Tyler Hubbard and Thomas Rhett are current best friends, but they almost had matching little future best friends.
During the same trip to Africa that Thomas Rhett and his wife went on (where they found out they were pregnant), Thomas decided to hit up the gym while wife Lauren stayed back in the room to hang out with Hayley Hubbard, Tylers wife. And this was a special moment he sure should have stuck around for.
“We were in Tanzania on a seven-day safari with Tyler and his wife, Hayley. And I was literally the last person to find out in our group!” Thomas Rhett, 26, tells PEOPLE.
“We were in the middle of the Serengeti and Lauren was feeling sick, and I was like, ‘Maybe you should get a pregnancy test?’ And she was like, ‘Where am I going to find a pregnancy test in the middle of the wilderness?’ ”
“I was 100 percent sure I was not pregnant – because we were well into the adoption process at this point and we were both like, ‘Let’s wait, let’s give this adopted child his or her time with us and then we’ll continue our family,” Lauren adds. “So I was convinced it was food poisoning.”
Seems that something must have been in the water in Africa because Hayley also thought that she may have been pregnant. So both wives decided to take the test.
“Both of our wives actually took a pregnancy test and I yelled to Lauren that we were pregnant, joking because we weren’t pregnant, and she said, ‘Yes, we are, too!’ ” the “May We All”singer, 30, says about the joke that made Lauren instantaneously reveal the results.
“I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, Lauren, I was just kidding,’ so we all celebrated — Lauren, Hayley and I really quickly — and then we ran to the gym to tell Thomas Rhett,” he adds.
“It was an awesome way to find out and we couldn’t be more happy for them,” says Hubbard. “Also, we got the time to get to celebrate together, but then having to come back home and not tell anybody was challenging, but kind of fun. Definitely a cool moment we’ll never forget.”