Joey McIntyre and Wife Expecting Second Son

07/14/2009 at 06:10 PM ET
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There’s going to be another new kid on the block: Joey McIntyre tells PEOPLE that his wife Barrett is expecting their second child — a boy! — in December.

“I still can’t get over it,” says the singer, who is dad to 20-month-old son Griffin Thomas. “We feel so blessed.”

So far baby no. 2 has already managed to throw his parents for a loop. At first, there was a bit of confusion as to whether the family was really expanding at all. “My wife actually took the [pregnancy] test but she thought it was negative,” explained Joey. “She came out and gave me this look like, ‘No.’ Then she showed me the test and I said, ‘It’s positive! What the hell?'”

Then when the proud parents — who were convinced they were having a little girl — found out they were adding another boy to the brood, “we were shocked!” says Joey, who admits he already had his daughter’s name picked out. But they’re hardly disappointed. “It’s going to be a trip to have a couple of boys around.”

Griffin is more than ready for his new sibling, says Joey, 36, who grew up the youngest of nine kids. Along with constantly kissing his mommy’s belly, “we say to him all the time, ‘Do you want us to bring home a baby?'” Griffin’s response? “Please!”

The toddler has also inspired the singer to start a book drive through the Let’s Get This Foundation. While on the road, Joey and the rest of the New Kids have collected thousands of new children’s books and distributed them to children in need in various cities on their tour. “My wife is an avid reader and from the get-go she sat down with him and read with him. You see the importance of that,” notes Joey, who also reads Griffin some of his favorites like Good Night, Gorilla. “Then I found out there’s a lack of age appropriate books for kids, I saw a huge void and I knew our fans could step up.” He hopes hopes to reach 25,000 by the time the band wrap up their tour on July 18th.

But the big question remains: Will his family grow to include nine kids? “I think we have a deal to keep going until we have a girl,” says Joey with a laugh. “That’s what my wife says.”

Source: PEOPLE

— Michelle Tan

FILED UNDER: Expecting , News

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Janet on

Congratulations! I just saw the NKOTB in concert on July 9th in Concord California. They are the BEST!!! She’s one lucky gal!

Jessi on

Congrats…I am a hugh fan of joeys and the new kids and i’m glad there will be another new kids baby….

Megan on

They are such a sweet family, I am so happy for them! Congrats to the Mcintyre family!!!🙂

CTBmom on

I love Joey! He’s an amazing singer. I would have loved to have seen him in Wicked playing Fiyero opposite Idina Menzel’s Elphaba. Speaking of Idina…I’m bummed that we haven’t see any recent pregnancy photos of her.

Graciela on

Congratulations!! The Mc Intyre are very nice people!I’ve been a NK fans since i was 13…I’m soo happy with these news!!!

Ally on

*sigggghhh* I absolutely ADORE this family, Joey’s wife is so sweet and his son is the cutest!

still can’t help but get that little pang of jealousy when you read this though, ever since I was a kid I dreamed of being his baby mama!🙂

congrats to the happy family!

Becky on

My son is also named Griffin Thomas, so it is interesting to find out that a member of NKOTB also has the name. They were my favorite band in the sixth grade. I hope they get to have a girl next since it seems like she wants one!

kai on

That’s a very cool idea with the book foundation.
i can’t believe he’s 36 -I feel old!

anyway, congrats!

12 Weeks Pregnant on

Congratulations, another boy what a beautiful gift!

ErykaWynter on

“I think we have a deal to keep going until we have a girl,” says Joey with a laugh. “That’s what my wife says.”

Yeah, I have some friends that have played that game and they have five boys!🙂

Bancie1031 on

AWWWW Congratulations to the McIntyres!!!!! I can’t wait to hear the new baby’s name ….. ALSO I hope now that we get more pictures of them on here CBB (PLEASE)!!! Love me some New Kids😛

“I think we have a deal to keep going until we have a girl,” says Joey with a laugh. “That’s what my wife says.”:
My cousin had 4 boys before she finally had a girl ….
My Friend had 4 boys and has given up for a while on the girl

Patrice on

I wouldn’t be surprised if Joey and Barrett have a huge family too as Joey has eight siblings himself and has said that he loves it! I live in MA, and one of his sisters lives in my town and she has five of her own all very close in age. I love the idea of having that many kids. My attitude (as the only child of the youngest of 13 kids!) is, the more the merrier : ) Congrats!

niman on

Mazal Tov Joey Joe, Barrett and baby griffin!!
congrats!! wellcome to the club.
we are excpecting our first boy in the next month and a half.
mazal tov!!


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