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Thomas Rhett Shares Snaps of Daughter Willa Gray on Her 5th Birthday with a Touching Letter — See Them Here

Olawale Ogunjimi
Nov 02, 2020
08:18 A.M.
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American country singer, Thomas Rhett had some touching words for his little girl, Willa Gray, in his sweet tribute to her as she turned a year older.

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Thomas Rhett's little daughter, Willa Gray, is ringing in her fifth year. Her dad celebrated her most sweetly in an Instagram birthday shoutout.

Rhett recently pulled at his fans' heartstrings with several snapshots of his daughter, displaying some of her memorable moments. The singer's caption was the highlight as he honored her with warm words.

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins attend the 2019 American Music Awards, in November 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins attend the 2019 American Music Awards, in November 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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The first snapshot was a throwback showing Rhett and a younger version of Willa Gray lounging in their home while enjoying father-daughter moments.

The next slide was no less heartwarming with little Willa Gray learning how to swing. Daddy was there to give the support needed. In his caption, Rhett briefly let fans know that his updates were quite simultaneous to Halloween and Willa's big day. He continued:

"...WG, you continue to amaze me with your heart, your kindness, your selflessness, and your hilariousness. You make me such a better human being, and I'm inspired by you…"

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Rhett, a country star, went on with his lovely tribute by praising Willa Gray for being the ideal big sister to her younger siblings. Many followers joined the happy dad in celebrating his oldest daughter as they lined their warm wishes in the comments.

Rhett, who understands the facets of fatherhood, reflected on the things dads do to ensure the smooth running of the home.

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Rhett and Lauren Akins, his wife of eight years, welcomed little Willa Gray to their family in 2017 after adopting her from a children's home in Uganda. At the time of adoption, Willa Gray was a little above one year old.

Leading up to their decision to adopt a child, Rhett and Akins tried several times to have kids. After the little girl joined the family, the couple welcomed two kids, Ada James, and Lennon Love.

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Besides making his mark in music, Rhett holds fatherhood as an utmost priority. Early this year, he treated fans to a heartening tune about fatherhood. Rhett wrote the song with his dad and fellow star, Rhett Akins, to help drive home his point.

Rhett, who understands the facets of fatherhood, reflected on the things dads do to ensure the smooth running of the home, including watching their kids grow up to have their own families.

Some months ago, Rhett opened up about the realities of being a dad to a Black daughter in a world still combatting racial profiling. However, he noted that it was his fatherly duties to teach his daughters love amid the global prejudice.

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