Country star Jason Aldean just announced his family has gotten a little bigger.
The singer and his wife, Brittany Kerr Aldean, welcomed their second child together, a baby girl, on February 4, 2019. The proud father posted the news on his Instagram, along with a precious photo.
Aldean already has a pair of daughters, Keeley and Kendyl, whom he shares with ex-wife Jessica Ussery, as well as a baby boy named Memphis, with former American Idol contestant, Kerr.
The couple announced the name for their new arrival, and it’s a unique one: Navy Rome.
Navy, which is of Latin origin for “ship,” is also closely associated with the dark blue color that shares its name. The couple says there is no special meaning behind the choice of name, even despite the fact Aldean’s grandfather used to serve in the Navy. The inspiration for Navy’s middle name, Rome, was shared by Aldean in an interview last month.
“Like with Memphis, we made a list of names that we liked, and we’d go back every once in a while, and names that had fallen off we’d take off the list,” he said. “Britt wanted to name Memphis ‘Roman’ and I wasn’t really feeling it. So when it came time for Navy, she asked, ‘Do you care if we give her the middle name Rome?’ and I was like, ‘Works for me.'”
Aldean added that it “doesn’t get much more common” than his name, Jason, so he wanted his children to have “unique” names.
“Not weird, but unique,” he clarified.
Aldean joked on Instagram that Navy looked “identical to her older brother,” and he added that he and his wife were “so excited to watch what life has in store for this little princess.”
On her own Instagram account, Brittany has called her daughter “7lbs 12oz of pure preciousness.”
The successful delivery was welcomed news for the couple who have been very open about their fertility difficulties, including their decision to use in vitro fertilization (IVF) for both Memphis and Navy’s conceptions after Brittany’s diagnosis with endometriosis.
“The IVF was probably harder than the actual pregnancy, for me, because it was just such a roller coaster and so difficult,” Brittany explained. “It’s such high highs and such low lows, and no one really knows that you’re going through it all so you have to just put on a game face and pretend that you’re not giving yourself shots in your stomach every day, all day.”
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Yesterday Jase and I passed the fertility center that was basically our second home for over a year and a half. The memories came rushing back… so many smiles and so many tears during that time. Yes, there was loss but there was also success. As I look through these photos I can’t believe that we are about to have our second baby. WHAT A BLESSING♥️ Our hearts are so full and we are so excited but I wanted to take a second and say to the families/ladies that are praying for a child.. that would do ANYTHING to become pregnant… I understand your struggle and pray that you know you are not alone♥️♥️♥️
For now the couple say that four children are more than enough to keep them busy, and they have “zero plans” for another child, but as all parents know, never say never.