Lauren Alaina Looks Pretty Smitten in New Pics With Boyfriend John Crist
And she looks awfully happy!
“Always laughing with this balloonatic,” Alaina writes in a post on Sunday (May 19) alongside a series of pictures showing the smiling couple posing in front of a balloon sculpture.
It was the first series of lovey-dovey shots Alaina has shared with Crist on social media, though he has been a regular feature in the Instagram Stories section of her account in recent weeks.
Last week, Alaina stopped by the Bobby Bones Show, and Crist joined here — there they talked about the age gap between them — Crist is 11 years older than the country singer.
“I’m 35, her mom is 45, and she’s 24," he explains. "I’m closer to her mom’s age than her. When she and her mom are arguing about stuff I’m literally in the middle like, ‘Actually your mom makes some good points.'”
As the summer gets going, one is left to wonder if Crist will join Alaina during her busy tour schedule, which includes a May 24 stop at the Tree Town Music Festival and a May 25 stop at the Grand Ole Opry.
Fans will recall that Alaina broke off her engagement to longtime boyfriend Alex Hopkins this past January. She and Crist are said to have started dating in February.
No matter who joins her at these shows, there is no doubt that the American Idol alum will be playing her current single "Ladies in the 90s" throughout the summer months. She co-wrote the song with Jesse Frasure and Amy Wadge and pays homage to the women who came before her, like Reba McEntire, Deana Carter and Faith Hill, among others.
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