Stephen Barker Liles and Wife Jenna’s Baby Girl Is Here
It’s a country music baby boom, and the latest to contribute is Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft, whose daughter, Rayni Bell, was born Thursday (June 8). Naturally, the singer and his wife, Jenna couldn’t be happier to bring their second child into the world.
“Everything went smoothly and our doctor was amazing,” Liles, 33, tells People. “We feel so blessed and excited to start this next chapter. I admire my wife so much. She is such an amazing mom! I’m a lucky man.”
Liles also shared a sweet photo of his now four-person family, including his 3-and-a-half-year-old son Jett (donning a Nashville Predators jersey in light of the Stanley Cup Finals, of course) looking lovingly at his new baby sister.
“He brought Rayni a new little lamb stuffed animal and she gave him a new hockey helmet! He didn’t want to let anyone else hold her,” Liles shares.
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The couple announced their pregnancy with a festive holiday photo in December, also revealing the baby’s gender, which they clued fans in to with pink balloons. In between Predators fan photos, Liles has been posting photos in recent days (both on his own Instagram feed and his son’s) eagerly awaiting the arrival of his daughter, clearly anxious to meet her as soon as possible.
Love and Theft recently announced they would be donating proceeds from their particularly poignant song “Love Wins” for a month to victims of the tragedy in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert a few weeks ago.
“In light of the recent tragedy in Manchester we wanted to give back in some way,” Liles explains. “For us, the best way we know how is with our music.” The band signed with Curb Records in 2016, and “Love Wins” is their most recent release.
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