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Thomas Rhett On His Newly Adopted Baby: ‘Hoda Just Ruined Her!' | TODAY


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Country-pop star Thomas Rhett, guest co-host on TODAY’s Take, talks about Willa Gray, the adorable baby girl he just adopted with wife Lauren Gregory, who is pregnant. He claims Hoda Kotb “ruined” Willa Gray by giving her a taste of being on stage during his Citi Concert performance, and shares adorable video of the baby’s first encounter with tofu.
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Thomas Rhett On His Newly Adopted Baby: ‘Hoda Just Ruined Her!' | TODAY


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I was adopted by white people and was abused. My adoptive mother is narcissistic and has hated me since they got me. I was sent "home videos" and upon watching realized I wasnt in any of them. The vids where I was features, none of the aunts or uncles held me, talked to me, helped me, hugged me or showed me attention. When an uncle did play with me, he'd hold my curly hair, laugh and make fun of my "fro." I learned a couple weeks ago, demanding my adoptive mother to tell me why nobody cared. She casually said how they hsted biracial, adopted children. Mind you, she had already adopted another baby and had him for 3yrs before adopting me. She deliberately brought me into a racist environment. I'm 36,my adoptove dad killed himself 3 different ways. I was denied the right to grieve over his body. I was molested by the other adopted brother but was accused of wanting it. I was re-abandned at 24 Nd still ignored by 4 older siblings. I wish I had never been adopted

1 day ago

I just hope they know how to take care of her hair and are socially in tuned,,,, otherwise she's adorable & the seem like great parents

5 days ago

Congratulations! She's a doll! I hope they check out the Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care blog ❤️

2 weeks ago

Non-whites don't adopt white babies. We have to stop taking care of the world, and start taking care of our own people again.

3 weeks ago

He looked like Andy Warski at first lol

1 month ago

And when the child grows up, the very LAST man she will want to marry will be an African from Africa. She will want to dye her hair blonde and marry a European, because she will be ashamed of her own tribe and her own people.  That is the real tragedy.

1 month ago

What's behind the trend?

1 month ago

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.

1 month ago

Put a headband on her pretty lil head!!! And please take her to a Black hairstylist as she grows up....

1 month ago

Ok am I looking at the black version of Rachel Ray or what? Lol

1 month ago

Americans, taking black people from Africa since 1750.

1 month ago

Please learn to do her hair. Or pay someone to keep up with her hair.

2 months ago

Clicked on this because the baby isn't White! Welcome to the future, guys!

2 months ago

This is a beautiful and awesome example of a family unit. Everyone seems so obsessed with color, that they forget to notice the admiration in the eyes of Thomas, as he looks at his new baby girl. Him and his wife love this child..THAT is what is important..! Congrats to him and his wife on their pregnancy too. This world is full of too much hate. Let's smell the roses and see the beauty of us as a human race and stop with this artificial boundary of "race"!

2 months ago

i don't get why so many people get crap for adopting especially when it's outside of their race. I get that they're going to grow up differently and probably struggle, but I think it's much better for them to be in a loving home than growing up without one. Just be happy for one another jeez.

2 months ago

When I heard they were adopting I didn't think it will be this quick. It feels like they just announced they were adopting AND pregnant. Argh!! Willa is so freaking cute

2 months ago

It's not fair to the child to wrench her away from her own people, her own tribe, her own culture and her own ethnic identity, just so the couple can appear "politically correct" and assuage their imaginary "guilt" for being European.

2 months ago

perfectly put

2 weeks ago

@Sarah - Yeah, as "close minded" as millions of AFRICANS, ORIENTALS & INDIAN SUBCONTINENTALS WHO NEVER ADOPT AFRICAN CHILDREN.

1 month ago

Bramble T I can't even imagine being as close minded as you are

1 month ago

@Natasha - The best way to "give this child a better life" would be to GIVE MONEY TO HER RELATIVES IN AFRICA TO RAISE HER THERE, amongst HER OWN PEOPLE, her own tribe, to be PROUD OF BEING AFRICAN, instead of PRETENDING TO BE EUROPEAN.

1 month ago

NessaNote lol shut up, this couple is "her people" and I highly doubt anyone else in her home country could've took care of her in the way Thomas and Lauren do. It has nothing to do with PC, or white guilt, it's about giving a child who would've never had a chance a better life.

1 month ago

lol, i laughed so hard, your baby daughter KNOWS she does not like tofu!! did you see her face? Priceless!!!

2 months ago

I just love this family...Period

2 months ago

beautiful learn to comb her hair

2 months ago

Brianna Iniesta I sure do I teach people how to come their biracial or ethnic children's hair many people have problems with this because they really don't know how to come ethnic hair so have a good day

1 month ago

Brianna Iniesta yes good day

1 month ago

Kristie Riley do you know anything about her hair or how it's supposed to be?

1 month ago

Brianna Iniesta her texture her hair still needs combing

1 month ago

Kristie Riley it's her natural hair texture....

1 month ago

that guy has a life on stage? ..ok..no idea why/who he is professionally.. but it's cool he and his wife adopted a baby!..and he said his wife had been to uganda, i think he said a few times..was she a christian missionary??..or there for another reason??..this video clip was too short!..only a lot of basic details..but its awesome that they adopted..and looking at those few photos, they remind me of my own awesome multi-ethnic family! 👍👍☺☺

2 months ago

roxanneworld11 He is a famous country star, Thomas Rhett 👍

2 months ago

Mudshark city

2 months ago

"well she's a lazy bigger baby she sleeps a lot so...."

2 months ago

It was totally worth waking up early to watch this and his performances☺️☺️

2 months ago

I'm in the KKK

2 months ago

I find it odd that white people don't adopt white kids in America. Why Black and Asian?? From a social perspective, they are not going to understand what it's like being a POC in this world. For this instance, this is a black girl from Africa being raised in America. I get that kids need love and support of all races, but why not adopt from your own ethnicity in your own country. Bizarre.

2 months ago

She actually has a charity in Africa has tons of orphans she provides for and visits so often... Willa was one of them if I'm correct. She has her reasons.. idk why people always have something to say anyways when they don't do anything to make a difference. I don't see why race or location matters..we are all people.. trying to live and love...

3 weeks ago

Natasha Movesian Exactly! Being in foster care and being in an orphanage are completely different. Both aren't ideal but orphanages is not a good place for anybody, no matter how "good" it is.

1 month ago

FashionLoveSmile adoptees in America have it heaps better than foreign countries with more rights and laws protecting them. My parents adopted from both Uganda (same as them) and the US. We all know my US born sister would've been okay with our system, however the change in my African born sisters life is a miracle itself.

1 month ago

Also, countries such as Uganda do have a low rate of domestic adoption. People from other countries adopting them is realistically their only chance of being adopted.

2 months ago

Katie Gooding The cost of adopting from Africa is 40k. It's not cheaper at all. I'm in adoption groups and know people who have adopted too. Price shouldn't be the argument in the first place. If a parents child is in a foreign country then they're going to adopt from there

2 months ago

so this black girl is gonna be a stuck up white girl

2 months ago

robertjames12 I loved what you said , it was too funny.😅😅😅😅😅 Ms.Dot

2 months ago

I just hope they're socially aware and they realize that she'll have different experiences than them

2 months ago

Amongst her own people? Human beings are human beings

2 weeks ago

tigana ii

2 weeks ago

and I just hope other people who are different will continue to take an unusual and unpopular steps to do something great and eliminate mindless people who cannot see beyond their box. hats off to this couple who have done something so extraordinary remarkable. shame on the naysayers.

1 month ago

How kool is this, America wake up. We cry about every stinking thing.

2 months ago

Dorothy Stephens , thank you. 😊

2 months ago

Aubrey Loving I thought what you said was too cute. Thanks for the laugh😄😄😄😄 Ms. Dot.

2 months ago

I'm so sick and tired of these white privileged people coming to the rescue of the poor black desperate African babies. you want brownie points for that? hooray I'm a Christian. ..I'm adopting a black baby to prove I'm not racist! Hooray for me!stop exploiting black babies to make yourself look good for your "church". black babies are NOT props! #blackbabywhitesavioursyndome

2 months ago

alright so what I'm getting it you would rather let this poor beautiful baby more than likely die a early death, starve, and abused in a third world country with problems of their own than be adopted by a couple that love her dearly and can give her everything she needs and more because they don't share the same skin tone.

1 month ago

she's not white.If so I guess I am colored blind.Hey it's their life let them do what they want.

2 months ago

I have never understood why people don't adopt from their own countries. It's not like American doesn't have children who would love a caring home.

2 months ago

@Kaylia - The trouble with adopting or even step-parenting is that, no matter how much love and care and money the parents lavish upon the adopted  or stepchild, when the child becomes a teenager, they will start searching for their real biological parents, because they are dissatisfied with their adoptive or step-parents, feeling disconnected from their roots, and yearn to feel part of their real family, their real tribe.  And the race of the adopted child may not matter to you, but it will matter to the child.

1 month ago

Bramble T You know I was considering adoption when I get older, I will adopt a baby from anywhere the race doesn't matter to me
I'm terrified of the pain that comes with labor and childbirth so I really want to adopt a baby so bad

1 month ago

@Kaylia - SO WHY DON'T RICH AFRICANS, ORIENTALS & INDIAN SUBCONTINENTALS IN AMERICA EVER ADOPT AFRICAN CHILDREN?  Are they being "small minded", or just SENSIBLY PREFERRING THEIR OWN PEOPLE?  When are YOU going to adopt an African baby from Africa?

1 month ago

Mr Smith because regardless of your race living in America is a privilege, being a orphan in the US is a breeze compared to a third world country

1 month ago

I need someone adopte me too loll

2 months ago

Good on them. Children need parents to love and take care of them. More adults of all races need to come forward. I wish them all the best.

2 months ago

Bramble T the moment I read the illuminati I stopped reading. If a child doesn't have parents and they're in Africa and the child is in Europe giving that child parents is helpful. Should a child go hungry so they can stay in the tribe that can't take care of them? Should they risk death for that.

1 month ago

And when the child grows up, the very LAST man she will want to marry will be an African from Africa. She will want to dye her hair blonde and marry a European, because she will be ashamed of her own tribe and her own people.  That is the real tragedy.

1 month ago

@Rosie - They're NOT helping the child, any more than a rich African couple in Africa adopting a European child and raising it in Africa would be "helping the child", tearing it away from its own people and its own tribe.  STOP BEING SO POLITICALLY CORRECT.  This couple are just proving their allegiance to the Illuminati's Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, pushing Stealth Genocide Against Europeans.  They will be rewarded with fame and more money for pushing miscegenation.

1 month ago

Bramble T I don't know what that has to do with someone being nice enough to help a child. Seems like those people need to look into their wrongs and figure it out. No one is stopping. them from adopting. Unless you're insinuating that that is the appropriate reaction someone should have? That a caste system is correct?

1 month ago

It's fabulous adopting and giving a child a future where freedom is the fabric of life.

2 months ago

wow black baby,don,t look right,stay own race.

2 months ago

peter bynoe
get over it

2 months ago

So your logic is to then have black babies with no homes instead. Makes much more sense. Thanks racist.

2 months ago

You should learn, there is NO SUCH THING as "different races". Humans don't have biological differences to put us in "different races". It's the human race, so learn that fact once and for all. The old race thinking was done by Europeans centuries ago to justify their non existent superiority. Willa is loved and happy by her parents and part of a loving family.

2 months ago

Liz Harvey broken english

2 months ago

that's the face I make when I eat tofu and cavfefe

2 months ago

that too

2 months ago

thought it was" covfefe" not "cavfefe"

2 months ago

;)

2 months ago

That's funny!

2 months ago

white savior complex

2 months ago

poppykok5 your child is lucky to have you, and you are lucky to have him. please don't let an irrelevant nobody troll take away from the love and joy you have for each other. ❤❤❤

2 months ago

poppykok5 don't let the troll still your joy. You will probably encounter more as you raise that baby,sad reality.The truth is these trolls are unhappy with their lives and have never been loved as children.so don't mind their foolish opinions

2 months ago

aww this is so cute

2 months ago

lmfaoooooo 😂 she ain't like that tofu 😂😂😂😂 face was priceless

2 months ago

awwwww she's BEAUTIFUL 😍😍😍😍 Congratulations on the baby🌻

2 months ago

Thomas and Lauren's daughter is so stinkin cute! The look on her face when trying tofu was priceless!
Congrats on bringing Willa home and the new addition on the way!

2 months ago