UPDATE: Nick Carter has revealed the name of his and wife Lauren Kitt Carter's third child and second daughter, one month after she was born following "minor complications."
"This is baby Pearl," the Backstreet Boys singer said in an Instagram video posted on Wednesday, June 2, which showed him carrying the infant in a baby carrier. "I just wanted to say thank you so much to everybody out there who has been giving us love, congratulations for Pearl."
Nick told Us Weekly that Lauren initially wanted to give the name Pearl to their second child and eldest daughter Saoirse Reign Carter, now 20 months old.
"Essentially, we kind of gave up on the name, but Lauren really liked Pearl," he said. "Then we discovered that we were going to have another baby. That's when I was like, 'Listen, let's go with what you wanted.' So she became Pearl."
Lauren also joked to the magazine that she and her husband liked the name because "we needed something easier to say than Saoirse."
Nick Carter and his wife Lauren Kitt Carter have welcomed a baby, but the star has revealed that the newborn's birth didn't go as planned.
"We are proud to announce that our baby has officially arrived," Nick tweeted on Thursday, April 22. "But as a parent knows all to very well, sometimes things don't turn out the way you plan it. We have been experiencing some minor complications but things are looking a little better after the first night."
"I wanted to thank everyone for all the prayers and good thoughts during this time," he later added. "We will keep you updated."
The 41-year-old singer sparked concern from fans on Wednesday, April 21, when he posted a photo of himself in the hospital. "Yes I'm a believer. I ask god to give us strength to protect mommy and baby," he wrote on Instagram alongside the picture, adding the hashtags #fatherhood #prayers.
Nick and Lauren, who are parents to Odin Reign Carter, 5, and Saoirse Reign Carter, 20 months, announced her pregnancy in January. Along with a sonogram, Nick wrote on social media at the time, "Sometimes life blesses you with little surprises."
We are proud to announce that our baby has officially arrived. 🙏🏻But as a parent knows all to very well, sometimes things don’t turn out the way you plan it. We have been experiencing some minor complications but things are looking a little better after the first night.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) April 22, 2021
In a January interview with People, Lauren shared that this pregnancy came after she experienced multiple miscarriages.
"I was fully set on just having two children and I had prepared for that and made arrangements for that," she told the outlet. "We were going to have two children and it was a surprise."
(Originally published on Thursday, April 22 at 2:02 p.m. PT)