Nick Carter Welcomes Son Odin Reign

04/20/2016 at 12:00 PM ET

Nick Carter Welcomes Son Odin Reign
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Nick Carter is feeling larger than life: He’s a dad!

The Backstreet Boys singer is a first-time father after welcoming son Odin Reign Carter with wife Lauren Kitt Carter on Tuesday, April 19.

Odin arrived after a 30-hour labor and waterbirth at the couple’s home, Entertainment Tonight reports. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz.

Their son’s arrival comes just weeks after the Carters were showered with love during a Game of Thrones-themed baby bash at their Hidden Hills, California, home, where both the dad and mom-to-be were honored.

“He just got off a tour, so I really wanted him to enjoy this next thing, which is to become a dad, and make it about him too and shower him with love and surprises,” Kitt Carter told PEOPLE.


Patiently waiting #40weeks #naturalbirth #homebirth #midwifery #birthwithoutfear

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I just love how peaceful he is. Daddy will be home soon Odin. #babies #love #family

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But the feelings were mutual: After it was revealed during a live Dancing with the Stars show that the couple were expecting a baby boy, Carter, 36, told PEOPLE he was determined to pamper his wife throughout her pregnancy.

“I’m taking a couple of well-needed months off to be with my wife and really cater to her in this time,” he said in November before heading out on a solo tour.

And while it’s been a busy year for Carter — he placed second during the season 21 finale of Dancing with the Stars in November — the “I Will Wait” singer was most looking forward to cherishing quiet time as a family before his next big project: a possible Las Vegas residency.

“We’re doing a nine-show trial run,” he told PEOPLE of Backstreet Boys’ future, adding if all goes well and they wind up with a permanent schedule, Kitt Carter and their baby boy will “absolutely” join him on the road.

— Anya Leon

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Joanna on

Congratulations! My favourite BSB. God bless

Amp88 on

Congrats to Lauren & Nick on their 1st born son, Odin! I wish them MANY happy years as a family (and I love the name Odin! It’s nice to see a historical name for a child).❤

Ava on

Congrats! Love the name!

Sarah on

Congratulations to my favorite BSB… Love the name and love that he has found happiness with Lauren and your new baby boy. Been a fan since I was 12 and so happy for him and Lauren.

bb on

I remember when AJ had his little girl that he’d be the one to “ruin it” and have the only girl….so far, so true! Kevin and Howie each have two boys and now Brian and Nick each have one! As a long time fan of 20 years (their 23 anniversary is today!!), I wish Nick and Lauren all the best! Congrats!!!!!!

NJ on

Congratulations.

Kathy on

Congrats to Nick and ol’ plastic face.

Mrs. B on

Congratulations! Now please grow up and act like a father should. You have a son who will be looking up to you.

Krysten on

I am excited for you, Nick! You’ve always been my favorite! Can’t wait to see you on tour, though I’ll always wish to see the BSB again! Come to Seattle! You’ll always have a fan here!

annie on

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see pictures of him!

Anonymous on

Just wanted to say to those two people that made the rude comments need to keep there opinions to themselves cause this a happy moment for my friend and he’s wife and second that girl who made the remark. About Nick’s wife Lauren u need to say sorry cause that’s he’s wife u just insulted Nick Lauren don’t worry about what the haters say cause there just jealous

Sarah on

Congrats! I like the name Odin, it’s unusual without being made up, and it’s strong but cute at the same time. Reign is the latest celebrity baby name fad…it’s pretty stupid but at least they used it as a middle name

Kathy on

WTH are you trying to say “Anonymous”? People have a right to post any comment they choose. Before commenting on what others have posted, reread yours.

Stephanie on

CONGRATS TO BOTH THE NEW DADDY AND THE BRAVE NEW MOMMY!!! AS SOON AS I HEARD THE NEWS I NEW YOU 2 WOULD MAKE GREAT PARENTS TO THE NEWLY WELCOMED ODIN REIGN CARTER!!! NOW IT IS TIME TO PROVE IT AND DO NOT FORGET, ALL NEW PARENTS HAVE AND MAKE THEIR UPS AND DOWNS. GOOD DAYS AND WORSE OR BETTER DAYS/NIGHTS. LOVE THE TWO OF YOU AND GOOD LUCK WHEREVER IT IS NEEDED. *Stephanie* Soon to see you(Nick) on the cruise!I am the 2 time cancer survivor you hugged at your meet and greet in The House of Blues in Chicago.

RFC on

Love love LOVE baby boy’s name. Congrats to daddy and mommy! I’m sure he’s going to be a handsome little boy.

West on

I don’t know this couple …. Sorry , but I just had to comment on the name Odin Carter . It’s really nice … Congratulations to them they look like a nice couple .🌺

Tee on

Love reading about celebrities that have home births! Congratulations on your new baby son!

Amanda on

REALLY?? The baby was born just WEEKS after the baby shower? UNBELIEVABLE news.

I hardly know who these people are, but congrats to Mama for an awesome 30 hour home birth! You get on with your bad self, you birthing goddess, you.

sharon on

Congrats on their new addition.

Alecia on

Omg Barbie doll finally had her hubbys best…errr baby! Yay for Oh dear, Odin! Sorry kid, your father is a former alcoholic (still is) and drug user. And let’s not mention your mommys troubled past and abortion before she met daddy warbucks🤑 Lol

This is a joke. Move on. Oh, 30 hours of labor? Good for you whore. What do you want an Emmy? Stop acting like Kim Kardashian, Lauren. You’ll never be classified as a celebrity. Least in my eyes.

If you’re here to congratulate their birth of their son; I’ve got news for you. Congratulate them of being spotlight hogs. No one cared for your Game of Thrones themed baby shower. Very tacky!! 🙄 Sooooo original with that shit lol

Again, applauding these asswipes are nothing but letting their fans (oh wait, do they have any? Lauren doesn’t lol) have better things to do.

Congratulations to getting a nanny for this baby cuz I’m sure these two won’t be near their baby. Lauren sounds lazy like she was & she’ll do anything to get more publicity.

I rest my case.

Alecia on

Lauren stop being a Kardashian! And Nick, don’t set bad happens into this child.

Congrats! May Laurens fakeness rub off. I feel bad for this kid.

Of, the fuck would you name him Odin? 😝😂😂😂😂😂

I think I puked, just a little.

Von on

I’m sure their son will be so cute.

Alecia on

Von,
Cute? I’m sure he’ll be as cute as Lauren’s beau, Justin; not Nick. 😂😂😂😂

Obviously this kid has Justin’s looks. No assholes, I don’t mean timberlake either so shut your mouths.

Anyway, here’s to Lauren hiring a nanny while her man is on tour. She’ll be spending that bread in no time. Lol!! 🤑🤑🤑🤑

Yolander on

Congratulations to Lauren and Nick on their new addition.

Anonymous on

Odin sounds the name of a cartoon dog, not a human being. And why does his wife have to publicize having a home birth? Good for her (I guess?), but it doesn’t make her Mother Teresa.

Erica on

Wow,

To Alicia, I am gonna start off by saying that you are a complete tool and a miserable specimen of a human being. Everybody has made mistakes in the past, but I take by your bashing to these people you don’t know, you are God’s perfect angel. *eye roll* trolls belong under a bridge. 😉

That being said and swept under the rug, I wish nick and Lauren all the happiness in the world on the birth of your beautiful bundle of joy. May he bring much love and happiness into your lives.

Much love and respect,

A forever fan

Ella on

Cute name. The baby’s not all that cute yet though. Give him a couple weeks.

Torence on

What a cute bebe!

Ummm on

That baby’s cranium is very small

Hmmm! on

The baby does have a small head. At first I though Zika virus? Not being mean, It really was just something I noticed. He is very cute, and baby’s are a blessing. My hope is that he is healthy, and I honestly mean that.

sally on

Wow, most of these comments must be coming from 11 or 12 year olds!
A new baby is such a blessing- congrats!

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