Thomas Rhett is one of country’s newest and hottest stars who’s been enjoying a fast rise to fame ever since he released his debut album, It Goes Like This, in 2013. Since then he’s also released Tangled Up in 2015, produced 10 singles, seven of which reached the No. 1 spot, and collected more than a few awards along the way. Not only have fans fallen in love with his music, but they’ve also grown to adore his gorgeous and kind wife, Lauren Akins. The new and expectant mom just adopted a child named Willa Gray Akins with Rhett and the two are expecting their first biological child in August 2017! In celebration of their exciting year, here’s a look at 7 things you didn’t know about Lauren Akins!
7. Helping Others
After high school Lauren went and got her nursing degree at the University of Tennessee and she’s been putting it to use ever since! While attending school she met the nephew of Suzanne Mayernick, the co-founder of 147 Million Orphans, a non-profit organization. When she heard about a medical mission to Haiti, she immediately jumped on board. After her amazing experience, she and Thomas began fundraising for the organization and ended up collecting $ 250,000 in 2016. She has since been invited as a member of the 147 board and gone on another mission trip to Uganda.
6. She Keeps Him Humble
Being married to a celebrity who’s in the music industry isn’t easy. Thomas Rhett is on the road a lot and constantly surrounded by ‘fame,’ but he credits his wife as the one who keeps him humble. “I’ve even come home a lot of the time and talked about what I did on the road and what songs I’m gonna cut and then I realized I haven’t even asked my wife how her day was. So I think this business can be very consuming for some people. But thank goodness that my wife is there to call me out every single time, so my head shrinks a little bit,” he said in an interview with Taste of Country.
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