10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Rhett And Lauren Akin’s Relationship

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Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins have easily become one of the cutest couple in country music! These high school sweethearts have known each other since they were in middle school and spent their childhood growing up together. Now married for almost four years, these two have been winning over country fans with their love story. Not only that, but Thomas Rhett has been climbing the country music charts with a number of hit singles like “Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” and “T-Shirt.” He’s only getting bigger and showing no signs of slowing down which makes us really happy! Thomas and Lauren are definitely not shy about showing off their love on the red carpet and on Instagram, but here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship:

10. How They Met

Thomas Rhett met his future wife, Lauren Gregory, all the way back in the first grade when they both lived in Valdosta, Georgia. They were in the same kindergarten class at Goodpasture Christian in Madison and became close friends while in the sixth grade. They both attended church camp together when they were 13-years-old, forming an even closer friendship, and at 15 they briefly dated for six months. But the relationship was short lived and they went back to being best friends. Thomas and Lauren both went on to have several other relationships. “I don’t think she really noticed me ’til we were 16. When I heard that she had ended her other relationship, I moved in for the kill. We kissed, and that was it,” he said.


9. Die a Happy Man

Rhett’s co-star in the video for his hit single “Die a Happy Man” is none other than his wife, Lauren! He said it took a lot of convincing to get her to do it, but of course she agreed and they even got to go back to their honeymoon spot in Oahu, Hawaii to film for it! Not only was Lauren in the video, but she was also the one who encouraged him to write it in the first place! In an interview with Billboard, Lauren told the background story: “We were in the car, and Tim McGraw’s ‘Just to See You Smile’ came on. I was like, ‘Babe, people don’t write songs like this anymore. It’s so sweet — it just melts your heart. Write a song like that! About something besides whiskey, beer or taking a girl home in a big truck.” The single ended up being one of the most-played country songs on the radio, won an Academy of Country Music Award and shot his career into full blown stardom.