Many individuals know Jay DeMarcus because the bassist and background singer for the uber-successful nation group Rascal Flatts, however he is about to grow to be a actuality star.
The band was fashioned in 1999 together with lead singer Gary LeVox and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, and so they’ve since offered greater than 27 million data. Their upcoming 20th anniversary “Life Is a Freeway Tour” is about to be their farewell to music, and the band members are shifting on to different ventures.
For Jay DeMarcus, this implies starring in a family-centric actuality sequence for Netflix. Alongside together with his spouse, Allison Alderson DeMarcus, and their two children, Dylan and Madeline, the present is bringing in comparisons to Chrisley Is aware of Greatest.
Years earlier than he tied the knot with Allison, Jay and an ex-girlfriend positioned their daughter for adoption. For years, rumors concerning the being pregnant have been rampant, and he lastly mentioned what actually occurred in 2019.
Jay DeMarcus mentioned inserting his daughter for adoption in his memoir.
In April of 2019, Jay revealed his faith-centric memoir, Shotgun Angels: My Story of Damaged Roads and Unshakeable Hope. He opened up, for the primary time, concerning the beginning of his first daughter, and his troublesome resolution to put her for adoption.
Earlier than Rascal Flatts existed, Jay and his then-girlfriend, Maggie, discovered that they have been anticipating. Within the e book, Jay defined that the couple had solely been collectively for a month once they conceived, and that it occurred after the primary time they have been intimate.
As a result of he was a member of the Christian religion group East to West on the time, Jay was involved that the information of a premarital being pregnant would tremendously have an effect on his profession.
However, he famous, he realized that marrying Maggie would additionally not be the fitting resolution.
“[We] mentioned many choices, together with getting married and elevating the kid ourselves, however we rapidly decided we might be making that call for the flawed purpose. Abortion was by no means an possibility, so we started to debate adoption,” Jay wrote in his e book, per Individuals.
He quickly realized that his relationship with Maggie was additionally not going to final.
“It turned evident that Maggie wished nothing to do with me,” Jay wrote. “There was little interest in the 2 of us one way or the other working issues out so we would increase our little one collectively.”
Whereas his mom supplied to undertake the newborn, Jay mentioned that Maggie was insistent on discovering an out of doors couple. His suspicions about how the rumors would have an effect on his profession turned out to be correct as effectively, as their help from different Christian bands “nearly vanished.”
Jay’s bandmate Neal Coomer was respectful about what was happening, however the group finally disbanded in 1997.
Jay mentioned that he’s “at peace” about his daughter’s adoption.
After his daughter was born, Jay wrote that he was unable to fulfill her. She was quickly positioned along with her household, and she or he is now in her 20s. He mentioned that he is “tried a number of methods to make it attainable to be in her life,” however he didn’t elaborate how. He did verify that he wrote his daughter a letter about how he at all times liked her, and that she was meant to open it when she turned 14.
He later wrote about feeling “pleasure” about having the ability to give his daughter to a few in want.
“Understanding that there was a pair on the market who had been making an attempt to have youngsters for thus lengthy, and that we have been capable of carry some pleasure into their lives throughout a season of life once they have been struggling to conceive, actually does carry me nice pleasure,” he wrote in his e book. “And the truth that she was positioned with fantastic dad and mom who liked her, cared for her, raised her — in that manner, I am at peace concerning the state of affairs.”
Jay went on to marry former magnificence queen Allison Alderman in 2004. They met when Allison appeared within the music video for “These Days.” They welcomed daughter Madeline Leigh in December of 2010, and their son, Dylan Jay, was born in July of 2012.
Along with being one of many first households of nation music, the DeMarcus’ are additionally now stars of the small display.
DeMarcus Household Guidelines is now out there to stream on Netflix.