Jay DeMarcus reveals that he gave a baby up for adoption
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: (L-R) Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox of musical group Rascal Flatts attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Jay’s memoir, “Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope”, came out yesterday, and one of the big revelations is that he and a former girlfriend had a baby that they gave up for adoption.
“[We] discussed options, like getting married and raising the child, but determined we’d be making that decision for the wrong reason.
“Abortion was never an option, so we began to discuss adoption. It became evident that Maggie wanted nothing to do with me. There was no interest in the two of us somehow working things out so we might raise our child together.”
He’d love to meet his daughter, but it’s not in his hands.
“The adoptive family was supposed to give her a letter when she turned 14, explaining that I loved her, didn’t abandon her, and have tried several ways to make it possible to be in her life.”