Country star and former UAB quarterback Sam Hunt is expecting a baby with his ex-wife

It sounds a bit like the story of a country song: Sam Hunt has a daughter on the way with the divorcing wife.

During a recent stint co-hosting with Country Countdown USA, the country-pop star commented publicly for the first time that he and ex-wife Hannah Lee Fowler are expecting a child together.

“I have a baby coming in about eight weeks,” Hunt said. “I blocked two months at the end of May and the beginning of June. Really, this year revolves around this big news in my life.


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On Feb. 18, Fowler filed for divorce from Hunt, then withdrew the complaint hours and then filed again in another county, People previously reported. The divorce filings were the first time news of the pregnancy came to light. The child will be the first for the couple, who wed in 2017. TMZ first reported that Fowler had filed for divorce, accusing Hunt of “inappropriate marital conduct” and being “guilty of adultery.”

Hunt is known for modern-sounding R&B-infused country hits like “Body Like a Back Road,” “House Party,” and “Break Up In A Small Town.”

Before launching a music career, the Georgia native was a college football quarterback, including at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Middle Tennessee State University.

Hunt’s most recent single is the windy cut “23”, which reached number 10 on the Country Songs chart. “I imagine over the summer I’ll be releasing a few songs,” Hunt said on Country Countdown USA, “and hopefully the album will be finished later this year.”


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