Brantley Gilbert and Wife Amber Expecting First Child

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Brantley Gilbert and his wife, Amber, are expecting their first child together, People reports.

The country star and his wife have been trying to conceive almost since they married in June 2015, and finally got the news they had been waiting for in February when Amber surprised Gilbert with the news while on the road.

“She handed me a box and there were three pregnancy tests in there and all of them were positive,” the singer said of the moment his wife shared the news. “I think I stared at it for at least two minutes without saying anything because I was literally in shock. We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”

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Gilbert, who doesn't often show his soft side, shared that the thought of welcoming his first child still makes him emotional.

“I’m not an emotional guy, but this has got me crying like a baby,” he said . “I’m pretty good around other folks now, but when I’m by myself, if I look at one of the pictures from the doctor’s office, I lose a few tears.”

Amber is due Nov. 17, and the couple will learn their baby's sex at a reveal party in two weeks. Gilbert shared that he can't wait for their baby to arrive, and is thankful for the timing of Amber's pregnancy,

“This Dec. 18 will be five years without drinking for me,” he explained. “I got a long way away from the things that I was raised to prioritize: being a husband and a good father. Coming back to that and this happening, especially unexpectedly … My heart just feels full.”

[H/T / Twitter / @PEOPLEbabies]

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