With only weeks left before Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo welcome their son into the world this September, the 98 Degrees singer said he’s really ready to be a first-time dad.
“I’m very excited. She’s great. You know, it’s starting to get a little uncomfortable now. It’s the dead of summer. It’s hot. She’s very pregnant,” he told MTV News at the Mixtape Festival last weekend, where 98 Degrees reunited after a decade apart. Lachey wasn’t only ready to hit the stage again with his fellow boy banders, but he also couldn’t wait for the arrival of his baby boy.
“So ready, I think, as we both are for him to come out and meet the little guy,” he added. “It’s about time.”
Lachey made the announcement that he and his former MTV VJ wife are expecting their first child when he sat down to co-host “Live! With Kelly” back in March. And, now, with the birth so near, his brother Drew is willing to share some parenting secrets with him.
“My advice for parenting [is] don’t take other people’s advice because each kid’s different, each situation is different, each parent is different,” the father of two said. “So just hold the baby as much as you can, love the baby and everything else will work itself out from there.”
And judging his bandmates’ experience as fathers, Nick will surely take their advice.
“They’re great dads, very loving dads,” Nick added about Drew and bandmate Jeff Timmons. (Justin Jeffre is the only guy in the group who will have no kids.) “So they set good examples for Justin and I.”
Back in March, Lachey shared what name he’d like to give his son when he sat down beside Kelly Ripa on her talk show. “If it’s a boy, we’re not really sure yet,” he said of the names the couple had been tossing around. “[I used to think] if I have a son first, he’s going to be named Colin. Now Colin, it’s not a good name [to Vanessa]. It’s a tough thing, these names.”
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