Country music singer Sam Hunt confirmed exciting family news onstage last night. He has welcomed his first child! The “House Party” singer confirmed the arrival of his first child with his wife Hannah Lee Fowler.
While on stage at the Ryman Auditorium for the Star’s for Second Harvest charity concert in Nashville, Sam announced, “I recently had a baby girl named Lucy Lu.” The new dad gushed about his experience with fatherhood thus far with the audience sharing, “I think being out here, and in the music business and being out on the road, has sort of hardened my heart. My heart’s definitely a lot harder in a lotta ways since I left that small town.” The singer held back tears as he spoke about his daughter. “It’s amazing how that little girl melted that all away overnight a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been filled with a lot of gratitude these past couple of weeks. I just want to say up here on the Ryman stage how grateful I am to have been a part of Country music for the last 10 years.” While Sam mentioned his daughter has been in his life for a couple of weeks, it’s unclear when exactly she was born.
News that Sam and his wife were expecting a child was announced in a rather unusual way. In February, Hannah filed for divorce from the “Body Like A Backroad” singer citing “inappropriate marital conduct” and “adultery.” The filing also revealed that Hannah was pregnant. Hannah indicated in her filing that it was her belief that “all hopes of reconciliation are exhausted.”
In May it was revealed that the couple, who married in April of 2017, had called off their divorce. Though Sam has not spoken out publicly regarding the status of his marriage throughout the news. At the time, a source revealed to US Weekly that, “Sam is working on rebuilding his relationship with Hannah” and that the soon-to-be-parents were “both very focused on the baby’s arrival.” Sam did reveal in March that he and Hannah were working together on name ideas but that he “wants her to be in the world before we name her. I want to be able to look at her and decide what name suits her best.”
Congratulations to Sam and Hannah on the arrival of their first child! We wish them all the best as new parents.
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