Chely Wright is pregnant, expecting twins this summer with wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright. As is the case with expectant moms, Wright, an active Twitter user, shared a photo of 'Baby A' and his or her foot via social media. Aww.
It hasn’t been an easy road for country star Chely Wright, who admitted to the public two years ago that she is a lesbian. Since that time, Wright has felt shut out of the industry. Even though no country stars have directly insulted the ‘Single White Female’ singer, she feels that after she came out she was greeted with a steely silence.
Only a few country stars publicly supported Chely Wright when she announced she was a lesbian in 2010. Others, like Faith Hill, chose to privately congratulate her, while a third group won’t talk to her. Wright spoke to the SiriusXM’s Michelangelo Signorile about how her decision was received by her friends in Nashville.
Country singer Chely Wright is leveraging her sphere of influence to continue promoting a cause that she cares deeply and personally about. Wright, who came out just two years ago, has since created a philanthropic organization called Like Me that serves to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Now, Like Me is opening a LGBT community center called the Lighthouse.