Thomas Rhett has a big secret to keep during filming CMA Fest in June.
Rhett and his wife, Lauren, are expecting their third child. An announcement they recently made, but the “Happy Man” singer said it was hard not to say anything while filming the special that will air this Sunday.
“It’s always really hard to keep secrets like that,” he told People. “Naturally, you are excited and want to tell everyone, and Lauren and I have always been pretty open with our fans, so it’s nice for the news to finally be out there. And yes, work-wise it can be challenging. It was definitely a little tougher leaving for the stadium every night knowing I was not only leaving Lauren to fly solo with two kids, but also that she was pregnant and dealing with that, but she’s incredible.”
This will be the third time Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini have co-hosted the event together.
“We’ve toured together, written together, been insecure and celebrated together, had double dates, and have just become like brother and sister,” she said to the publication. “It’s really a gift to have someone in the same industry as you that you can have the real conversations with and look up to. He’s a good one, and I’m super grateful for his friendship.”
“CMA Fest: The Music Event of the Summer” will air at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC.