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Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean and wife, makeup artist Rochelle Deanna Karidis, announced the birth of their daughter Ava Jaymes on Tuesday.
"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:
I am so thankful for my family my amazing perfect wife and the most beautiful baby girl thats almost here finally! !!!
— AJ Mclean (@skulleeroz) November 22, 2012
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.