10 Times Thomas Rhett’s Family Made Us Smile this Year

Can we just say one thing? The Akins are FAMILY GOALS.

Thomas Rhett Akins is a such family man.

As if we didn’t already love the high-school sweetheart couple, he and wife Lauren, recently grew their family by two.

Since Thomas and Lauren are legit family goals, Celeb Secrets Country has narrowed down the top 10 moments the Akins fam made us smile this year.

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10 Times Thomas Rhett’s Family Made Us Smile this Year…


The couple shocked the world when they announced they were not only pregnant with their first child together, but that they were also adopting a child from Africa. Lauren posted this photo on Instagram for the big announcement using the hashtags, #adopting&pregnant #cominginhot2017


Our hearts melted the day the couple welcomed home their adopted child, Willa Gray Akins, from Uganda for the very first time. Rhett posted to Instagram ending with, “The Lord has blessed us with the most amazing little girl we could have ever dreamed of and we can’t wait to watch her grow up. #daddyforreal.”

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YALL 😩🙌🏼😭💗 Our baby girl is hommmmeeeeee 🎈🇺🇸💙🇺🇸🎈 Thank you Jesus for bringing our family together on the same continent finally 🙂 little cutie Willa Gray Akins came home yesterday after completely stealing our hearts in Uganda over a year ago & we're sooooo happy we just can't stand it 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 • • • **PARENTS OF THE YEAR: thank you mom & dad for bringing her home since this pregnant mama is officially grounded due to baby Akins #2 coming in August 😩💚💚 • • • **FRIEND OF THE YEAR: thank you sweet @kaileydickerson for capturing some of the most special moments for us & for traveling with me to Uganda and back😘💗💗 • • • ** our FRIENDS & our FAMILY OF THE CENTURY: y'all have walked through and prayed through every single moment of this adoption with us, were our ROCKS through it all, kept it a secret, and truly had faith & hope for us when we felt like we had none left. I could cry thinking about each one of you-y'all know who you are & we are beyond blessed with our community God has given us🙏🏼 we love y'all more than any words could come close to describing. I might just throw you all a giant party celebrating y'all 😭😭💪🏼🙌🏼😘😘😘😘 • • • BRB STILL FREAKING OUT OUR DAUGHTER IS HOME 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸😩🌈👼🏾💪🏼🎉🙏🏼😭🙌🏼💚🎈💗💗

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The perfect caption used by Lauren for this picture perfect moment she captured while in Times Square. Willa Gray looks like she could get used to this city life while her dad smiles ear to ear.

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💛 + 💥 [ h e a r t e x p l o s i o n ]

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Willa joined her rockstar dad on his Home Team Tour in early 2017. Rhett joked his daughter was, “looking for management,” in the caption. If she doesn’t pick up her dad’s guitar, we know she has a future in modeling. Could she be any cuter?

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Looking for management 😂📸

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Thomas Rhett definitely had the star of the show on his arm at the CMT Music Awards 2017. Glowing Lauren rocked her green gown and baby bump as she stood proud by her hubby who was nominated for Male Video of the year. His single, “Star of the Show” earned him the nomination, a song Rhett says he wrote for his wife.

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👌@laur_akins @gucci

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The new family of 3 celebrated Father’s day soaking up the sun. Lauren shared this adorable moment of the trio taking a break to thank her “Baby Daddy.” ADORBS.


The fam celebrated Independence Day in matching patriotic attire. Lauren posted to Instagram captioning, “Georgia boy, Tennessee Girl, Uganda cutie pie= our new all American Family.Thankful for the men & women of our country who give us this freedom and make our sweet family possible. #happybirthdayamerica”

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The best

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The family portraits made our emotions explode. Could they be anymore perfect? Willa Gray is just a DOLL. Lauren is straight out of a storybook, and I mean hello, it’s Thomas Rhett.


First of all, is Lauren Akins even real? She rocked that bikini with her baby bump that had her absolutely glowing. Pretty sure we would all like to look like Lauren Akins while pregnant. Second of all, who wouldn’t like to be married to Thomas Rhett? This picture screams couple goals. Rhett posted the photo with the caption, “Can’t believe we will have a new born not too long from now. 36b weeks and 100% smoke show.” AWWW.


On August, 12th 2017, the couple welcomed their second daughter, Ada James Akins into the world. The princess weighed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces of pure perfection and the first photo had us all in tears. Willa Gray got a baby sister and the family became four. We can’t wait to watch them live happily ever after.


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Written by Taylor Stanford

Taylor holds a BA in Journalism & minor in communication studies.
She has a background in broadcast TV and digital marketing. With a passion for music, she loves to chat with artists about their work. She finds joy in travels, good conversations, & vinyl records.