Singer Brian Littrell’s wife, actress Leighanne Wallace, has the couple’s baby on board.
“We’re expecting a baby boy at the end of this year and we’re very excited,” the twosome said.
The news comes almost exactly two years after Littrell, 27, and Wallace, 33, wed. (They celebrated their second anniversary on September 2.)
“The only thing we have to deal with now is our puppies being jealous,” the couple added. “We’d like to thank the fans for all of their support and love.”
Pending puppy problems notwithstanding, Littrell will become the first Backstreeter with his very own brood.
His bandmate (and cousin) Kevin Richardson is the only other married Backstreeter, tying the knot with dancer Kristin Willits just three months before Littrell.
A third member, A.J. McLean, will tip the Backstreet balance from bachelor- to hitched-heavy in January, when he’s scheduled to walk the aisle with his steady, singer Sarah Jo Martin. The two became engaged last December.
Nick Carter and Howie Dorough are the remaining unbetrothed Boys.
As for Littrell and Wallace, the parents-to-be met while shooting the band’s 1997 video “As Long As You Love Me,” in which she was an extra.
She has also appeared in such TV series as Silk Stalkings and One Life to Live. They became engaged in 1999 and reside in suburban Atlanta.
Until recently, the band had been lying low (and, for Littrell at least, making babies) since winding down their tumultuous 2001 concert tour, which was sidetracked while McLean completed rehab.
The Backstreeters are currently in the studio laying down tracks for the follow-up to 2000’s Black & Blue. Meanwhile, for those who can’t get enough BSB, Carter’s solo debut, Now or Never, is slated for release on October 22.