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Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson Says Infertility Issues Made Him Think Another Baby Wasn’t ‘in the Cards’

08/08/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

Kevin Richardson is a household name among Backstreet Boys fans. But what many may not know about the singer is that he and wife of 16 years Kristin went through quite the challenges in conceiving their second child.

“Me and Kristin had our firstborn, Mason, with no issues at all,” Richardson, 44, tells Entertainment Tonight. “Then when we tried for our second, it just wasn’t happening.”

After a few failed attempts at conceiving, Richardson and his wife went to the doctor to see what was going on.

“Kristin had some issues,” adds Richardson, who is promoting If I Could Tell You, a short film the actor and singer stars in that follows a woman who turns to the world of black market conception in a desperate attempt to get pregnant.

“We couldn’t believe it. It was like, ‘Wow. Okay, so this is isn’t going to be easy. Maybe it’s not in the cards for us to have another child,’ ” he continues. “That was a realization that smacked us in the face.”

Kevin Richardson Fertility Struggles
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Meet Maxwell Haze Richardson

07/12/2013 at 06:30 PM ET

Looks like the guest of honor got sleepy!

A day after Kevin Richardson revealed his second son had finally decided to join the party — Maxwell Haze arrived Wednesday morning — the Backstreet Boys singer took to Twitter to share a photo of the family’s newest addition.

Seen cradled in the arms of big brother Mason, 6, baby Maxwell manages to sneak in a snooze as both boys cuddle close with mom Kristin in the hospital bed.

“Blessed!!!” Richardson, 41, writes.

Born at 3:05 a.m., Maxwell weighed in at 9 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 23 inches long.

Richardson, along with fellow Backstreet Boys Brian LittrellHowie DoroughNick Carter and A.J. McLean, recently stopped by PEOPLE for an exclusive performance of their new single “In a World Like This,” the title track of their upcoming album, out July 30.

Kevin Richardson Maxwell Haze First Photo
Courtesy Kevin Richardson

— Anya Leon