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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter reveals his wife had a miscarriage: 'I'm heartbroken'

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Nick Carter’s wife has suffered a miscarriage, the Backstreet Boys singer announced on Twitter Monday.

Nick Carter (pictured with wife Lauren in 2014) announced the sad news on Twitter. (Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
Nick Carter (pictured with wife Lauren in 2014) announced the sad news on Twitter. (Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)

The 38-year-old pop star asked for “peace” in a tweet as he revealed that he and wife Lauren Kitt had experienced a pregnancy loss. Carter also confirmed that the couple, who have been married since 2014, were expecting a “little sister for Odin,” their 2-year-old son.

Carter initially wrestled with the idea of canceling his Sept. 10 solo concert in Lima, Peru. After telling fans, “I don’t think I can perform tonight,” he later decided to push through “for the love of my fans.”

It’s unclear when the miscarriage occurred. On the day of her husband’s announcement, Kitt posted on Instagram about her skin care routine. Just two hours before Carter’s tweet, the Backstreet Boys posted an image of him in a celebratory pose. Neither Kitt nor the band has commented on the pregnancy.

Fans have flooded the couple with condolences and prayers.

Carter isn’t the only celebrity male who has spoken out this week about losing a pregnancy. Days ago actor James Van Der Beek shared an emotional Instagram post reflecting on the three miscarriages he and wife Kimberly have suffered.

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Wanted to say a thing or two about miscarriages… of which we’ve had three over the years (including right before this little beauty). First off – we need a new word for it. “Mis-carriage”, in an insidious way, suggests fault for the mother – as if she dropped something, or failed to “carry.” From what I’ve learned, in all but the most obvious, extreme cases, it has nothing to do with anything the mother did or didn’t do. So let’s wipe all blame off the table before we even start. Second… it will tear you open like nothing else. It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced. So don’t judge your grief, or try to rationalize your way around it. Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and allow it it’s rightful space. And then… once you’re able… try to recognize the beauty in how you put yourself back together differently than you were before. Some changes we make proactively, some we make because the universe has smashed us, but either way, those changes can be gifts. Many couples become closer than ever before. Many parents realize a deeper desire for a child than ever before. And many, many, many couples go on to have happy, healthy, beautiful babies afterwards (and often very quickly afterwards – you’ve been warned 😍). I’ve heard some amazing metaphysical explanations for them, mostly centering around the idea that these little souls volunteer for this short journey for the benefit of the parents… but please share whatever may have given you peace or hope along the way… Along with a new word for this experience. #miscarriage #WeNeedANewName #MoreCommonThanYouHearAbout @vanderkimberly

A post shared by James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:47pm PDT

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