Second Son on the Way for Howie Dorough

08/23/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Happy, happy 39th birthday, indeed!

Kicking off his celebratory week, Backstreet BoysHowie Dorough took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he and his wife Leigh are expecting their second son. The baby is due in February, his rep tells PEOPLE.

“Thanks to family, friends & fans for all the amazing birthday wishes,” the singer Tweeted. “This year I’m receiving the best gift from my wife: another baby boy!”

Already dad to 3-year-old son James Hoke, Dorough — who wed Leigh in December 2007 — is the first to admit that this week is already at the top of his charts.

“I know it’s not until Wed, but I already feel like I am having an incredible bday with the baby boy news and all of the amazing bday wishes!” he writes.

— Anya Leon

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sherna on

Am happy for u guys

christina on

Congrats Howie and Leigh so happy and excited for yall And little james aswell im sure hes gonna be excited to be a big brother

Cristina on

Damn when did Howie become the hottest one?? With all the rest of them balding and looking “crack-addict-ish:” … he looks pretty damn hot for almost hitting 40.

agnes on

wow wow he my fav bsb

i’m still in love with him still him still have poster

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Meagan on

@ Cristina! You made me laugh so hard! So true!

Howie was always my favourite and now he is a sexy sexy man.

Jaxand Rhythm on


Anonymous on

so my dreams of marrying him are really over right?-_- congrats to both of ’em!:)

Smiley on

@ Cristina! Hahahahahaha! Thank you for saying out loud what I was thinking! Gosh he looks great!!! Congrats!

Julianna on

Another Backstreet Baby! Congratulations to Howie, Leigh and little Jamie!

Viki walls Moreno on

Awww! Always my “Hearthrob” it’s enlightening that you have 2 gorgeous babies! Love you Howie.., saw you at the NKOTBSB tour 2011 in Greensboro NC and you still rocky world!

Lisa on

Would be funny is AJ’s little girl and Howie’s little boy hit it off!!

sheri on

He has always been cute to me, however, he is quite sexy in this picture! Happy for him!

weezer on

Love him!!

Rachel on

Aw – I was wondering if they would have another 🙂 Little James is absolutely adorable and I’m sure baby boy #2 will be as well. Congratulations to Howie and Leigh (and big brother!)

Denise on

Congrats Howie and Leigh! I agree with the other comments–Howie looks amazingly gorgeous!

Gisele on

Congrats Howie and Leigh! Another cute baby on the way!

Anonymous on

Awww, congrats to them! I wonder when she’s due?

Jennifer on

Congratulations to Howard.