Jake Owen was close to his daughter’s side on her second birthday — which they spent in the hospital.
Owen, 39, revealed on Instagram how his little girl Paris Hartley, whom he shares with fiancée Erica Hartlein, spent her birthday at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
“Our little sweet Paris is TWO years old today. Never imagined spending her bday in the hospital,” he captioned the photo.
“Thanks to everyone at @vumcchildren for being so helpful and caring for her,” he continues.
“She seems to be doing a lot better and Erica and I are very thankful and overwhelmed by the kindness and support that so many of y’all out there have shown to us.”
Owen adds, “Hoping to go home soon and blow some candles ???? out! Love y’all ❤️”
The singer did not reveal the reason for his daughter’s hospitalization. Owen, who is also dad to 8-year-old daughter Olive Pearl with ex Lacey Buchanan, welcomed his first child with Hartlein in April of 2019.
He revealed the news during an appearance on ABC’s I’m Coming Home special, which aired on Thanksgiving 2018.
“This’ll throw you guys for a loop,” Owen told his parents and fraternal twin brother Jarrod while they lounged by the pool. “[We] haven’t told anyone, but Erica and I will be having a little addition to our Owen family.”
Back in June, Owen revealed to Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam podcast about life at home under lockdown – saying he was forever grateful for the extra family time.
“I can’t tell you how much this last month … being home every day and the simple things of watching my little girl, as a 1-year-old, crack up laughing in the morning while we’re feeding her a bottle,” he said. “Usually I’d be calling her from wherever, from a bus, a parking lot … it’s been a really big blessing.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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