It’s a (Backstreet) Boy! Nick and Lauren Kitt Carter Expecting a Son

11/02/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

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It’ll be a Backstreet boy for Nick Carter!

On Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, the singer officially announced that he and wife Lauren Kitt Carter are expecting. Nick revealed that Lauren previously suffered a miscarriage, but she is now 16 weeks pregnant with a son.

“We’ve been trying to have a baby for about a year now. It’s been rocky, to be quite honest with you. There have been times when we thought it wouldn’t happen,” Nick, 35, said.

Lauren, 32, said the struggles to have a baby have been particularly tough on her husband.

“It was really hard on Nick. Just watching him get so excited about something, and see him get so hurt, it was hard,” said Lauren.

After an emotional dance dedicated to his wife, Nick joined Lauren backstage, where the couple learned the sex of their baby on live TV. They opened a giant gift box, and a dozen blue balloons floated to the ceiling.

“It still seems unbelievable,” Nick said.

“My wife and I are happy to personally announce that we are pregnant,” Carter said in a statement following the show. “It has been our dream to have a family together and we cannot wait to welcome our first child into the world.”

The couple were married in April 2014. Their relationship and road to the altar was documented on VH1’s reality show I Heart Nick Carter in 2014.

— Aaron Couch with reporting by Christine Pelisek

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bb on

So excited for them! I’ve followed Nick since he (and I!) were kids…he’s had a rough time of it with his family in the past, so happy he can make his own happy family! Loving him on DWTS!!

Anonymous on

“We’ve been trying to have a baby for about a year now. It’s been rocky, to be quite honest with you. There have been times when we thought it wouldn’t happen,” Um, you guys DO realize that a year is the AVERAGE time it takes for a young couple (i.e., one where the mother is under 35), to get pregnant, don’t you? Most doctors won’t even consider fertility treatments until that time is up.

A miscarriage is awful to be sure, and I’m not trying to say it was all fun and games for them. I just think they were being a bit over-dramatic.

That being said, I wish them and their baby boy all the best! 🙂

karen on

Her boobs and lips look ridiculous.

T on

@ Anonymous, it’s amazing that you’re always so eager to nitpick that you point out the most ridiculous things and come off as an insensitive, clueless idiot. Maybe a year doesn’t seem long to you, but it felt long to them – maybe a year seems long to any couple who is really looking forward to having a child. Maybe they worried that it wouldn’t happen – as Nick himself says – and that was tough for them. Please develop some compassion and learn to keep your mouth shut more often. I’m sure many here would appreciate that.

Congratulations to Nick & Lauren on their little boy.

Mia on

Congratulations to Nick and Lauren on their little boy!

@Anonymous- Sometimes, it’s just better to be quiet, something which, judging from previous comments of yours I’ve read on this site, you seem to have a real difficulty with. Your comment was totally unnecessary and lacked compassion.

Anonymous on

Mia- You’re right. I did A LOT of things wrong there, not the least of which was assuming that there was nothing going on that would make conceiving difficult for them no matter how short a time they’d been trying. Somehow I managed to forget that sometimes people go into building a family knowing that it won’t be easy.

I should have kept my mouth shut regardless, though, and I deeply apologize (to you, to the other people posting here, and, most importantly, to Nick and Lauren if they happened to read my insensitive comment!).