If ever there were an award for #couplegoals, Thomas Rhett and his beautiful wife, Lauren Akins would be a likely candidate for the win! The adorable pair, who are parents to four young kids, including daughter Ada James, 5, adopted daughter Willa Gray, 6, son Lennon Love, 2, and nearly one-year-old infant child, Lillie Carolina, have been going strong for many years.
On Wednesday (Oct. 12), they marked their 10th wedding anniversary. To celebrate the special occasion, Rhett turned to social media with a special tribute honoring his sweet bride.
The country superstar posted a touching reel and used a romantic, unreleased song called “Madly In Love” to set the tone for the display. For the clip, the platinum-selling artist chose to look back at some of the most important moments he has shared with Akins throughout the years.
The adorable video montage, which is bound to make hearts melt everywhere, begins with the Rhetts’ wrapped up in each other’s arms on their wedding day. Video footage then segues into throwback close-ups of Akins being goofy and looking as happy as ever. Several portions of the video feature the husband and wife planting kisses on each other at various points in their relationship. Other footage shows the pair celebrating other holidays and special occasions with cake and their children by their side.
“10 years with my best friend,” Rhett wrote in his caption below the video. “[Lauren Akins] I, legit, don’t know sometimes if you are a real person or an Angel.”
“I could not have dreamed up a better life if I tried,” he added. “10 years and 4 kids later, I love you more every single day. I love you so much! Happy anniversary babe❤️.”
There’s no indication whether or not Akins, who is also the author of a memoir called Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes, posted a clip of her own, as her Instagram is currently closed off to the public. However, she did share her hubby’s post in her Instagram story.
And this isn’t the first time Rhett has gushed over the love of his life and the brood they share. The 32-year-old hitmaker, who is currently on his Bring The Bar to You Tour, which concludes on Oct. 15, has been known to post loving messages and pictures featuring his wife and their wonderful children.
He even enlists his family to star in his music videos every now and then. The family appears in videos for songs like “Life Changes, “Look What Got Gave Her,” “and “Remember You Young.” Meanwhile, Rhett has featured his wife in music videos like “Die a Happy Man” and “Craving You.” And on his most current sixth studio album, Where We Started, Rhett hasn’t shied away from writing love songs about his wife, who has been the muse behind a whole host of tunes
Rhett and Akins share a lengthy history. In fact, the pair are high school sweethearts. The couple met back in elementary school and quickly sparked up a friendship. In high school they only dated for a short time on and off, and it wasn’t until years later that they re-connected. After dating for six months, the couple got engaged and said their “I Do” in October of 2012 – at age 22.
Boy how the years go fast! Congratulations to Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins on their milestone wedding anniversary and many wonderful years to come!