April 29, 2012 06:45 PM

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Backstreet baby!

A.J. McLean and his wife, Rochelle, announced via YouTube Sunday that they are expecting their first child in November.

“I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support. We recently got married — I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge,” the singer, 34, says with his wife by his side.

“Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you — for the first time — something very special. We’re having a baby!”

McLean and Karidis were wed Dec. 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills.

The couple moved from Hollywood to the Valley earlier in the year so that they’d have space to raise a family, although McLean said at the time that “I think we’ll be married for about three years before we have kids.”

Although they’ll be hearing the pitter-patter of little feet a bit earlier than expected, “Words cannot express how I feel — this is something I have always dreamed about my whole life. I’ve found my dream girl and this is the greatest gift of all,” McLean said in a statement.

“I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been. We are anxious, nervous, excited, happy, all emotions one can feel. Life is goooood! We are due sometime in November.”

— Sarah Michaud

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