Thomas Rhett revealed the most challenging part of having four kids under six years old when he co-hosted Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton back in May.
Rhett told Helton that the hardest part of parenting is that his children are “all in different phases of life.”
“[My wife Lauren and I] have four [children] under 6 years old. The most challenging part about [parenting] right now is they’re all in different phases of life,” he explained. “One is taking a bottle. One is talking but in diapers, one who’s talking and is real sassy, and then [my oldest daughter] Willa Gray who’s the golden child. It’s just managing the different facets.”
Rhett and his wife Lauren share four daughters, Willa Gray, 6; Ada James, 4; Lennon Love, 2; and Lillie Carolina, 6 months. Rhett and wife Lauren adopted their oldest daughter Willa Gray from Uganda back in 2017.
Rhett recently shared that he’s trying to figure out how to broach the topic of adoption with his oldest daughter.
“Adoption is one of the most beautiful things in the world and I don’t think at the beginning of it you go, ‘Oh, in like six years, I’m gonna have to start answering some really intense questions,’” the “Slow Down Summer” singer told Hoda Kotb on an episode of her podcast, Making Space. “It’s kinda like you go, what age is the right age? Because the world is moving so fast to have a conversation with a 6-year-old about that. Maybe I’m too old school to think that way, but I go, ‘Maybe we need to wait until she’s 10,'” he added.
Rhett also revealed if he and wife Lauren are planning on having more children during an interview with Access Hollywood back in March while promoting his album Where We Started.
“We’re taking a smidge of a breather right now,” Rhett said told the outlet at the time. “We need to come up for air for a little bit and let these [girls] grow up a smidge.”
“We may be done, we may not,” he added, sharing that he thinks Lauren would like to “round out” their family with five children.
In addition, Rhett answered another very important question: whether he and Lauren would ever adopt again.
“One hundred percent,” Rhett said in a conversation with Everything Nash. “I think right now with four under six, I think Lauren and I were really honest with each other, and we were just like, ‘Let’s take a pause for a four or five years, and kind of get the hang of what this is going to look like.’ But yes, adoption is 100 percent on our brains in the next four to five years. We would love to do that,” he explained. “Willa Gray talks about it all the time, and it’s something that’s been put on our hearts very heavily to do that again. We just don’t know when.”
Rhett’s daughters make frequent appearances on both he and Lauren’s Instagram pages, with his second youngest Lennon Love joining him in a video celebrating “Slow Down Summer” becoming his 19th No. 1 hit.