November 02, 2015 10:00 PM

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It’ll be a Backstreet boy for Nick Carter!

On Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, the singer officially announced that he and wife Lauren Kitt Carter are expecting. Nick revealed that Lauren previously suffered a miscarriage, but she is now 16 weeks pregnant with a son.

“We’ve been trying to have a baby for about a year now. It’s been rocky, to be quite honest with you. There have been times when we thought it wouldn’t happen,” Nick, 35, said.

Lauren, 32, said the struggles to have a baby have been particularly tough on her husband.

“It was really hard on Nick. Just watching him get so excited about something, and see him get so hurt, it was hard,” said Lauren.

After an emotional dance dedicated to his wife, Nick joined Lauren backstage, where the couple learned the sex of their baby on live TV. They opened a giant gift box, and a dozen blue balloons floated to the ceiling.

“It still seems unbelievable,” Nick said.

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“My wife and I are happy to personally announce that we are pregnant,” Carter said in a statement following the show. “It has been our dream to have a family together and we cannot wait to welcome our first child into the world.”

The couple were married in April 2014. Their relationship and road to the altar was documented on VH1’s reality show I Heart Nick Carter in 2014.

— Aaron Couch with reporting by Christine Pelisek

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