Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and wife welcome new daughter Ava

By Meaghan Fleming,

Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean and wife, makeup artist Rochelle Deanna Karidis, announced the birth of their daughter Ava Jaymes on Tuesday.

McLean posted an announcement on his official website on Tuesday telling fans about the birth of his daughter Ava. He also posted a link to the announcement on his Twitter page.

"Rochelle and I are thrilled to officially announce the birth of our baby monkee Ava Jaymes McLean," McLean wrote. "She arrived at 4:51 a.m. on Nov. 27th, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces. We are so in love with our bundle of joy and happy to have started our family now."

McLean told In Touch: "We are all doing well and are thrilled to welcome Ava to the world.”

On Thanksgiving, McLean posted about being thankful for his family, including his daughter:

The couple announced they were expecting in May with a video on YouTube, as we reported. The two married in December 2011 after McLean proposed in 2010 during a show in Las Vegas.

Fellow Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and his wife Leigh are expecting a son. Dorough announced the news on his Twitter in August.



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