Nick Lachey recently celebrated fatherhood for the second time, welcoming his daughter Brooklyn alongside wife Vanessa Lachey and 2-year-old son Camden.
The former 98 Degrees singer talked with Wonderwall.com about his new baby, what a great big brother Camden is, as well as his next project, which is another family affair.
How's fatherhood treating you after welcoming your second child?
It's been great! It's different with a girl than a boy. It's been a lot of fun. I think No. 2 is easier. You've already done it once — you kind of know what's coming.
Has Camden been stepping up as a big brother?
He's very concerned, which is good. If she's crying, he's like "Baby Brooklyn's crying, what's wrong?" He wants to make sure that it's addressed, so I like that that his instincts are kicking in — that he's going to have to be a protective big brother. It's a good thing.
Are you more protective over your baby girl?
You are protective of your kids, no matter if they are boys or girls — your paternal instinct is to be protective no matter what. I'm sure the whole father-daughter dynamic will come into play in a big, big way as she gets older.
Are you and Vanessa planning on having more kids, or is this it?
Well, those are the kind of things that you have no way of knowing, right?! For right now, I'm pretty content with two: I got a boy and a girl. It feels like a good place to call it off, but you never know. ... I've given up trying to make plans. We'll see where it goes.
You opened a bar with your brother Drew Lachey, what has that been like?
It's been great. It's something that we've talked about wanting to do for a long time. And we finally decided to go for it. It's a different kind of business than anything we've ever done before. And it's been eye-opening. But it's been a lot of fun ... I am a big sports nut and to have a sports bar in your hometown [Cincinnati, Ohio] — it's surreal to walk in there and [be like] "This is our place." To sit down at your bar and have a beer, it's been cool."