Nick Carter Reveals Wife’s Baby Struggle
To go with the theme of the week’s dances of idols and icons, Carter chose Lauren as his inspiration for the routine, saying, “There’s so many influential people in my life. From teachers to the guys in my group but when I thought about it, my wife Lauren is my biggest idol and icon that I could think of. Lauren is the woman that I dreamed of. She’s my savior in a lot of ways.” Nick grew emotional as he began to talk about their difficulties while they were trying to conceive, saying, “We’ve been trying to have a baby for about a year now. It’s been rocky, to be quite honest with you. There’s been times when we thought it wouldn’t happen.” “We were pregnant before and we lost the baby,” Lauren added. “It was really hard on Nick. Just watching him get so excited about something then just see him so hurt was hard.” Carter and his professional partner Sharna Burgess paid tribute to Lauren with a contemporary dance to a rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and the number moved the judges, who awarded them a perfect score of 30, their first top marks of the season. Lauren is four months pregnant and the couple learned the sex of their baby during the live broadcast by opening a box filled with blue balloons, indicating an arrival of another Backstreet boy.