AJ McLean — the most testosterone-loaded Backstreet Boys singer (check out that beard) — has two little girls now. (He wanted it that way.)
He and his wife, Rochelle, had their second daughter, Lyric Dean, on Sunday. That’s a pretty cute name, you have to admit. Maybe more country than pop, but hey, sometimes you’ve got to change things up.
Lyric joins big sister, 4-year-old Ava Jaymes.
“I was told by someone very dear to me that having a child will change you forever, and that was beyond true with Ava,” McLean said. “We decided to try one more time because even though Ava is so independent, the idea of having a sister or brother for her became more and more important to us. Seeing the excitement and anticipation that Ava has about being a big sister is truly amazing, and the best feeling in the world.”
Who knew McLean was such a softie? (Oh. Wait. We did. He was in a boy band, after all. Being sensitive and able to pen a moving but upbeat ballad at the drop of a sequined fedora is part of the job description.)
“She’s been practicing for months with her dolls, and with some of my wife’s friends’ babies,” McLean continued about firstborn Ava. “Having two baby girls is a dream come true and we couldn’t be any more proud or excited to welcome Lyric Dean McLean into the world and into our family.”
McLean got all clever with their pregnancy announcement last September, posting a picture of four sneakers on Labor Day. He is clearly digging this dad thing.