Thomas Rhett tweeted a heartfelt message to wife Lauren Akins today, alongside a candid photo, for their 8th anniversary – and it’s beyond sweet.
It’s been an incredible year for country singer Thomas Rhett. The artist is 2020 Country Music Entertainer of the Year alongside Carrie Underwood and shows no signs of slowing down.
Rhett took a breather today, however, to wish his wife Lauren Akins a happy anniversary. Today marks their 8th year together in marriage, and the two are “stronger than ever.”
Happy 8 year anniversary @laur_akins. I have loved every second of our journey together. No matter how tough it has been at times you are a fighter and I thank you and the Lord every day that you wake up and choose love. You are my rock, my inspiration. I love you so much honey!Thomas Rhett, twitter
Pictured is his wife, Lauren, with their three daughters: Willa Gray, Lennon Love, and their newest addition – Ada James Akins. The snapshot is an adorably-candid look into their lives at home.
Marriage counseling for Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins has them “stronger than ever”
Rhett, son of singer Rhett Akins, is no stranger to the spotlight. Having been raised by a country singer, Rhett has always enjoyed being in the spotlight. He and his father even tour together, too. This penchant for living the celebrity life, however, has made trouble for his marriage in the past.
The couple claims they hit a huge snag in their relationship whilst Lauren was in Uganda. Rhett was still touring and living his usual life. Lauren, though, was pregnant and struggling with loneliness on the other side of the world. The two had a particularly terrible fight over the phone, and chose to seek therapy over it. According to a humbled Rhett, they came out “stronger than ever.”
“Coming on the other side of that, I feel like I learned so much from that experience,” Rhett adds in an interview with Bobby Bones. “It made me know that, in a marriage, you do have to figure stuff out. You have to talk about it. You’ve gotta be real about it. You’ve gotta be honest about it. Hopefully, there’s somebody else reading that chapter going, ‘Man, I’ve been in that same position. If they can work it out, we can work it out too.”