How exciting! Chris Stapleton and his wife, singer-songwriter Morgane Hayes, have welcomed twins, Reba McEntire announced during the ACM Awards on Sunday, April 15. The country star won the award for Album of the Year but when his name was called and he didn't take the stage, Reba explained his absence to the confused crowd.
"Chris couldn’t be here cause Morgane’s expecting twins," she said onstage. "We just found out that those little rascals came a little bit early. Hot off the press! Twin boys." Their names have not yet been revealed.
Morgane previously took to Instagram on Monday, Oct. 30 to reveal they were expecting in a post commemorating her 10-year anniversary with her 40-year-old husband, Chris. "Fourteen years, two babies, and two more on the way. Happy 10-year anniversary, babe! You make my whole world go round," she captioned a sweet, black and white photo of the couple.
Chris and Morgane tied the knot in 2007 — they met while previously working at adjacent publishing houses — and are already parents to a young son and daughter. They have chosen not to publicly reveal the names of their two older kids.
Chris and Morgane on Oct. 18. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After Morgane confirmed her pregnancy online, her fans were quick to congratulate the country couple on Instagram. "Happy anniversary and yay! More wonderful babies! Love you both!" one person wrote with another sweetly adding, "So happy for you guys! All the love to you and the whole fam!" According to People, Chris actually spilled the beans about his growing family during his Dallas concert the weekend before they announced the happy news. "She’s the mother of my two kids, and she’s about to be the mother of two more," he told the crowd on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Fans are equally overjoyed about Chris' new additions, whom he has yet to share any photos of on his social media platforms. One Twitter user wrote, "Congratulations! God bless your family! And welcome to the world new baby Stapletons!" Another added, "Congratulations on the hat trick!" We're so happy for Chris and Morgane and can't wait to meet their new bundles of joy.