Joey McIntyre Welcomes a Baby Boy

The former New Kids on the Block singer gives thanks for the holiday arrival

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There’s officially a new kid on the block: Former boy band singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joey McIntyre and his wife Barrett welcomed a son on Tuesday in L.A., his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

“The family is happy and healthy,” according to McIntyre’s rep, who says the new parents are still deciding on a name. “Everyone’s doing well and they’re excited he made it here in time for Thanksgiving.”

The 7 lb. 12 oz. baby boy is the first child for the new father, who has nothing but admiration for his wife of four years. “My wife is a rock star!” McIntyre tells PEOPLE.

McIntyre, 34, and his wife, 29, found out they were expanding their family on St. Patrick s Day, and later announced it on his Web site.

“Being an Irish guy that’s a good luck charm! ” McIntyre told PEOPLE in June.

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