Howie Dorough Welcomes Son Holden John

02/19/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

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Howie Dorough is a dad — again!

The Backstreet Boy and his wife Leigh welcomed their second son, Holden John Dorough, on Saturday, Feb. 16, the singer confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“My beautiful wife Leigh and I are so proud to welcome our son to the world,” Dorough, 39, tells PEOPLE.

“Holden surprised us by arriving three days ahead of schedule at 6:37 a.m., [weighing in] at 6 lbs., 15 oz. and 20 inches long.”

“Holden is healthy and we couldn’t be happier,” Dorough continues.

“Leigh is such an incredible woman and mother, and our son [James Hoke, 3½] is so excited to have a baby brother. I feel so lucky to have such an amazing family.”

The couple celebrated their fifth anniversary in December.

Howie Dorough Son Holden John First Photo
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— Anya Leon

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Samantha on

YAY! Congrats Howie and Leigh, he is adorable. God bless

taylor on

aww so beautiful! Congrats to you both! God Bless

Kristi on

Awww……. He is absolutely adorable!! Congratulations enjoy him they grow up to fast and the years fly by!! 🙂

April Gosa on

Look Out Girls Another Mini Howie LOL so adorable

Mary on

What a cutie pie.

Melinda on

Congrats. That is my daughter’s birthday.

Carol on

What a cutie….

Anonymous on

Oh my gosh, is he a cute baby or what?! Love him in the little hat… Congratulations on the new addition!

amy123 on

what nice pictures. and a nice glad he has been personally and professionally successful after backstreet boys.

Denise on

What a cutie. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce on

Congrats Howie and Leigh !!! He is adorable. Hope James has fun being the big bro and teaching Holden everything you have taught him. You have a sweet family !!!

Stacie on

Congrats to you & Leigh Howie! Holden John is such a cutie pie! Congrats again!

Luisa_mx on

Congratulations. He is such a beautiful boy. Blessings for all you 4.

Maria Helenius on

Congrats. He is so beautifull. Yours and my kids are almodt the same age. Also boys. Holden is so cute. Remember to enjoy him. They grow so fast. Love from Maria, Denmark

erilynne on

Not really my liking of the name but congrats!

Frances on


kristy on

He is Perfect. : )

Tina on

Congrats to him. For some reason, I always thought he was gay. Well, whatever, happy for them.

fanofboardwalkempire on

what a beautiful baby- congratulations to all! God bless!

Anonymous on

Cute little peanut.

Sarah on

Congratulations Howie and Leigh!

Noneya on

What a little cutie!! Congrats!!

Laura on

Adorable!! Congrats to Howie and Leigh.

And we are one baby boy short of Backstreet Boys II !!!!

missy on

Was just wondering today if they had the baby yet. Such a sweet little guy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of his wife but she’s really pretty.

Latrice on

What a cute baby congrats to Howie and Leigh I grew up listening to the Backstreet Boys music I am still a fan congrats once again to them on their new bundle of joy

me on

aww so cute, congratulations!!

Sandy on

LOVE newborns!!! so adorable- congrats!

Julianna on

YAY! So happy for them! Those are cute pictures, congrats Howie, Leigh and James for Holden (love the name)!

ava on

Beautiful baby! Congrats 🙂

I’m Standing Right Behind You on

Awwww…he’s a little peanut!

Many blessings to the Dorough family!

Samantha B. on

Aww congrats to Howie and Leigh! A baby is always a beautiful blessing, and he is a cutie! 😀

Rachel on

Aw! YAY! I was just wondering whether they’d had the baby yet or not 🙂 And I love how everytime there’s an article about one of the guys someone comments something about “after the Backstreet Boys”… lol… the Backstreet Boys are still touring and making records 😛 Just saw them in concert with New Kids on the Block last summer!

Good Tx Girl on

Oh he is a pretty baby……congrats!

Anonymous on

he is so cute!

Paula Castle on

Congrats Howie and Leigh Your baby is so adorable
so happy for You both.

Natalie on

Awwwww! Gorgeous boy, awesome name too. Congrats to Howie and family!

Anonymous on

Aww, look at him! He is so tiny and precious! That is truly one beautiful baby.! Congrats to Howie, Leigh, and James on their adorable little bundle of joy! Can I have him? 😉

Mary on

He is adorable. Congrats!

lovely123 on

Nothing better than holding a newborn.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, and I’m glad that Holden arrived more or less on time rather than one month early like James! I’ll bet Leigh was nervous the entire pregnancy about another early deliver and is extremely relieved to know she can carry a baby to term! 🙂

ella on

ohh what a cutiepie! Those kids have pretty cute names too, I love the name Holden!

Vanessa on

Cutie pie!!! The Dorough boys are cuties!!!

Paula on

Congratulations, Howie, Leigh, and James! Holden is beautiful. Welcome to the world!

Fawn on

That is one beautiful newborn!!! Love the name too, though I’m a little biased since I have a Holden Joseph. 😉

lara on


Letícia on

Holden is so cute *-* Congrats Howie and Leigh!God bless you and your beautiful family! ❤

Nurit on

que ricura!!!. so sweet!!…. =)

Amy on

Congratulations Howie and Leigh, and big brother James on the birth of baby Holden

Tanya on

Congratulations Howie and Leigh with little Holden John!

I love the name Holden. What a beautiful little baby boy!

I love the fact that little James are the very first backstreet baby to be a big brother! And little Holden could grow up to be friends with AJ McLeans baby Ava.

Angie on

Congrats to the Dorough family!!

Jane Lee on

Congratulations! I love babies.

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