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Jon Pardi and his wife Summer are expecting their first baby, and the couple sat down with People to give details on the new bundle of joy. They are expecting in early 2023.

Jon told the publication, “I’m ready to start a new adventure with my wonderful wife Summer and our new little one — Pardi of three! I’m really excited to meet our baby and to have someone to ride around the ranch with.”

Summer says the couple is both excited and a bit nervous. She also noted that she can’t wait to see Jon as a dad. She said, “He’s such a big kid at heart, always the life of the party, and has such positive energy, so I can only imagine how much fun this little Pardi addition will be for him and our family. I know [being parents] is going to be the greatest gift in the world.”

The pair already have so many animals with a crew of dogs, cats, goats, and cows; that Jon calls them his “Pardi Animals.” Summer joked, “Everyone told us the dogs would be more clingy and protective over me, but they already never leave my side! I can’t even go to the bathroom without them pawing at the door, and all four of them are sitting there waiting for me when I walk out. It’ll be fun to see how they react to the baby.”

The couple has been open about wanting kids and has been trying to expand their family since they married in November of 2020. She said, “It was definitely an interesting two years of ups and downs — the constant letdown month after month can really be hard on a couple. After years of no luck and meeting with doctors who just didn’t feel like the right fit, we decided to take a break, leave it in God’s hands and just enjoy each other and this crazy, fun life we live together and then surprise, we’re pregnant!”

Summer continues, “I think stress has a huge part in it. You hear so many stories like ours of ‘the moment you stop trying, it’ll happen,’ but when you’re in that situation, it’s really, really hard to not try or not think about it. It’s just one of those crazy things in life that doesn’t make sense, and there’s no right or wrong answer. I feel for all of the couples out there who have been through this and especially those who are still in the thick of it.”

She added, “It still doesn’t feel real to us …. it’s been five years of dreaming of what it would be like if we were lucky enough to be blessed with a baby, and now we get to live that dream. It’s been so fun to go through all of these new changes together as a first-time experience for the both of us. We are beyond excited and cannot wait to meet our little Pardi babe!”

Jon posted to his Instagram, “Welllll, it happened. No plans, no timing, just a gift from God. I’m ready for it!”

Several country stars excitedly reacted to his post, including Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, Dustin Lynch, and newcomer Hailey Whitter.

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