Jason and Brittany Kerr Aldean Welcomed Their First Baby Together and His Name Is Pure Country Perfection
After a tough few months for country crooner Jason Aldean, the 40-year-old has reason to smile again: He and wife Brittany Kerr Aldean have officially welcomed their first child together!
The “They Don’t Know” singer was, of course, performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Vegas back in October when a gunman opened fire on the unsuspecting crown, killing 59 concertgoers and injuring more than 527. The singer cancelled a handful of concerts and made an emotional return to Vegas to visit victims with his wife in the wake of the shooting, but now, the couple is focusing their attention on much happier news as their little one has arrived just in time for the holidays.
The baby boy was born at 1:29PM in Nashville, weighing in at 9lbs 5oz, and his proud parents gave their sweet little babe a name fit for a country Royal: Memphis Aldean Williams. Awww!
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Memphis Aldean Williams💙 Born today at 1:29PM weighing 9lbs 5oz 🙈🙌🏼 There are truly no words for the love we feel🙏🏼 Thanks for the amazing support @jasonaldean and enduring all the hand squeezing and nail digging🤗 ... HANDS DOWN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!
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His beaming mama took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of herself holding her bundle of joy and wrote, “There are truly no words for the love we feel. Thanks for the amazing support @jasonaldean and enduring all the hand-squeezing and nail digging… HANDS DOWN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!”
Meanwhile, the new papa, who is already a father to two daughters from a previous marriage, 10-year-old Kendyl and 14-year-old Keeley, shared the same snap as his wife on his own account and gushed, “So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a roller coaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid.”
The artist opened up about potential monikers for his mini me to Entertainment Tonight back in June, teasing, “It will be something unique and different. Nothing crazy like a direction — East, West, North, South — none of that stuff. It will be something really cool… something that’s kind of unique is kind of our main goal.” We’d say it’s mission accomplished!
Congrats, you two!
What do you think about the baby name Memphis? Share with us @BritandCo.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)