Brad Paisley’s Wife Expecting Their First Child

Country Music Star Makes the Announcement Exclusively to CMT's Hazel Smith

Brad Paisley’s wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is expecting their first child in February. The country music star made the announcement exclusively to columnist Hazel Smith during a phone call Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 19).

Paisley has often noted that he first saw his future wife when she starred as the daughter in Father of the Bride, the 1991 film comedy which also starred Steve Martin. She has appeared in numerous films, including the 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride II. These days, the actress is best known for her role on the hit TV sitcom, According to Jim.

A native of Rye, N.Y., she celebrated her 35th birthday on Thursday (Sept. 14). Brad Paisley, 33, was born in Glen Dale, W.Va.

The couple first met when she appeared in the music video for his No. 1 single, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” in 2002. They were married on March 15, 2003, during a ceremony in Malibu, Calif. It’s the first marriage for both. They reside on an 85-acre farm near Nashville.

Paisley’s fall tour with Carrie Underwood begins Friday (Sept. 22) in Atlanta with weekend dates scheduled in Birmingham, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.