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Country star Chely Wright is going to be a mom — times two!
She and wife Lauren Blitzer shared the twin news in a video interview Wednesday.
This is Wright’s first ever interview with a major gay publication, and the first in which she will discuss her decision to come out of the closet.“This is a conversation basically 40 years in the making,” she says with a laugh, “We might as well get comfortable.”Even in a year already full of celebrity outings, Wright’s emergence as an out lesbian is truly something of a big deal, especially considering the world from which she is emerging.
Not only is she arguably the first big name in contemporary country music to come out of the closet, she also happens to be doing so in a very big way.
The ceremony blended elements of Christianity and Judiaism (Blitzer is Jewish) and at the following reception, guests dined on Blue Smoke BBQ and danced to a deejay. The gals met just two weeks after the singer came out of the closet, and they said "I do" in white wedding gowns this weekend.
Wednesday on "CBS This Morning" Wright said, "As my friend said, 'I don't think (the rejection is) going to be fire and brimstone, I think they're going to freeze her out.'" Wright said she understands there has been a changing of the guard since she shared the spotlight with the likes of Shania Twain and Faith Hill in the mid- to late-1990s, but she said she's recently experienced a "rejection of silence." She said, "It's not my belief that I should be performing on every awards show. Now it's the new Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum, that's a natural part of entertaining.
(But) there's an institutionalized friendship within country music, once you're in, once you're one of us, you're always invited to certain things to present or be a part of it or chair a committee for the Country Music Hall of Fame, which I used to do things like that.
“We’re excited to be parents and we hope we don’t mess it up too badly! The twins are due in July but “with identical twins they typically have to be delivered a month early,” she explained.“We’re anticipating I’ll be as big as a … Read Full Story Chely Wright is going to be a mom — of two!
The country star, 42, is expecting twins with wife Lauren Blitzer, they announced on Howard Bragman's You Tube show today.