Backstreet Boys star reveals if he would want his kids to go into show business


Nick Carter would be happy for his kids to follow in his footsteps - but only if they complete their education first.
The 43-year-old singer - who has son Odin, seven, Saoirse, four, and two-year-old Pearl with wife Lauren Kitt - shot to fame as part of the Backstreet Boys in the 1990s and explained that while both of his daughters are showing musical promise, school remains a top priority.
He told E! News: "Both of my girls, they love to sing. They just literally sing and drum and play guitar. It's funny, when all my kids were really little, infants, I would sing to them before they went to sleep, every single one of them. So that was in them. And now that they're older, Saoirse, actually when I try to play the guitar and prepare for tour, she gets really emotional over it, she has big feelings.
"But then she'll come in the room, and she'll jump on the electronic drum set, and she'll have these big headphones on, and she'll just be banging out. So she's into music, but she likes the drums more, and that's great. And she sings too. All of them get on the karaoke machine, and they're just singing by themselves.
"If they ever wanted to do it, you know I would support them but it's school first. School first, and then when you wanna do it, then you can do it in school."
The 'Everybody' hitmaker recently explained that his children are his "everything" and if his fame suddenly disappeared, he would survive as long as he still had his family by his side.
He said: "My children are my everything. You know, if I lost everything, if I wasn't a Backstreet Boy anymore, if I didn't have the opportunity to still perform for people and entertain them, as long as I still had my kids, as long as I still had my family, I'd be okay."