Jake Owen and wife Lacey Buchanan Owen, announced today the happy couple will be expecting their first child, a baby girl in November. The news was announced exclusively to People magazine, and afterwards, Jake tweeted “Greatest day of my life. Point blank. Best ever. Wow.”
The couple got engaged on stage at Jake’s show on April 7th and married a month later on the beach. ”From the day I met her, there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to marry her, and we always knew we wanted a family,” Jake tells People. “We actually found out Lacey was pregnant after I asked her dad for his permission.”
“The way we saw it, the baby news was a bonus on top of the engagement, but we didn’t want anyone to think we were getting married because Lacey was pregnant, and we wanted to celebrate our wedding first.” Lacey added “We didn’t want to go public with it until we found out if it was a boy or a girl. The pregnancy was just something we wanted to keep for ourselves for a little while.”
Jake Owen is currently on tour with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, on the Brothers of the Sun Tour, but he rushed himself home today from Ohio to Nashville to make his wife’s ultrasound appointment.
Both Jake and Lacey were surprised to hear they were having a baby girl, as Jake’s sister is a firm believer in the Chinese Birth Calendar, which told them they would be having a baby boy. “So when the technician said it was a girl, were were like, ‘Are you sure? She said she was as sure as she could be.”
“Not only do I have a beautiful wife I get to spend my life with, I’m getting a baby too! You know with other people’s babies, they’ll say, ‘Do you want to hold the baby?’ And I always am excited to do that, but then you have to give the baby back. Now we get to keep the baby!”
To celebrate the big news, Jake is heading to the movies tonight in Nashville and is inviting his twitter friends to join! If you’re in the area and want to see “Ted is Real,” then head on over to Bellevue at 7pm! The movie is on Jake!
@jakeowen: To celebrate our awesome news, we are going to a movie tonight in Nash. Wanna join? 7pm. Bellevue 8. Gonna see Ted is Real. I’m buyin.