Country Star Reveals He'll Be Welcoming Another Baby in Surprise Announcement

November 23, 2018Nov 23, 2018

"Barefoot Blue Jean Night" singer Jake Owen is going to be a dad again. Owen and his girlfriend Erica Hartlein are expecting their first child together.

This baby will join the country singer’s six-year-old daughter Olive Pearl. He revealed the happy news during Thursday night’s I’m Coming Home special on ABC.

In the video, Owen casually announces the news to his parents and his fraternal twin brother Jarrod. The family was sitting by the pool.

“This’ll throw you guys for a loop,” the 37-year-old said. “[We] haven’t told anyone, but Erica and I will be having a little addition to our Owen family.”

“Now I’m gonna turn really red!” Erica joked as the Owens celebrated their announcement, according to People.

“I hope it’s twins!” Owen’s mom chimed in while his dad added, “Gotta have a little boy!”

A rep for Owen confirmed the news to PEOPLE. The baby is expected in late spring or early summer.

In April, the “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” singer opened up to PEOPLE about being a father. He recalled flying down to Florida to be with his daughter, who goes by Pearl.

“I went down and hung out with her and she was pretty excited to show me her teachers and all the stuff she’s learning,” said Owen, who split from Pearl’s mom Lacey in 2015 after three years of marriage. “She’s learning Spanish and reading right now.”

He added, “It was a super big deal to me, but it’s so fulfilling to see her be so excited to show people her daddy. To her, I’m not the singer Jake Owen, I’m just dad.”

Congratulations to Jake and Erica. May God bless their growing family.

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