Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. first laid eyes on his future wife Lauren Gregory in the the first grade. Really.
The “Vacation” singer admitted to Taste of Country that he and Lauren dated for six months in high school, but it the teen romance didn’t work out and they remained good friends.
After graduating, the longtime pals headed off to different colleges and got into serious relationships with other people. “I almost married someone else, and she did too,” disclosed Rhett during an interview with CBS This Morning.
Oddly enough, Thomas’ future father-in-law pushed the two back together. “Her dad called me and said, ‘If you don’t come over here tonight and tell Lauren how you feel about her, then I’m going to tell her how you feel about her.”
About six months later, the singer-songwriter popped the big question inside Lauren’s favorite Nashville restaurant, Giovanni’s. On October 12, 2012, Thomas Rhett and Lauren Gregory Akins got hitched at Front Porch Farms in Charlotte, Tennessee.
In 2015, the country star put their relationship and amazing chemistry on display in the music video for his fifth consecutive No. 1 single “Die a Happy Man.”
“It was inevitable for her to be in [the video] because I wrote the song for her and about her,” Rhett shared with People.
Now that’s romance. We love seeing these two together and their shared devotion to the charity 147 Million Orphans, which provides food, water, medicine, shelter, and education to vulnerable children in the name of Jesus Christ.
On October 4th, Thomas Rhett will host his first-ever charity concert event dubbed ‘Thomas Rhett & Friends’ to benefit the organization so close to the couple’s heart at Nashville’s The Old School. More on that event here.
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