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Thomas Rhett is waiting to have an adoption conversation with his daughter


Thomas Rhet doesn’t always have the right words.

On the April 4 episode of Hoda Kotbthe podcast of, Make room with Hoda Kotbthe country star admitted he recently fielded ‘really intense questions’ from his 6-year-old daughter Willa Gray—who he and his wife Lauren Akin adopted in Uganda in 2017.

“She asks questions all the time,” Thomas, 32, told the Today co-anchor. “She’s talking to Lauren, like, ‘When can we go see my friends in Uganda?'”

Although Willa Gray’s curiosity may grow, Thomas admitted he’s not ready to have an in-depth conversation with her about adoption just yet.

“You go, ‘Well, what age is the right age?’ The world is moving so fast it’s like having a conversation with a 6-year-old like that,” he said. “Maybe I’m old school that way, but I’m like, ‘Maybe we have to wait until she’s 10.

The “Unforgettable” singer admitted that he and his wife, who are also parents to biological daughters Ada James4, Lennon’s Love2 and 4 months Lillie Caroline– often struggle to find a balance between telling the truth and preserving the innocence of their children.

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