Chris Stapleton is now a father of four!
The country star Chris Stapleton has welcomed twin boys with wife Morgane.
On Sunday at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, Stapleton — who turned 40 the same day — won the album of the year title for his LP From a Room: Volume 1. After the honor was announced, host Reba McEntire took the stage to share more happy news.
“Those little rascals came a little bit early,” McEntire said, adding that Stapleton and his wife were home in Nashville with their new babies. “Hot off the press!… Twin boys.”
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 16, 2018
The couple, who wed in 2007, are already parents to a son and daughter but have chosen not to publicly reveal their names.
Later in the night, Stapleton also won male vocalist of the year.
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Morgane first shared the news of their little ones on the way in an Instagram post marking the spouses’ tenth wedding anniversary in October 2017. “14 years, 2 babies, & 2 more on the way. Happy 10 year anniversary babe! You make my whole world go round,” the expectant mother captioned a black-and-white portrait of the couple.
“I think I laughed for about 20 minutes straight when they told us. I was just shocked,” he told Today‘s Willie Geist about his initial reaction to the baby news. “I didn’t know what else to do. … I was in shock. Shocked is the only word.”
“It wasn’t a laugh, it was more like a giggle. He giggled for like 25 minutes,” added Morgane.
During the pregnancy, the pair chose not reveal the sex of their third and fourth child but their eldest kids were hoping for a baby brother and a baby sister.
“They want one of each so they each get a new buddy, that’s what they say,” the mother-to-be said about her son and daughter’s predictions of a little brother or sister. “I’ll see what I can do,” she also joked. “I don’t want to find out but the kids want to find out so I think we’re gonna find out. I lost that fight.”