Dave Haywood, 35, and wife Kelli couldn’t have wished for a more perfect gift for Christmas. The country music star announced on his Instagram Friday that he and wife Kelli welcomed a baby girl. This is the couple’s second child. They are already parents to son Cash Van Haywood, 3.
Welcome to the world Lillie Renee Haywood
The picture was of the new parents, Kelli in her hospital bed holding their newborn daughter and Dave leaning over with a twinkling smile on his face. The couple seemed overjoyed. Dave captioned the photo “We’d like to welcome our beautiful Christmas gift Lillie Renee Haywood. Born today at 11:14 am, at 7lbs 6oz, 19in. She is named after both of her grandmothers. Kelli and Lillie are happy and healthy, and Cash is already a great big brother. God is good."
Kelli and Dave have been married since 2012 but their love story started before the two even realized they would someday be husband and wife. The relationship began as a friendship that was 5 years in the making before the two made it romantic.
Haywood had said back in 2011 “I feel so lucky our friendship has grown into this relationship." The two had a lot in common and the relationship seemed inevitable it would morph into romance. Kelli was able to comprehend the chaos of the music industry Dave was immersed as she was Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management for Warner Music Nashville at the time.
It wasn’t long before the two made their romantic jump that they made it public. One month later Dave proposed to his now wife and made sure it was a lit up occasion. It was Christmas time and he put lights up outside his house that spelled out “Will you marry me."
Dave isn’t the only member of Lady Antebellum that is expanding their family. Vocalist Hillary, 31, and drummer Chris Tyrrell, 31 are awaiting the arrival of twin girls due in February. They already have a daughter 4, Eisele Kaye. Lillie has a couple of future little bandmates to look forward to meeting in the New Year.