Lauren Alaina and her dad have a great relationship. But, as with any family, they’ve overcome quite a few obstacles in order to get to where they are.
Lauren’s dad struggled with alcoholism, which even prompted her to write “Doin’ Fine”. He’s now sober and going strong.
She told Sounds Like Nashville: “My dad’s the best. I’m really proud of my daddy. October 6th will be his five-year anniversary of being sober. So that’s a big one for us. And it’s been really amazing the last few years with his recovery. Our relationship was a little rocky before he went into rehab and now we talk every single day. And he is my daddy and I’m so proud of him.”
Because of her stressful upbringing, Lauren herself suffered from an eating disorder, which her dad didn’t know about at the time. He found out by reading an interview. The country singer told PEOPLE: “My dad didn’t know that I had an eating disorder. He had no idea, so that was weird. I was in an interview and just said it accidentally.”
She continued: “I called my dad because I remember thinking, ‘My dad does not know that,’ and he was surprised. I think he understood though. My dad was an alcoholic and he was overcoming his own struggles, so I think I just didn’t want more on his plate for him to have to worry about.”
Lauren has come so far from where she started, and we wish her continued success!