Thomas Rhett has been a father for more than four years, but a parent never stops learning! The country star took to his Instagram on Wednesday to share a surprising parenting lesson he learned while spending some much-anticipated "alone time" on the beach with his wife, Lauren Akins. Then you get it. As a parent you talk about alone time a bunch. But there was one notable person who did not agree. Producer and DJ Diplo, who has three young sons, joked, "Not me," with a woozy face emoji.
Got to see my band this week for the first time since October. It did hit home though that there are so many bands and crews struggling right now in a major way. That means that every single time you hear it on the radio, stream it or download it, that money goes directly to bands and crews across the country who need it really bad. Even if you have already heard it, go give it another listen! God Bless. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help.
When did Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins get married?
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.
Travis Tritt asked the question, but it seems Thomas Rhett knows the answer. Thomas, 29, wrote his chart-topping hit, "Die a Happy Man" —a story about a man's need for nothing more in life than his woman's "crazy love"—for and about his wife, Lauren Gregory Akins , also The song became the most-played country tune on the radio for six straight weeks and has since earned a number of accolades including two Academy of Country Music Awards. His next big success, "Marry Me," from the Billboard Music Award-nominated album Life Changes , was also inspired by his real-life love story.