wasn’t pregnant because she hadn’t been able to conceive — and months earlier the couple had quietly begun the long process of adopting a baby from Africa.
You see where we’re going with this, right? Get the tissues.
The country adorables decided to take a pregnancy test, just for kicks. Rhett was so sure it would be a negative result, he went out for a stroll to the gym.
Lauren took the test — and WE THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THE RESULT WAS.
Rhett and Akins have fingers crossed that their adoption will be finalized before their bio baby arrives in early August. They are clearly thrilled over this unexpected double-baby situation. And they’ve already converted Rhett’s tour bus to a big-ass babymobile: “I took a whole row of bunks out of my bus and got a baby crib put in there. So we’re getting life on the road ready for when we do bring them out there.”
And? They added dog crates to the bus, too, so the whole family can be together.
Did we mention they met in kindergarten? These two.