Shortly after revealing to the world on television that he and his girlfriend Erica Hartlein are expecting their first child together, the Florida native revealed the gender of their future child.
According to iHeart Radio, Jake made the announcement during a private show in New York. While engaged in a Q&A prior to the show, Jake announced that he just found out they were having a baby girl.
“I’m good at making girls,” he said.
During the Thanksgiving TV special, “I’m Coming Home,” Jake revealed to his parents that he and Erica were expecting. While Jake’s mom hoped for twins, Jake’s dad said, “it’s gotta be a boy.” Not this time. Maybe the next one.
Jake is already the father of a 5-year-old girl, Olive Pearl, from his first marriage to Lacey Buchanan, which ended in divorce after three years.
“I’ve been putting up a lot of photos of my little girl. That’s because she’s what makes me proud, Jake wrote in an Instagram post. My life isn’t just pictures of me strumming a guitar or crowds with lighters in the air. She’s my life, and everything else comes second.”
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I spent this morning taking my little girl to school because it was daddy daughter donut 🍩 day. It was pretty awesome looking around at all the other Dads…being Dads…She reminded me I’m 24 years old, and also reminded me to cherish this time in a woman’s life when they don’t care if they have chocolate frosting all over their face. (p.s. yeah I went back in and changed this post bc people alerted me to her school logo showing)