Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, spent the weekend attending glamorous events leading up to the Grammy Awards in New York on Sunday night, Jan. 28.
The couple looked stunning on the Grammy red carpet as Thomas rocked a Gucci button-up shirt and Lauren stopped everyone in their tracks with her dark lipstick and sparkly black dress with spaghetti straps.
Even though they were rubbing shoulders with the music industry’s elite, Thomas and Lauren found themselves talking about their two daughters, Willa and Ada, quite a bit on the red carpet at the Grammys. E!’s Giuliana Rancic confessed that she feels like she knows Thomas and Lauren’s family really well thanks to following their Instagram accounts.
Thomas replied, “We try to keep it interesting.”
He then went on to explain how Willa is doing now that her little sister Ada has arrived.
“She was jealous at first, I think, but it’s so fun to watch her,” Thomas said. “She loves our little Ada so much. It’s been amazing watching her be a great big sister to her.”
Lauren then opened up about their long journey to parenthood. The couple started the process of adopting Willa from Uganda shortly after Lauren met the little one on a mission trip with the Christian charity 147 Million Orphans. They’d been trying to get pregnant, but it just hadn’t happened for the couple. Lauren felt it was ordained by God for them to go the adoption route with Willa.
As they continued the difficult process of navigating the international adoption process for Willa, Thomas and Lauren discovered they were expecting a baby as well. Willa came home just a few months before Lauren gave birth to their baby girl Ada.
Thomas and Lauren made sure Willa felt comfortable welcoming her baby sister into the home.
Lauren said, “I think it’s something that we just hoped for for so long. She was very fresh just coming to America, so it was something that we really wanted her to feel comfortable and not, that ‘You’re home and now this little one is coming in.’ So, I think I was more nervous that she wouldn’t feel comfortable.”
Willa quickly warmed up to her role as a big sister though, as you can see in this adorable Instagram post.
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So this is about 17 hrs post delivery & after I'd slept for the first time in about 58 hours so I'm still a bit zonked in the video, but this is when Willa Gray met Ada for the first time 💗💗I know everyone is wondering about WG & AJ and how they're doing together 😘 honestly it's taken WG a little bit of adjusting and she's been staying with family and friends off & on especially when Thomas Rhett leaves because I think it's impossible for me to recover, take care of our 2 pups and a newborn and a 21 month old all at the same time 😂 soooo Willa Gray hasn't been around a ton the last week but don't worry! There will be LOTS of sister time soon. And she LOVES Ada now. We're just working on being "gentle" right now haha She's home today and so is daddy so all is right in our world at least for a little bit 🙂 p.s. The fact that WG was showing AJ her bug bite meant she wanted to be friends with her right off the bat so we knew that was a good sign 😂 (sorry for the novel)
“I was like, ‘Do you want to give her a kiss?’” Lauren said. “She leaned over and kissed her, and it was just like, ‘Thank you, God.’ This literally could not be any sweeter.”
Looking back, Lauren and Thomas wouldn’t change any part of their difficult journey to bring Willa home to America.
“It is definitely the hardest thing we’ve ever been through,” Lauren said, “but I think it needs to be hard. You have to fight for that baby just like you do — I’ve done both now. I’ve had one biological and I’ve had one through adoption. It’s a battle to bring your child home. I just think it strengthens you as parents and as a team. It’s hard, but it’s so worth it.