All Kevin Jonas wants is another healthy baby. But as he and wife Danielle wait a couple weeks to find out the sex of their second child, he can’t help but hope for a little sister for 2-year-old daughter Alena.
“I’ve always just wanted two kids that were both girls, and my wife was like, ‘Why?’ I’m like, ‘Because I’ve been around boys so much my entire life, that I want to be surrounded by girls,'” Jonas, 28, said Tuesday on Nigel Barker’s Gentleman’s Code.
(In case you missed it, the musician turned contractor definitely broke some hearts along with brothers Joe, 26, and Nick, 23, during their time as pop chart-topping teen idols.)
“Oh, of course you’ve never been surrounded by women,” joked Barker, 44. “One of the Jonas Brothers right now just saying they can’t get enough women in their lives.”
Jonas admitted that he and Danielle, 29, are “having the hardest time” thinking of names for a baby boy.
“Well, Nigel has the most ring to it,” Barker suggested. As for a girl, “Nigella, I’ve heard is also nice.”
Barker’s own daughter is named Jasmine, and he revealed he was forced to miss her birth because he was “contractually bound” to judge America’s Next Top Model.
“I couldn’t get out of my contract. They wouldn’t let me go even for a week,” the fashion photographer said. “I had my own issues with that obviously, but needless to say, I missed it, and my wife wasn’t too pleased about it. Of course you can’t plan these things, and we had hoped and the doctor had said that the date would be a certain date that we thought would be when I would be around, and of course it wasn’t, and that’s the way with babies. But nonetheless, I wasn’t there.”
Now, Barker said he’s dedicated to spending as much time with Jasmine and older son Jack as possible as they continue to grow up.
Jonas also discussed the scrutiny celebrity parents are subject to, defending model Chrissy Teigen after she was mommy-shamed for going out to dinner with husband John Legend about 10 days after giving birth to daughter Luna.
“It’s no one’s place to make comments on how you live your life, and you know what, no one even knows whether it was with a nanny, whether it was a babysitter. The baby could have been with her mom or her dad or any of the family members,” he explained. “It doesn’t matter who the baby was with. It’s not your responsibility to comment on parenting for others. I would hate if someone did that to me.”
Jonas added that his wife has been criticized for working out while expecting, even though it’s “what makes her feel good” and doesn’t put the baby at harm because she exercises regularly when she isn’t pregnant.
Some so-called fans even created a conspiracy theory about little Alena.
“Our first kid, everyone said that it wasn’t ours and it was a fake pregnancy and she didn’t look pregnant,” he said. “The ultrasound pictures that we sent, ‘Oh, that’s a very formed baby.’ It’s like, then you’ve never had a child.”
Nigel Barker’s Gentleman’s Code airs live Tuesdays at 1 pm ET on SiriusXM Radio Andy (Ch. 102).
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