Thomas Rhett's Pregnant Wife Lauren Akins Sweetly Praises Husband Before Giving Him CMT Award: "He Kept His Family In His Heart, And In His Music”

Date October 18, 2019

The 2019 CMT Awards ceremony was filled with special moments, but one that we cannot get over is Lauren Akins’ touching speech to her husband, Thomas Rhett!

Country music’s loveliest couple

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren have a love story that melts hearts. The lovebirds knew each other since first grade, but their journey towards finding each other wasn’t straightforward.

They first dated when they were 15, but it only lasted for 6 months. However, they remained friends until they were able to rekindle their love when they grew older.

On October 12, 2012, Lauren and Thomas tied the knot. They are proud parents of one biological daughter and an adopted one: Willa Gray and Ada James. The couple is expecting their third child!

Lauren’s touching speech at CMT Awards

Lauren was given the privilege at Wednesday's country music awards night to present her husband with his award for Artist of the Year.

While at it, she didn’t fail to show the world how much she loves and adores her husband of 6 years. On stage, she recalled their early beginnings and how she used to share a bunk with him and other guys on the tour bus.

However, in all of that, Rhett kept his mind on what is most important, family.

“Spending 180 nights on the road, he’s away a lot, but even when we weren’t there with him, he kept his family in his heart, and in his music.”

She then highlighted the fact that they have grown from that point and are now “walking red carpets together and coming to nights like this,” before introducing him to perform his song.

Fans are in love with them!

@Pam Bush Parsons

“They are such a great couple!!! Love this family!”

@Ashley Ingram

“I love them and the way they love one another. The love he has for his family, the way he shows it in his songs. That baby girl is already so lucky & blessed, and she isn’t even here yet. So much love waiting for her. ❤️”

@Barbara Hooper

“A sweet & blessed couple.”

@Hannah Patterson

“They’re the cutest 😍”

Lauren’s tribute to her husband was heartfelt. It truly shows the special bond they share. Kudos to Rhett for being a total family and setting an example!