Sam Hunt Reveals Sex of Baby He's Expecting with Estranged Wife: 'Year Revolves Around That Big News'

The musician and estranged wife Hannah Lee Fowler are set to welcome their first child in May

Sam Hunt attends the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Sam Hunt is going to be a girl dad!

"I haven't talked about this, but I have a little girl on the way," the 37-year-old country star revealed while serving as a guest co-host for Country Countdown USA this week.

He added that the baby, his and his estranged wife Hannah Lee Fowler's first child, is due "in about 8 weeks."

"I blocked out two months at the end of May and early June. Really this year revolves around that big news in my life," Hunt said.

Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler
Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler. Getty

When longtime host Lon Helton asked Hunt if he's sought advice from anyone about being a dad, Hunt said he and singer and songwriter Russell Dickerson, who welcomed a son in September 2020, recently discussed "fatherhood."

"I sawRussell Dickerson a few weeks ago, we talked about fatherhood, I tried to pick his brain. Over the last 4-5 years, I've had a lot of buddies who've had their first kids. So I feel I'm ready for it."

As for a baby name, Hunt said he and Lee Fowler haven't settled on one yet, adding that he's waiting until their baby girl makes her anticipated arrival.

"We're thinking about it," he said. "I want her to be in the world before we name her. I want to be able to look at her and decide what name suits her best."

Hunt and Fowler had not publicly announced they were expecting, however, it was revealed when Fowler filed for divorce last month. The documents said that Fowler is pregnant and due to give birth in May.

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Fowler is asking for alimony, child support and primary custody of the child, as well as for each party to be "awarded their respective separate property."

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The "Body Like a Back Road" singer and Fowler dated on and off for many years before they reconciled in 2016 and were married a year later.

She served as inspiration for much of Hunt's debut album Montevallo, which he named after her Alabama hometown.

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