As part of chart-topping Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley has helped take country music by storm. Now he has another reason to sing: He and his wife, Cassie McConnell Kelley, are expecting a baby after six years of marriage.
“We’re almost four months and I’m due in February and we just found out that we’re having a boy, which I just get choked up thinking about and we’re thankful, we’re so — blessed isn’t a strong enough word,” Cassie said on Friday’s Good Morning America.
Cassie’s road to pregnancy wasn’t easy — in fact, it was a two-year struggle. “When you’re young and healthy and you’re ready to start a family you just don’t envision there will be any problems doing that,” she explained.
The couple went through months of negative pregnancy tests before visiting a fertility specialist in November. There, they learned that Cassie doesn’t ovulate regularly and also has a blocked Fallopian tube. “Our doctor told us we had a one percent chance of conceiving a child naturally without doing IVF,” Cassie said.
Then, just when the Kelleys planned to start IVF, Cassie said she and her husband were surprised to learn she was already pregnant. The baby is due in spring 2016.
Charles and Cassie tied the knot in the Bahamas in 2009. Cassie’s the founder of the women’s lifestyle site Womanista.
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