Thomas Rhett has millions of fans around the world, but there was one celebrity he was surprised to learn was a fan of his. “Someone that I have met maybe outside of the music world that I would not in a million years have guessed they were a fan would be Ashton Kutcher,” says Thomas.
The two first met when Thomas played the Stagecoach Festival in Southern California, which is a festival Ashton attends frequently. Thomas says, “From that we kind of spurred a relationship. And I remember him and his wife Mila Kunis, which is crazy, invited me and Lauren to dinner one night in L.A.. And we’re sitting there going, ‘Are we seriously about to go to dinner with them?’ Like, this is nuts.”
Because Thomas and Lauren are fans of Ashton and Mila, they were hoping spending time with the couple wouldn’t ruin their favorable impression of them. Thomas says, “[It was] just one of those things where before we walked in we’re like crossing our fingers like please be as cool as we think you are. And we walked in and just immediately hit it off and we’ve gotten to become decently close with them. But I never in a million years would’ve dreamed that one of my favorite actors would have been a fan of mine without ever meeting him before.”
Thomas just released his brand new single, “Look What God Gave Her,” which he performed this weekend on SNL. He also revealed that his new album, which is available for pre-order now, will be called Center Point Road and will be released on May 31st.
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