Country music star Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber Cochran Gilbert have announced that they are expecting their second child, a baby girl, in September! The couple are already proud parents to 16-month-old son Barrett Hardy-Clay.
“Oh, I cried!” Brantley shared with PEOPLE about their balloon release gender reveal. “I was so sure it was a boy. I wasn’t ready for it to be a little girl — and man, when it was! I just wanted a healthy, happy baby, but a little girl means a whole other deal.”
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Surprise! Finally, I can share a big secret 🙌🏻 Barrett will be a big brother to a baby sister in September 🎀 it’s been so hard to keep this under wraps, so thanks for being patient and waiting on me to share when we were ready. Bring on all the bows and pink! #babygirl #15weeks #girlsreallydomakeyoumoresick Link in bio to the people article so you can get all the deets! 📸: @rebel1.be1
“I know I have so much to learn,” added the star. “You even diaper them differently, so I’m gonna be learning a whole lot of stuff from these books Amber reads — and I can’t wait!”
“I am just mush with Barrett,” he confessed. “But I’m getting to where I’m okay letting him tough it out. I think a girl is going to be a whole new level of everything, and I’m ready. I already know she’s gonna own me, and that’s okay.”
What awesome news! This couple faced so many fertility struggles getting pregnant for the first time, so it’s great to see them welcoming baby number two!
As fans may recall, Brantley told Taste of Country back in early 2017 that the thought of having a daughter scares the daylights out of him.
“I really don’t feel like my kids will be able to pull much over on me, but I am terrified of having a little girl,” the country music artist admitted before becoming a father.
“You hear people say, that have daughters, ‘Oh, I’ll go to jail.’ But, no, I really will — I’ll go to prison,” Gilbert joked. “If a dude comes up my driveway that looks, talks, acts anything like me, I’m going to stab him as many times as humanly possible.”
“I feel bad for that guy already,” the Georgia native mused. “I may just line the driveway with bikers, my brothers, and say, ‘Son, look: Anything you do to her, every one of them is gonna do to you.’”
Though he has a rough exterior, Brantley does have a softer side that comes out with his wife and son. We’re sure that he will totally adjust to being the father of a daughter and just become a big pile of mush when it comes down to it. As for her future dating life, we’ll have to see what happens years down the road…
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