A.J. McLean & Wife Welcome First Child: Ava Jaymes

Congratulations are in order for A.J. McLean and Rochelle Karidis!

The Backstreet Boys singer and his wife have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Ava Jaymes McLean, on Tuesday (November 27), In Touch reports.

“We are all doing well and are thrilled to welcome Ava to the world,” the proud new papa tells the mag.

Baby Ava was born in L.A. at 4:51 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs and 7 oz.

We just spotted the couple catching a movie last weekend!

This April—only four months after tying the knot— the former boy bander and his makeup artist wife shared their exciting pregnancy news.

“I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support,” A.J. shared. “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!”

Then in July, the singer took to Twitter to announce the gender – and chosen name – of their baby.

“Yay we’re having a baby girl!!!!!” he tweeted. “Little baby Ava Jaymes.”

The proud papa recently said that Baby Ava will be the first “Backstreet girl.” AJ’s bandmates Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough are all fathers of baby boys.

Filed under: A.J. McLean,Births,Featured

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  1. Anonymous

    Pretty name. Classic yet not overused.

  2. Lori

    Congratulations A.J. & Rochelle!!! You guys are going be amazing parents

  3. Susana

    YAY!! Congrats!! The name Ava is gorgeous! I love Backstreetboys!!

  4. Jade

    I absolutely LOVE the name Ava Jaymes! Great choice!

  5. Adele

    Nice name but it is hugely popular right now! It’s been in the top 5 for the past 6 years.

  6. Lori

    Oh not only am I happy for AJ and Rochelle but Ava was born the day after Brian Littrell’s son Baylee who turned 10 on November 26th

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