On November 21, 2021, Taylor Dye – one-half of country duo Maddie & Tae – announced she was expecting her first child with husband Josh Kerr.
“Baby Kerr is joining us earthside in spring ’22,” the duo wrote on Instagram.
Weeks before, it was announced that Maddie and Tae were headlining CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour with special guests Callista Clark and Sacha, so we thought we’d be seeing a pregnant Tae on stage!
On December 27th, the duo announced that they would be postponing the tour because Tae had been placed on temporary bed rest, assuring fans she and the baby were doing great.
On January 12, Tae revealed just how long she had been in the hospital on bed rest – for one entire month.
“Today marks 1 month of being in the hospital. T went in for a routine check up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted and we have been here since. Our sweet girl is doing great, she is just a little more excited than she is ready to be in the world. This hasn’t been easy but we’re leaning on God and trusting His plan. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers,” she wrote.
Just five days after that post was made, it was announced that Tae had given birth to a baby girl 3 months early. The couple named her Leighton Grace Kerr on January 17 and she weighed in at 2lbs, 5oz.
The duo shared a few photos, including Kerr holding Leighton’s foot showing just how small she is.
The caption read, “Leighton Grace Kerr, born January 17, 2022 // she’s beautiful, strong and everything we have ever dreamed of. she decided to be a Capricorn like her daddy. we already can’t wait for the day we get to finally take her home.”
See the birth announcement below.