Forget the Brady Bunch!
Sara Evans will have her own large extended family when she ties the knot with footballer-turned-radio host Jay Barker later this year.
With Jay being a father to four (from his previous marriage) and Sara a mother to three, it’s definitely going to be a full house, but the country singer is not at all concerned about how her children will react to Jay being their stepfather.
"I feel so blessed on behalf of my children that they get to have him as their stepdad," Sara tells OK! at the CMA Music Festival. "He’s one of the most amazing fathers I’ve ever been around. He was taught really well. He’s very patient. He’s the kind of guy that coaches, he’s a mentor to children – he always has been – and he’s a natural with kids. He’s very hands-on."
As for how the seven children will interact, the 37-year-old, who weathered a public divorce from Craig Schelske, isn’t all that worried either. Spending a lot of time together is key to blending the families together, she says.
"They need to be together as much as possible," she sayas. "My children will go to school in Birmingham, and they’ll be able to see each other half the time they’ll be together. We do that a lot now. That’s our goal. To try and blend it, and when they look back on this and they’re adults, they’ll literally feel like they came from a family of seven kids."
While even the thought of raising seven kids would give many a headache, Sara doesn’t see it that way.
"It’s amazing. We have a 9, two 8s, two 6s, a 5 and a 3. It’s just tons of love and tons of joy."
By Valerie Nome