As it turns out, though, Thomas and Lauren's love story almost never happened — and if it weren't for her dad, they might not be married today at all. Let's taking a look back at their relationship, and what helped them become the power couple we know and love today. This country couple's love story goes way, way back: Thomas and Lauren actually met when they were both first graders growing up in Georgia. In the years that followed, they became close friends, and they did things like attend church camp together. They even dated for a brief period of time in high school, but it didn't feel right at the time, and they went back to being friends. Both Thomas and Lauren went on to have different relationships even almost marrying other people , but the feelings Thomas had for his childhood sweetheart never quite faded away. Then, one day, he confessed those feelings to Lauren's dad — and that confession changed everything. Six months later, the couple was engaged. Following his lead, she also gave her answer in written form. Thomas and Lauren eventually got married in October , when they were both 22 years old.
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For Mother's Day this year, Lauren Akins wants nothing more than family time with her husband, country music superstar Thomas Rhett, and their three daughters. She said that Thomas Rhett has already asked her what her ideal Mother's Day would look like. She hopes for "something simple She added that she doesn't blame him if he hasn't had time to prepare anything. Being a mother is enough for Akins.
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Over the weekend, the pair took to social media to speak out both as concerned citizens and worried parents. Rhett and Akins, who married in , adopted daughter Willa , now 4, from Uganda in , and they welcomed their second child, daughter Ada, later that same year. In February of this year, Akins gave birth to their third daughter, Lennon. And while Rhett explained he and his wife have had to navigate racism since starting their family, he also added his own experience with it is completely different from the experience black Americans face every day. I get scared when I think about my daughters and what kind of world they will be growing up in and how my JOB as a father is to show them how to lead with love in the face of hate. To know their worth and value as not only women but human beings. I pray for a change in heart of those hearts who have been overcome by hatred and hardened. I pray for a deeper understanding for myself and awareness of the experience of mistreatment that those of another skin color go through. I pray for the families of those who have lost their lives to violence or experienced trauma at the hand of racial oppression and injustice. Akins feels much the same as her husband, but in a post of her own , the year-old mother admitted she struggled finding her voice — at first.
You're walking into a den of crazy, tbm bishop's daughter, I hate to say it but you should really be contemplative about what you're stepping into. The church is very important to her. These are things your wife may consider matter-of-fact and you may be surprised by if you don't discuss them now. You aren't engaged or married or anything, you can't just know that she won't see the light and remain crazy Mormon forever. She will not marry you until you convert to mormonism whole cloth. I agree with Rachel- this is not what I signed up for.