When Chris Stapleton goes home for the evening, he’s certainly not walking into an empty house! The country singer is a loving husband to wife Morgane Stapleton and a doting dad to five kids. The pair have kept their children out of the spotlight for the most part, but they can’t help but gush about parenthood to their fans.
Chris and Morgane met back in 2003 when they were both budding songwriters in Nashville. The pair got married in 2007. Throughout their 14-year marriage, they welcomed five children together. Their eldest son and daughter were born shortly after tying the knot.
At the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, host Reba McEntire shared with viewers that Chris and Morgane welcomed twin boys. They were born a month early during the ceremony. At the time, Morgane shared a sweet photo of the twins on Instagram to celebrate their arrival.
Five months later at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, Chris shared the names of his two eldest children with the public for the first time in his acceptance speech for the Male Vocalist of the Year award.
“Waylon and Ada, if you’re out there tonight, and the twin boys, and the one on the way, I love you so much,” he said.
Having a large family has also given Chris and Morgane so much joy in their lives. Even though the “Broken Halos” singer knows that his job takes him on the road a lot, he still tries to be the best dad possible. During the same CMA’s speech, he also thanked his family for always putting up with him.
“I’m real proud of this award. I want to thank my kids who put up with me being gone quite a bit and not always being as good of a dad as I would always like to be,” he admitted on stage. “I love you so much … you share me with all these people and I appreciate it. I want to thank my wife for always being my rock and taking care of me and helping me find the right thing to be and the right thing to do.”
In November 2018, Chris shared during a concert at Madison Square Garden that Morgane was pregnant with their fifth child.
“Some of you may know that we have four children,” Chris said. “We just had twins, about seven months ago. Now there’s four for us, but we’re going to make it five!”
Chris and Morgane welcomed their fifth child right before Mother’s Day in 2019. That same year, Chris and Morgane’s older children stepped out for a rare public appearance with their dad, walking the red carpet at the Toy Story 4 premiere.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on touring and live music for a while, Chris was thankful to spend more time with all five of his children.
“The silver lining and the mixed blessing during the pandemic for me is I’ve gotten to spend more time being a dad and being with my children than I’ve ever gotten to do certainly as a touring musician,” he said in an April 2021 press release. “I have three children under the age of three and I have two older ones that are 12 and 10. When I go in to get the boys in the morning, and I open the door, they say ‘Daddy’ before I even open the door, and I’ve never really had that before.”