Lauren Akins Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 07, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Jun 16, 2022
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Lauren Akins is an American philanthropist and the spouse of country singer Thomas Rhett
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About Lauren Akins

Lauren Akins, née Gregory, is an American writer born on November 8, 1989.

She is a nurse and philanthropist, Instagram celebrity, internet personality, and the celebrity partner of Thomas Rhett, an American folk music vocalist. Her book 'Live In Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes' appeared on the New York Times best-selling book list.

Lauren discusses her early bond with Thomas Rhett in 'Live In Love' and how they met as teenagers. She shares her intimate experiences of the challenge of marrying her dearest friend Thomas, a renowned country singer, and songwriter. She described the fight to make her own name in the backdrop of her hubby’s stardom.

Her early years were spent in Tennessee with her siblings, Grayson and Macy Akins. Thomas and Lauren Akins welcomed their two daughters, Willa Gray Akins, a native of Uganda, and Ada James Akins, their biological daughter, in 2017.

Lauren Akins is active in social media. She is an Instagram star. She has 2.7 million followers on her Instagram account as of May 2022. She frequently shares her family photos on social media platforms.

Lauren Akins’ Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lauren Akins’ net worth?

The net worth of Lauren Akins is around $5 million. Thomas Akins' net worth is also about $5 million. He has earned his net worth from his career in singing, songwriting, and acting.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lauren Akins?

Lauren Atkins is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Lauren Akins?

Lauren Atkins was born on November 8, 1989. She turns 33 on her birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Akins joined Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, Tennessee, where she was born in 1989. Steve and Lisa Gregory are her parents. She is older than her two siblings, Macy and Grayson. Akins completed a nursing degree at the University Of Tennessee. She traveled to Honduras, Haiti, and Uganda to do humanitarian work.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lauren Akins’ partner?

Lauren Akins married Thomas Rhett in 2012.

Personal Life of Lauren Akins

On October 12, 2012, Lauren Akins married Thomas Rhett, a country musician, and songwriter. Thomas celebrates his birthday on March 30. He has three siblings. His father is also a singer-composer.

Lauren Akins and Rhett knew each other from elementary grade and became pals in junior high school. Their romantic relationship started in high school, though it eventually ran its course and they decided to remain friends. They met again after their university years. Thomas proposed to Lauren in 2011 and they got married in 2012. 

Willa Gray Akins, a newborn girl from Uganda, was adopted by the couple in 2017. Ada James Akins, their second child, was born in the same year. Thus, they became parents of two daughters in 2017. Their third daughter was born in February 2020. Her name is Lennon Love Akins. In November 2021,  Lillie Carolina Akins, their youngest child, was born. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lauren Akins is deeply committed to adoption and orphan care.

Akins works with 147 Million Orphans, a voluntary organization that works for child welfare in third-world countries. She contributed nearly $250,000 to the group at a gathering in October 2016. Willa Gray Akins, Akins and Rhett’s daughter, was born in Uganda. They adopted her in May of 2017.

Lauren Akins published her story, 'Live In Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes', with Mark Dagostino. The book is a New York Times best-seller.

In May 2021, Akins launched the first season of 'Live In Love With Lauren Akins', an eight-episode podcast. She co-presented it with Annie F. Downs. Season two of the podcast was launched in October 2021.

Charity Work

Lauren Akins is a member of the Board of Executives of Love One International, a charitable organization working for seriously sick kids in Uganda. It provides lifesaving healthcare and rehabilitation programs. Akins has significantly expanded the organization through social media activities and the development of the Love+1 jewelry brand, the sales revenue of which helps the foundation’s philanthropic objectives.

Lauren Akins and her country singer-husband are also patrons of Kenya’s Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It saves and resettles orphaned elephants and protects Africa’s biodiversity.

She supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Home Street Home in Tennessee, which serves the homeless community in Nashville.

What awards has Lauren Akins won?

Lauren herself has not yet won any awards. However, Lauren Akins was delighted when her husband was honored with Male Vocalist Of The Year and his song ‘Die A Happy Man’ was declared Song of the Year by the Academy of Country music in 2017. He also won the Male Vocalist Of The Year award in 2019 and 2021.

Other Interesting Lauren Akins Facts And Trivia

  • As of 2002, Lauren Akins has 2.7 million followers on the popular mobile photo app, Instagram. Her handle on Instagram is @laur_akins and she is considered an Instagram star.
  • Thomas Rhett is also an Instagram star, as his page, @thomasrhettakins, has 4.5 million followers as of 2022.

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Lauren Akins Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Lauren Gregory

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175 cm

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Writer, Philanthropist, Nurse


University Of Tennessee

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Thomas Rhett


Lisa Gregory, Steve


Macy Gregory, Grayson Gregory
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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