Celebrity Baby Blog / Joey McIntyre

Joey McIntyre on How NKOTB’s Fan Base Has Grown: ‘Now So Many Fans Are Parents, Just Like Me’

05/31/2016 at 03:55 PM ET

He’s (still) got “The Right Stuff”!

Joey McIntyre might be best known as the youngest member of late-’80s/early-’90s boy band New Kids on the Block — a group that is still selling tickets like hotcakes to this day — but his most important role is definitely as dad to daughter Kira Katherine, 5, and sons Griffin Thomas, 8½, and Rhys Edward, 6.

In a PEOPLE-exclusive sneak peek for the newest season of Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, McIntyre talks about how great the feeling is that the group’s fans have grown right along with them not only in age, but in big life milestones — like starting a family.

My wife [Barrett] and I started having kids around the same time the New Kids got back together,” McIntyre, 43, says. “So [over] the last eight years, between the tours and the cruises, [things] have been … a little bit hectic, to say the least!”

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Joey McIntyre Jokes His Kids ‘Don’t Take Notes Very Well’: I Don’t Give Them Any Stage Tips

03/10/2016 at 08:00 PM ET

Joey McIntyre admits that the kids on the block he’s happiest spending time with are his own.

“I am present with my kids, that’s for sure,” McIntyre, who made his name in the boy band New Kids on the Block, told reporters at the 24th Annual “A Night at Sardi’s” fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“They demand it. I’m lucky that I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my kids. I’ve got three little ones — 4, 6, and 8 — and never a dull moment!”

McIntyre, who attended the event with his wife Barrett Williams, revealed that as a dad he’s even picking up a new trick or two from his children, daughter Kira, and sons Rhys and Griffin.

“Griffin is teaching me how to be a decent soccer player … not really!” he jokes. “I never knew soccer, but he’s so good, he keeps me on my toes. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: They love theater, and they’re in different shows, and we have fun working on that stuff.”

Joey McIntyre A Night at Sardi's Fundraiser Alzheimers
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