OFFSTAGE: Jake Owen’s Pearl Makes Him a Better Man

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Atta Pearl. You are only about 4 months old, and already you are making your dad Jake Owen a better man. “Having a family gives me a whole lot more purpose in life,” Owen told People magazine , admitting that in his pre-Pearl days, he was occasionally selfish. “I think it’ll make me a better man.” His favorite time of day with his baby girl is the morning because she’s always laughing. “She’s always happy in the morning, unlike her dad. I usually tend to be a bit disgruntled or moody,” he said. “But Pearl has made me grow into having a happier outlook on life.” And even though Owen revealed he can picture Pearl on her first day of school, he’s trying not to rush things. “Time does fly in life,” he said, “but right now, I’m really trying to slow it down.”

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