Country music performer Thomas Rhett, the son of musician Rhett Akins, is the adopted dad of a little girl. Adoption can sometimes be a process fraught with difficulty, especially when adopting from another country. However, the end results can be extremely rewarding. Now, Rhett has spoken out about the adoption, his young daughter, and how his family is getting along.
As the son of a singer, Rhett grew up in a musical environment. Sometimes, he would actually make appearances onstage with his famous father. By high school he’d started his own band, and by the age of 20 he’d left college to embark on a music career. It paid off: before he even hit 30, Rhett become a popular country music singer.
It was during Rhett’s early life that he met the woman who would become his future bride, Lauren Gregory. They knew each other all the way back to when they were little. “I don’t think she really noticed me ‘til we were 16,” Thomas told Y108, a Pittsburgh radio station, in 2012. They dated a little in their teens, but finally ended up taking the plunge together as adults.