Singer Nick Carter has revealed that his wife Lauren previously suffered a miscarriage, but she is now 16 weeks pregnant with a son.
The news that Nick is going to be a father came out last month, but the gender of the baby was not known. They found out about it during a live TV show.
On Monday’s episode of "Dancing with the Stars", the Backstreet Boy officially announced that he and his wife are expecting, reports people.com.
“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,” the 35-year-old 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,” she said.
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.”