Whether the Mirror Ball trophy is within his reach or not, Dancing With The Stars contestant Nick Carter will soon have good reason to celebrate: He's going to be a dad!

Carter and fitness expert Lauren Kitt, who got engaged in 2013 and married last year in Santa Barbara, California, are expecting, according to PEOPLE. The couple's love story and wedding planning was documented on VH1's I Heart Nick Carter

According to the site, Nick never saw himself as the marrying kind until he met Kitt, and former fellow Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean told PEOPLE at the couple's ceremony that he couldn't believe how far Carter had come.

"To see our little baby brother finally make that big, big final step..." he considered. "Next step is having kids. Obviously, they just got married, so obviously take your time."

Mmm maybe not!

And big changes seem to be the norm for Carter these days. Earlier this month, he told PopCrush that DWTS is chronicling his path to self-acceptance after drug and alcohol abuse.

"I’m in a great place in my life where I am comfortable in my own skin," he shared. "I’ve gone through my hardships and I realize I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity to go out there and show the good side of Nick Carter versus the bad—versus the alcohol, the drugs, the women, the old life."

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