Country star Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd are expecting their first child

23 October 2019, 10:47

Country star Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd expecting first child
Country star Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd expecting first child. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Happy news! Country music star Maren Morris has announced she is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Ryan Hurd.

The pair both announced the news on their Instagram accounts, confirming they are expecting a baby boy in March 2020.

Posting a snap of her baby bump alongside 32-year-old husband Ryan, Maren wrote: "The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the 'GIRL' headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out. See you in 2020, little one."

Singer-songwriter Ryan, who married Maren in March 2018, also posted a photo of the couple with Maren's baby bump on display.

He cheekily captioned the post: "MY BOYS CAN SWIM. BABY BOY HURD 2020! Look at her... cannot believe this life with this girl.

"Also, thank you George Constanza for this caption that I’ve been sitting on my entire life..."

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The couple first met when they were both up-and-coming songwriters in Nashville's music scene.

Maren Morris is expecting a baby boy
Maren Morris is expecting a baby boy. Picture: PA

Earlier this year, Maren told People the pair planned to start a family at some point.

The 29-year-old told the outlet: "If you’re going to get married, you have to have those talks beforehand anyways, and I definitely know that I want a family, and he would be such an amazing dad; he’s such a kid himself.

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"I love his family, and he loves my family, so we’ve definitely had those conversations, and they’ve been really fun and exciting."

Music friends of the couple rushed to post congratulatory messages, with Taylor Swift writing: "CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!"

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Lea Michele posted: "Omg congratulations!!!!," while Carrie Underwood said: "Congratulations!!!"

LeAnn Rimes added: "Oh wow! Congrats to you guys!!!!!," as Chase Rice wrote: "Congrats brother man."