Nick Carter and his wife, Lauren Kitt Carter, are expecting baby No. 3! The new addition will join big brother Odin, 4, and daughter Saoirse, 15 months.
The couple spoke to People about being completely surprised by this pregnancy.
“I was fully set on just having two children, and I had prepared for that and made arrangements for that,” Kitt Carter told the magazine. “We were going to have two children, and it was a surprise. I didn’t find out I was pregnant till I was about five-and-a-half months pregnant. I didn’t have any symptoms; I didn’t have anything indicating that I was pregnant. One day I just — I felt something move in my body and I said, ‘Nick, there’s something not right. I think I need to go to the doctor. Something’s wrong with me.’ I was not supposed to be able to have any more children, so I never assumed that I was pregnant.”
The actor revealed that she thought she had a tumor, “because there was just no way that I could be pregnant, from just my medical history and the things that I did to ensure that I just had my two children.”
Backstreet Boys member Carter said he saw the unexpected pregnancy as a blessing, especially considering “everything that 2020 has given to the entire world.”
The couple, who wed in 2014, also shared some sad news that they have suffered multiple miscarriages in the past.
“My last — the one before Saoirse — was a second-term loss, which is more … just more traumatic and there’s a lot that goes into it,” Kitt Carter said. “[It was] similar to what Chrissy Teigen went through. When she came out with her story, we were so happy because we were like, ‘Wow, other people are open and sharing their stories and it’s not so taboo.’ People go through it and I was actually very grateful that they shared as much as they did and as in-depth as they did, because I mean, no one talks about it.”
Carter thanked a Backstreet Boys fan for the warm wishes about the baby news on Twitter by noting that this was a high-risk pregnancy. “We’re just gonna lean on God to grant us a healthy and happy home because Lauren is high risk,” he wrote.
We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We are overjoyed with all the love and support. We’re just gonna lean on God to grant us a healthy and happy home because Lauren is high risk. https://t.co/LqeuPyW6pB
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) January 14, 2021
Carter said the family is now getting ready for the baby, who is due in April.
“For us, it’s all about just creating an environment for our children that is peaceful,” he said. “I have always wanted to love somebody, someone unconditionally and give everything to those people, my wife, my kids, and be selfless. Now that I have it, yes, I am living my dream and I am very grateful for that and very blessed.”