Preston Brust is set to become a father again.
The LOCASH musician Preston Brust—who’s up for two awards at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards—and his wife Kristen are expecting their second child, the singer’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Sharing the happy news alongside their 2-year-old daughter Love Lily, the family of three says in a statement, “With full hearts, we’re excited to announce we have a new roommate movin’ in this August!”
you are so,so cherished & it is an honor to carry you. our sweetest rainbow baby, our prayers have been for forty toe nights. little lion heart, you are a gift. a new level of leo season in our house starts in August. 🖤 we love you the most of mosts. ((📷::: @mingo_house )) #mybrustcollection #mywholewholesoul #cuzthatswhatlionsdo #theyhavemorelions #BrustorBust #littlebittybabylion #ihaveonunderweariswear
The couple’s pregnancy news comes after they suffered a miscarriage in 2017. Sharing the emotional and heartbreaking experience on her blog, Kristen wrote that they first learned there were complications with her pregnancy when she was nine weeks pregnant, after they went in to have an ultrasound.
“Having a daughter, almost 1 year old, we knew what the screen would show and we were prepared to fall in love all over,” she continued, adding that instead they were confronted with “a tiny glimpse of something, but not developed enough to make out head from sweet little tail.”
Ten days later, after going in for a second ultrasound, the couple learned they were entering a chapter which Kristen called “wait to lose.”
a lion in heaven. now, a lion for earth. 🌈 we’ve stayed private a long time. this baby is different. our lion of God indeed. every heartbeat heard, both glimpses of its sweet face have been a soul relieving. it’s hard to describe what ‘cautiously excited’ feels like. some of you know exactly what i am saying. and everything i am not. i also know there are a community of stunning souls that do not know life after death. as much as i can carry, love, honor, cherish this experience on behalf of your gorgeous hearts, i am doing just that. your story is huge part of my heart now. knowing rainbows find people differently is something i am in wonder of daily. i hope you know you are a piece of my heart ••• both of my hearts. you are my Ones. you are the light and healing to me. and every story is different but still the common thread is the same. bravery and love. ((📷::: @mingo_house)) #mybrustcollection #mywholewholesoul #littlebittybabylion #brustorbust #cuzthatswhatlionsdo
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Finally, on Jan. 17, “God took our baby. twenty short days after our first ultrasound,” Kristen wrote on her blog.
“The greatest lesson in all of this is about empowering yourself to recover. That you need to heal,” she remarked, adding that most importantly, women who have suffered miscarriages should also remember that they’re not alone.
Kristen added, “Remember this, this one in three walks with you. I am one in three. I have lost. I am one.”
it’s forty toe training 🖤 Love’s comment on her big sister promotion ::: “imma going to take the baby to church mama!”. sounds accurate & pretty much like everything i could dream of Love Lily. blessed beyond measure. ((📷::: @mingo_house )) #mybrustcollection #mywholewholesoul #littlebittybabylion #LoveNotes #thisbabyhasanAgentbigsister
Shortly after the birth of their daughter, the couple told PEOPLE, “Love has changed our whole world.” Explaining how they came up with their daughter’s unique moniker, the singer and his wife shared their baby girl’s middle name is a tribute to Kristen’s grandmother.
And as the couple headed home from the hospital, they received an unexpected sign from Kristen’s OB/GYN they had chosen the perfect first name for their child.
“As she finished for the night and headed to her car, she turned on the radio only to hear LOCASH’s hit single ‘I Love This Life,’ ” they revealed. “It was such a jaw-dropping moment that she not only had just delivered Love Lily Brust, but proof that this name was a perfect fit.”