Thomas Rhett Gushes Over "Amazing" Relationship With Wife Lauren Akins: See a Timeline of Their Romance

See what the singer just told E! News in an exclusive interview!

By Jess Cohen Sep 23, 2017 10:09 PMTags
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Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins are so in love!

The couple has known each other since kindergarten and they share their love for each other with us on social media. E! News caught up with Thomas Rhett at his Home Team Pop Up Store on Friday. The pop up store is located in Los Angeles this weekend and it's something Thomas Rhett has seen other artists do. The singer told us it's been fun to design certain things he would wear and that it's a different way to express his creativity not only in songs but in the fashion world. During our exclusive interview with Thomas Rhett, he gushed about his relationship with Akins.

While talking about writing songs about his wife and their relationship, Thomas Rhett told us that with his song "Life Changes" he went to Akins to see if she thought the song should be on his record. Akins response? She told him he could do whatever he wants!

"It's been amazing to have her complete full support," the singer told us.

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins' Romance Timeline

To celebrate their love, and their upcoming anniversary in October, let's take a look at a timeline of the couple's relationship below! And be sure to listen to Thomas Rhett's latest album Life Changes, which is out now!

Grade School

The couple was in the same kindergarten class and years later had a bit of a romance in high school...but it didn't last.


After parting ways for college, the two reunited at Akins' sister's graduation party in 2011. At the party, according to the Tennessean, Thomas Rhett confessed his love for Akins. "We stayed up 'til 4 a.m., kissed for the first time since high school," Thomas Rhett told the publication.

Six Months Later

About six months after Thomas Rhett made his love confession to Akins, the couple became engaged.

October 12, 2012

The couple tied the knot in October 2012. They've been married for almost five years now!

February 2017

Thomas Rhett and Akins announced they're expecting a child together in February 2017.

May 2017

In May 2017, the couple announced the adoption of their daughter, Willa Gray. Two months later, Thomas Rhett shared this cute pic of the family celebrating the Fourth of July.

August 2017

Akins gave birth to a baby girl, Ada James, on August 12.

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