Lauren Akins’ Dad Gave Thomas Rhett the Ultimate Ultimatum

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Lauren Akins' dad gave country music star Thomas Rhett the push he needed to tell his longtime friend how he really felt. More on their love story, here!

Believe it or not, Lauren Akins’ dad played a major role in country music artist Thomas Rhett confessing his true feelings for his childhood friend.

In a new interview with Hits Daily Double, the Georgia native opened up about the early days of his romance with Lauren and confessed that he needed a ‘push’ to make things happen. “There was always something different about Lauren, and we both felt it, but we never figured it out,” he admitted. “We were dating other people. In another world, we might have married them.”

Everything changed when he attend Lauren’s sister’s graduation. Lauren Akins’ dad confronted the singer-songwriter and gave him an ultimatum. “I’d loved that girl since high school, and I told her father how I felt. He said, ‘If you don’t tell her, I’m going to.'”

Rhett took his words to heart and finally told Lauren about how he felt and that he wanted a relationship. “It was a total Ryan Gosling moment. I said to her, ‘I just want to kiss you one time. If you don’t feel anything, we can go back to being friends,'” he shared. “I’ve learned this: It’s wise to confront things instead of holding them in. That creates resistance instead of resolution.”

Obviously, things really worked out for this couple and the wed on October 12, 2012! They have built a beautiful life together and now have two daughters, Willa Gray and Ada James.

We can all thank Lauren Akins’ dad for playing a tough-love cupid! ;) Share this with other fans of the couple!

Thomas Rhett’s 2019 Tour Schedule

JUL11
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
JUL12
KeyBank Pavilion
Burgettstown, PA, USA
JUL13
Country Concert
Fort Loramie, OH, USA
JUL18
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD, USA
JUL19
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY, USA
JUL20
Hersheypark
Hershey, PA, USA
AUG1
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ, USA
AUG2
Xfinity Center
Boston, MA, USA
AUG3
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ, USA
AUG8
Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC, USA
AUG9
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA
AUG10
Cellairis Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Atlanta, GA, USA
AUG15
Walmart Amphitheater
Rogers, AR, USA
AUG16
BankPlus Amphitheater At Snowden Grove
Southaven, MS, USA
AUG17
Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Birmingham, AL, USA
SEP5
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
SEP6
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, IA, USA
SEP7
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN, USA
SEP12
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO, USA
SEP13
Enterprise Center
St. Louis, MO, USA
SEP14
United Center
Chicago, IL, USA
SEP19
Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport, CT, USA
SEP20
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY, USA
SEP21
Times Union Center
Albany, NY, USA
OCT3
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC, USA
OCT4
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL, USA
OCT5
Amway Center
Orlando, FL, USA
OCT10
Thompson Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN, USA
OCT11
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY, USA
OCT12
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN, USA

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