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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.


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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!

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).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dan Reynolds

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…

Alexandra Daddario & Dan Reynolds Help Raise Millions for Pediatric Cancer Charity

Alexandra Daddario and Dan Reynolds walk the red carpet while attending the 2019 Tyler Robinson Foundation Rise Up Gala on Friday (September 6) at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

Dan was joined at the event by his Imagine Dragons bandmates and other celebs there included Shaquille O’Neal, The Amazing Race‘s Jaymes Vaughan, and actor Oliver Trevena, who hosted the festivities.

The mission of The Tyler Robinson Foundation is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by offsetting out-of-pocket life expenses.

Dan took to Instagram the next day and said, “you raised 3.2 million dollars last night for pediatric cancer families @trfdotorg. how about that to brighten your day amidst the constant onslaught of sad things! and a few cancer warriors dancing to top it off!”

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Explains Why He's a 'Unique' Mormon

Imagine Dragons star Dan Reynolds is opening up about his faith.

The 31-year-old rocker discussed reconciling his faith while also being an outspoken ally for the LGBTQ community in an interview with People.

“I’m a very unique Mormon. I hate that people have to be pigeon­holed. Some days I don’t believe in anything — some days I’m probably more atheist than your atheist friend. And some days I want to pray to God,” he said.

“A lot of times, people are raised in something that they had no say in. There are many people who are raised in extremely religious homes that had no say in the matter: That’s just their culture that they were born into. So to judge people based off that is a very dangerous thing. I think people need more room to just be unique but also be a part of a culture if it feels good for them, but also have their own beliefs within it. I just hate generalizing.”

“I have family and friends I grew up with who are LGBTQ and Mormon or religious. I watched their constant struggle. They were told to change something about them that is unchangeable,” he added.

Imagine Dragons recently spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy live at an awards show. See what they said!

For more from Dan about his religious beliefs, head to