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Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter and wife Lauren Kitt bring home their newborn daughter after birth complications and announce her adorable name

By Leena Tailor‍, ETCanada.com Staff.

April 26, 2021 5:05 p.m.

It’s a girl – and she’s finally home! A year after telling ET Canada that he once wondered if he would ever have the baby girl he dreams of having, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and his wife Lauren Kitt have welcomed their second daughter home .

Nick confirmed the gender of the baby by tweeting a American weekly article featuring a photo of the newborn on Monday. The post came after he took to social media on Monday morning to share that the trio were “safe and sound at home”.

“Okay everyone, I wanted to let you know that finally we made it home safe and sound. Baby is so much better. 😊🍼,” he wrote. “I will share a little photo with you very soon. Thanks again for all your love. 🙏🏻.”

The homecoming comes after Nick previously confirmed the baby arrived amid ‘minor complications’.

“As a parent knows very well, sometimes things don’t go the way you planned,” the 41-year-old musician tweeted early Thursday morning. “We had a few minor complications but things are looking a little better after the first night.”

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Since then, the singer has kept concerned members of the Backstreet Army updated on the little one’s condition. On Thursday evening, he shared that things were “better” but that they had to stay in the hospital. He added that he and Lauren, who are also parents to five-year-old son Odin and 18-month-old daughter Saoirse, were “watching baby like a hawk”.

On Saturday, the “80s Movie” singer shared another update after fans continued their concern.

“Just had the chance to read your comments and we are so grateful for your love and kind thoughts,” Nick tweeted. “Things are improving. Unfortunately, we had to stay another night in the hospital. I can’t wait for you all to meet the baby.

And a few days later, Carter shared another update, the name of their new arrival.

“It’s Baby Pearl,” the singer said in an Instagram video posted Wednesday. “I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who gave us love, congratulations on Pearl.”

The little one’s siblings will no doubt be delighted to have their parents and little sister at home. Nick shared how much he misses the cuties in a social media post on Thursday.

“I took this video of Saoirse before I left for the hospital,” he captioned a clip of Saoirse waking Lauren up.

The baby’s arrival caps a month of family fun and milestones for the Carters. The clan enjoyed Easter in Las Vegas with Nick’s sister, Angel, and her family, and Nick and Lauren then celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on April 12.

On April 19, Odin celebrated his fifth birthday, and on April 20, the Backstreet Boys celebrated their 28th birthday.

Fellow Backstreet Boy AJ McLean teased Nick had another daughter on Instagram in April; however, Nick has yet to confirm the sex of the newborn.

Nick and Lauren announced their pregnancy in January, revealing that Lauren had no idea she was expecting until she was about five and a half months pregnant. The news came as a surprise given the harrowing challenges and multiple miscarriages the “Dead 7” stars endured while building their dream family.

In 2019, the two told ET Canada how blessed they felt celebrating their first Christmas with their children, after Saoirse arrived.

“It’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” Lauren said. “We went through our struggles to get to where we are, so I don’t regret anything we went through. It made us stronger. And, I think Saoirse came back to us. She’s a miracle baby and we’ve worked hard for her, we’ve been waiting for her, and having her here is awesome. Even the hard times are worth it because we wanted her so badly and fought for her, so when I wake up every two hours to breastfeed and I can’t sleep, I smile at her.

“To me, Saoirse is an example of how we all struggle in our lives,” Nick added. “People always have problems, but Saoirse shows how if you keep fighting – even though things can sometimes be dark – there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Good things happen as long as you keep fighting. move on and that you stay positive and grateful. That’s being a human being, and we’re just grateful that she came back to us.

A few months later, Nick told ET Canada how much he appreciated having more time at home in Las Vegas in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which interrupted the Backstreet Boys’ “DNA” world tour.

“It’s a double-edged sword because I would love to tour, but I’m making the most of what we have right now – playing with my kids, getting involved in school and just being in their living at full hourly capacity. It’s a lot of work, but it’s good work.”

He also opened up about how grateful he feels to be a father to a daughter, noting that there was a time when he wondered if the couple would ever be lucky enough to have a daughter.

“There was a time when we lost our second child – a girl – and we were quite far along in the pregnancy and Lauren was just [distraught,]” he said. “It was one of the most horrible things to go through – driving her to the hospital, being with her through everything there, and then all the emotions that followed. It was extremely hard, to the point that she wanted to give up trying again. We wanted a girl and we just didn’t know if we would get one and when we did it was a miracle from God above.

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