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McLean told PEOPLE,
"I was told by someone very dear to me that having a child will change you forever, and that was beyond true with Ava. We decided to try one more time because even though Ava is so independent, the idea of having a sister or brother for her became more and more important to us."
"Despite the fact that I’m an only child and (all jokes aside) turned out okay, my wife is one of four and that showed me there’s something beyond special about having siblings. Now, seeing the excitement and anticipation that Ava has about being a big sister is truly amazing, and the best feeling in the world. She’s been practicing for months with her dolls, and with some of my wife’s friends’ babies."
The Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely singer also said that being a father of two is a dream come true. He's very proud at the moment and even very excited to welcome Lyric in the world.
"Once I got sober things really kind of kicked into gear for me a recovering alcoholic now six years sober. Everything I was feeling, I started just putting it down with pen on paper and applying music to it."
During an interview with New Zealand radio station ZM, he explained addiction as the hardest thing he has ever had to go through. He checked into the rehab for the third time on 10 January 2011.
McLean credits his lovely wife and bandmates who helped him a lot in this difficult time.
'I'm trying to be a good husband and a good father and deal with life on life's terms. There is a lot going on. It's been overwhelming.'
Well, let's wish him to be always happy and healthy.
AJ McLean; Quick Facts
He was born on 9 January 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida to the family of Denise and Bob McLean.
The birth sign is Capricorn.
Belongs to Puerto Rican, Scots-Irish, English, and German ancestry.
Is the only child in the family as his twin sisters died during childbirth.
Has a height of 5.74 feet (1.75m).
Raised by his mother since his parents divorced when he was just four years of age.
Performed for the first time in 1986 in Truth or Dare? as Little Mike at 8.
In 1991, he achieved the role in Hi Honey, I'm Home!, the Nickelodeon comedy series.
Organized a pop group named Backstreet Boys with Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell in 1993. The group celebrated 20th anniversary in 2013 releasing their latest album In a World Like This.
Released his second solo album Naked on 9 September 2016.
Has an estimated net worth of about $45 million as of 2017.