Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins welcome 4th child: '4 under 6 here we go'

"Our family couldn’t be more over the moon about our littlest joy."

November 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins have announced the birth of their fourth child.

Rhett, 31, shared a photo with their newborn on Wednesday, revealing her name is Lillie Carolina Akins and she was born Nov. 15.

Alongside the sweet photo, taken from the hospital, he wrote, "7.5 pounds of pure joy🙌 @laur_akins you are my hero. Watching a child being born is legit a miracle. 4 under 6 here we go!"

Akins also shared a photo with Lillie, captioning her post, "Our family couldn’t be more over the moon about our littlest joy 🤍"

She also included lyrics from "Jireh," a song by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music, alongside her photo: "If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendor/How much more will He clothe you?/If He watched over every sparrow/How much more does He love you?"

"Just love hearing her name as the sweetest reminder of how much God cares for us 🤍" she wrote about the lyrics.

The couple, who are already parents to 6-year-old Willa Gray, 4-year-old Ada James and 1-year-old Lennon Love, announced in May that they were expecting their fourth.

In the country singer's announcement, he said they were "pumped" to be having a girl.

"Feel free to buy all the merch you want, knowing that all the proceeds are going straight to all these weddings I’ll be paying for one day!" he joked alongside a snap of him and Lauren posing while cradling her bump.

Earlier this year, he also spoke about how being a father has changed him.

"Every couple years, I feel like I've learned a major life lesson without even knowing it," he shared. "I think when I first had kids, I might've been the most impatient person in the world. Now I look at my patience level today and I'm like, 'Dang, I can withstand a lot now.' I think you're either forced to do that or you're just gonna be miserable."

He added that having children has also helped him to become a "better friend" and he feels he's grown into becoming a "better, patient, more loving husband."