updated 11/19/2007 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/21/2007 AT 11:25 AM ET
There’s officially a new kid on the block: Former boy band singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joey McIntyre and his wife Barrett welcomed a son on Tuesday in L.A., his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
“The family is happy and healthy,” according to McIntyre’s rep, who says the new parents are still deciding on a name. “Everyone’s doing well and they’re excited he made it here in time for Thanksgiving.”
The 7 lb. 12 oz. baby boy is the first child for the new father, who has nothing but admiration for his wife of four years. “My wife is a rock star!” McIntyre tells PEOPLE.
McIntyre, 34, and his wife, 29, found out they were expanding their family on St. Patrick s Day, and later announced it on his Web site.
“Being an Irish guy that’s a good luck charm! ” McIntyre told PEOPLE in June.