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Dan Reynolds Reveals the Text Message That Led to Reconciling With Wife Aja Volkman (Video)

Dan Reynolds is providing a glimpse into the text exchange that changed everything.

The Imagine Dragons vocalist shared a TikTok video on Thursday (March 11), in which he revealed the text message he got from wife Aja Volkman that helped to repair their relationship.

In the clip, he revealed that he and his wife “hadn’t talked in seven months” and he was “driving to the lawyer’s office to sign the divorce papers,” when he received a message from her “that turned my perspective upside down.”

“She said she didn’t need to own me to love me. She loved me without expectations.”

He said they then “ditched the lawyers and went to lunch.”

“It felt like the first date again. We called off the divorce,” he went on to say.

“Then this guy came around,” he added of son Valentine. The two are also parents to twin daughters, Gia James and Coco Rae, as well as daughter Arrow Eve.

“I wrote this song after I got that text,” he said, referring to the Imagine Dragons song “Follow You.”

“have you ever gotten a text that changed your life?” he captioned the post.

Late last year, he opened up about his medical diagnosis.


have you ever gotten a text that changed your life? #imaginedragons #followyou

♬ Follow You Teaser – Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons Singer Dan Reynolds' Daughter Tried to Turn Her Twin Sister Into Spider-Man (Video)

Dan Reynolds received a big surprise when he went upstairs to find one of his daughters covered in makeup as part of a failed makeover!

The 33-year-old singer, who is the frontman of Imagine Dragons, said that his three-year-old daughter Coco tried to turn her twin sister Gia into Spider-Man with some red lipstick.

“coco is obsessed with spider man. gia is obsessed with princesses. we came upstairs to find this little moment for the memory books. pretty sure gia wasn’t happy with cocos makeup skills,” Dan captioned the video.

When Dan asked Coco why she painted her sister, she said, “Because she looks pretty.” Gia did not agree though. She said, “I didn’t want it. It’s not pretty enough!”

Watch the adorable video below!

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Dan Reynolds Opens Up About His AS Diagnosis

Dan Reynolds is getting candid.

The 33-year-old Imagine Dragons frontman is opening up about his battle with chronic pain due to ankylosing spondylitis in an interview with Us Magazine.

“It got to a point where I couldn’t perform. I could hardly get out of bed. I went to different doctors and they didn’t know what was going on, or they thought they knew what was going on and they’d misdiagnosed me … until I finally saw rheumatologists who diagnosed me with ankylosing spondylitis — or AS — and put me on the road to recovery and really changed my whole life for the better,” he explained.

“It’s a battle that I have every day when I wake up. But I have a treatment plan, I have people on my side. I have a community behind me,” he continued.

“I still have flareups here and there, but I have a plan of action,” he added.

He also talked about partnering with the Monster Pain in the AS campaign.

“It’s such a mouthful, and it just sounds so intimidating…millions of people are suffering from it. The whole goal is this catchy slogan, kind of tongue in cheek, to bring it to the mainstream, so when people go to the doctor, they might have an idea.”

Another star revealed she is suffering with chronic pain.

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Responds to Criticism of Billboard Rock Chart Placement

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds is responding to criticism of his band’s placement on Billboard’s Rock Songs of the Decade chart.

The group took the top three spots on the chart and some music fans were annoyed because they don’t consider Imagine Dragons a rock band.

“got on twitter to find all the slander and all the love. thank you for the love and yea I’d probably be mad if it wasn’t my band but it is my band hahahahahahbaba,” Dan wrote on his Twitter.

Dan later added, “and in all serious. thank you so much. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to have spent the last decade writing this music and sharing it w you. it all comes from a real place and it always will. the world can debate what genre it belongs in. that’s not my concern.”

READ MORE: Dan and his wife Aja shared some exciting news!

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Re-Proposes to Wife Aja Volkman After Reconciling

Dan Reynolds re-proposed to his wife Aja Volkman after a tumultuous period that left them separated before getting back together.

“Well, the last two years have been transformative to say the least. I’ve never caused so much hurt or been so hurt by another human in my life. It took us a long time to really see each other. We weren’t reckless at all. In fact we were so careful that we didn’t do what we needed to do. We didn’t listen to who we were. We loved each other at the expense of everything. Two different backgrounds, and practically two different generations. It was a wild story that just kept getting more wild as time passed. We wrote love songs, and we got married,” Aja posted on her Instagram account.

She continued, “Then came children. We were both emotional and driven and also hard on ourselves. We went through a whirlwind of successes and failures and we held each other tight because it was scary. But we also suffocated each other. We didn’t know ourselves well enough to maintain the strength from within. And it all began to crumble. The world was harsh. There was so much love, but also criticism and ugliness. We weren’t prepared to be disliked or misunderstood. It hurt. We were distorted mirrors of each other. I missed the stage and he had too much of it. We fell apart.”

Aja then added, “Our oldest daughter was suffering. Her foundation fell away and all that she knew was destroyed. We hated ourselves. The night was long. 7 months long. Then one evening he came to my door. I looked at him timidly because of all that I had gone through. Endless days of hiding in my closet crying beneath my clothes. Deep soul searching accompanied by the darkest thoughts that would eventually turn to light. He stood there on my porch and all I could see was my most favorite person staring back at me. I understood it all. We didn’t need the words. We were both forgiven..but… I wouldn’t put my ring back on.”

About the reproposal, Aja added, Even when we decided to stay together. I just couldn’t go back to what we were. I told him that we would have to start again. He agreed. Tonight we put our kids to bed and began to clean up the mess of the day. I could see that he was nervous but I didn’t know why. He got on one knee and before he could open his mouth I began to cry. Loaded tears that held nearly 10 years of growth. The answer has always been yes. Even before we knew what that meant.”

In April of 2018, the couple announced their separation. In January of 2019, they announced they were back together.

Dan Reynolds Asks for Dr. Luke Boycott, Demands Kesha Lawsuit Dropped

Dan Reynolds is speaking out about the ongoing legal battle between producer Dr. Luke and Kesha.

The 32-year-old Imagine Dragons frontman voiced his support of the 32-year-old “We R Who We R” singer on a tweet on Thursday (October 10).

“I pledge to never work with Dr. Luke unless he drops his lawsuit against @KeshaRose and releases her of any contracts she has with him (publishing etc). I ask all artists in our industry to make this same pledge. Please tweet about it and tag #boycottdrluke #FreeKesha,” he wrote.

READ MORE: Dr. Luke Responds to Lady Gaga’s Deposition in Kesha Legal Battle

For more about the original lawsuit, click here.

Yungblud Feat. Dan Reynolds: 'Original Me' Stream, Lyrics & Download - Listen!

Yungblud and Dan Reynolds are teaming up!

The 22-year-old English singer-songwriter and the 32-year-old Imagine Dragons frontman released their collaboration called “original me” on Wednesday (October 9).

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The song was co-written by Yungblud and Dan.

“This song is about accepting the parts of yourself that you hate and realizing your biggest superpower is to be originally, authentically yourself. Working with Dan Reynolds was such a dream come true as he is a huge inspiration for me. The song literally came out of the studio within a day. The mutual raw energy between us made this song what it is,” Yungblud explained.

Listen to “Original Me” and read the lyrics inside…