Kelly Clarkson cries while Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins tell ...

Kelly Clarkson tears up while Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins tell daughter Willa Gray's adoption story: 'This make-up is not waterproof'

By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:50 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 04:50 BST, 1 May 2020

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Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins recounted their four-year-old daughter Willa Gray's adoption story on Thursday's at-home edition of The Kelly Clarkson Show.   

'I was, like, so moved. I mean, the second I touched her, it was, like, electric,' the country star's wife recalled of how she first met their baby girl on a trip to Uganda with the organization 147 Million Orphans in 2016. 

As Kelly Clarkson listened to the touching account, her eyes started to water. 

Emotional: Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins brought Kelly Clarkson to tears as the pair shared their four-year-old daughter Willa Gray's adoption story

Emotional: Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins brought Kelly Clarkson to tears as the pair shared their four-year-old daughter Willa Gray's adoption story

Despite never formally having a 'full-on adoption conversation' with her husband, Akins says they 'talked about it off and on' and she had 'always talked about adopting' her 'whole life.' 

The mother-of-two, who is also a mom to two-year-old Ada, told her husband she needed to find a home for a child, who was orphaned as a newborn, on a life-changing FaceTime call. 

'I was like, 'Oh my word. This little girl has just taken my heart.' I was like, 'Honey, we've gotta find her her forever home. Like, I know that's why I'm here is to get this girl to her home," Lauren told the teary-eyed host.  

'I was, like, so moved. I mean, the second I touched her, it was, like, electric,' the country star's wife recalled of how she met their baby girl on a trip to Uganda with the organization 147 Million Orphans in 2016

'I was, like, so moved. I mean, the second I touched her, it was, like, electric,' the country star's wife recalled of how she met

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