All the Southern Stars Who Cannot Handle the Snow Storm Sweeping the Country
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and more share how they're coping — or not — with winter storm Inga
Southern stars are getting cold feet over the rare snow storm sweeping the country.
New York-based celebrities or West Coasters who frequent ski hotspots like Aspen and Lake Tahoe are perfectly used to snowy weather (and even the occasional ‘bomb cyclone‘), but for many a star based below the Mason Dixon, a dusting of the frosty stuff is an uncommon occasion — and let’s just say some are coping with the current winter storm, Inga, better than others.
Miranda Lambert found herself in a slippery spot on Tuesday, when just a few inches left her “#snowedin” at her home.
“Hello, this is me literally pulling my luggage to my bus in a little red wagon because I am trapped on my hill and I’m leaving for tour in four hours,” she narrates in a video dispatch from the front yard, where she’s bundled in a ski jacket, scarf, knit hat and furry boots. “It’s the most cliche, ridiculous thing that’s probably ever happened to me. So you’re welcome.”
“Oh god,” she can be heard exclaiming as she trudges down the driveway in a second video clip. Luckily, she “made it to the truck,” she announces victorious at the bottom. “And now I gotta walk back up.”
Ludacris is holding it together in College Park, Georgia, after Winter Storm Inga brought snow to the Atlanta area. “Now my cribs sittin on 22 snowy acres,” he writes alongside a photo of his traditional-style estate.
The rapper also shared a sweet snap of wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue and two of his daughters. “We live to make the best out of situations,” he says, adding #daddysgirls.
Leakes shared a video of her backyard where her pool is open and fountains are on despite the freezing temperatures, captioned “Baby it’s cold outside,” with a crying emoji. Parks also shared a video of “my backyard,” and a meme poking fun at the state’s reaction to winter weather: “Sorry folks, Georgia is closed,” it reads.
Erin Napier of HGTV’s Home Town, documented the wintry scene in her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi and joked that the state “ain’t playin this year.” The new mom — she welcomed a daughter, Helen, with husband Ben Napier in January — captured a previous dusting of the white stuff in December, noting it was the town’s first snow since 2014.
Winter Storm Inga has dumped several inches and brought freezing temperatures to much of the American South this week. The snow and icy conditions are affecting Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, southern Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 83 counties in his state due to icy conditions. Airports, schools and some government offices also closed.