Angaleena Presley shared news of her pregnancy on Aug. 11 with the help of Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe, her Pistol Annies bandmates.
During Miranda’s Bandwagon Tour in Dallas, Ashley and Angaleena joined Miranda onstage, but before they dropped a note, Miranda dropped the news: “Since we’re at a hometown show and both [Ashley and Angaleena] are married to Texans, we wanted to share some big news with you. See, one of us is drinking, one of us is smoking and one of us is not taking our pill! Holler Annie’s having a baby, everybody!”
“When I turned 40, my husband and I decided to put the decision to have a baby in the hands of fate,” said Angaleena. “A year and a half after we ‘stopped being careful,’ we were blessed with two pink lines. To say the least, we were both shocked and overjoyed. As an outspoken female artist, I feel like this is just one more thing that I’m meant to take on in this life. I’m ready to rock being an older mom. I have an 11-year-old son who’s so excited to be a big brother. A long time ago, Lori Mckenna, one of my favorite artist/songwriter moms, told me it would be easier to have another one when my first one was old enough to babysit. I guess I took that to heart.”
This will be Angaleena’s first child with husband Jordan Powell, who she married in 2012. Angaleena has a son, Jed, from a previous relationship.
Angaleena’s baby is due in January.
Congrats to the happy family.
photo by Jason Simanek