Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Wife Cassie Welcome First Baby: ‘We Feel Like Our Life Just Began’

Charles Kelley and Cassie McConnell
Kelley and McConnell attend the Vh1 Save The Music Musically Mastered Menu in 2015. Jason Davis/Getty Images

Welcomed into a world full of love! Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, introduced the newest member of their family, a baby boy, via Cassie’s lifestyle website, Womanista, on Thursday, February 11.

“Baby Kelley has arrived, y’all!” the couple announced shortly after their son’s birth. “Womanista founder Cassie Kelley and her husband, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, happily welcomed Ward Charles Kelley into the world at 9:20 a.m. (c) Thursday morning.”

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Ward was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20-inches long.

According to the site, Charles, 34, and Cassie “can’t stop staring at him and he hasn’t stopped chitchatting” since he arrived.

“He’s got momma’s nose and dad’s eyes and vocal chords and a head full of blond hair,” the post added.

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The Nashville couple first announced they were expecting last August, via a post on Womanista that featured the pair snuggled up on their couch holding mugs that read “mother” and “father.”

“We feel like our life just began today and are so grateful for a healthy baby boy in our arms,” they told the site on Thursday.

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In November, Cassie exclusively told Us Weekly that she couldn’t wait for Charles to become a dad.

“He’s so excited,” she said. “He’s gonna be just the best dad. We have a lot of nieces and nephews, so he’s used to being around kids, and he’s so incredibly calm and fun around them. We’re excited and ready for this next chapter.”

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