Thomas Rhett Reveals Wife's Dad Gave Him Ultimatum Before They Dated

By Lindsey Smith

July 9, 2019

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren have a fairy tale type of love. The couple has known each other since they were kids and they have been best friends for just as long. The country crooner has melted hearts around the world with his countless No. 1 songs about his love and they share two beautiful little girls!

In a new interview, the "Look What God Gave Her" singer opened up about the beginning stages of their romance and admitted he needed a little push to go from friends to soulmates. "There was always something different about Lauren, and we both felt it, but we never figured it out," he said. "We were dating other people. In another world, we might have married them."

It wasn't until he was attending Lauren's sister's graduation that her dad confronted the singer and gave him an ultimatum about his daughter. "I’d loved that girl since high school, and I told her father how I felt. He said, 'If you don’t tell her, I’m going to.'"

Luckily, TR found the courage to tell Lauren the truth about his feelings for her and that he wanted to be so much more than friends. "It was a total Ryan Gosling moment. I said to her, 'I just want to kiss you one time. If you don’t feel anything, we can go back to being friends,'" he revealed. "I’ve learned this: It’s wise to confront things instead of holding them in. That creates resistance instead of resolution." 

And after that moment, the rest is history. Now, he gets to share every aspect of his career and life with his sweetheart and their kids.

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