What's in the water that the Rascal Flatts crew has been drinking, lately? Back in March, guitarist Joe Don Rooney announced he and wife Tiffany Fallon will be expecting a baby in September. Now, bassist Jay DeMarcus is stepping up to the plate--he and wife Allison are looking at a special delivery, set to arrive in January 2011.
What makes this little Rascal particularly special: It's the first child for DeMarcus and his wife. Rooney already has a son, 2-year-old Jagger; while lead singer Gary LeVox is a proud papa to two school-aged daughters.
DeMarcus, naturally, is delighted about their upcoming arrival, stating, "Allison and I are thrilled about becoming parents."
However, he couldn't resist a bit of kidding around: "I am confident Ali will be a wonderful mother, because she has done an incredible job raising me over the past six years."
DeMarcus met his wife, a former Miss Tennessee and CMT personality, when she was cast in the video for "These Days." The couple married in 2004.
A fun little piece of trivia: Allison DeMarcus's sister is married to MuzikMafia member James Otto, so the new baby will have a rockin' uncle as well as a Rascal of a dad. With that kind of family tree, we're certain the little one is destined for Nashville greatness someday.
Hearty congrats, Jay and Allison!