By Valerie Nome
Now that Nick Lachey and wife Vanessawelcomed son Camden John into the world Sept. 12, he can turn to his fellow 98 Degreesbandmates for parenting advice.
Younger brother Drew is a father of two, and bandmate Jeff Timmons has a brood of five little ones, which includes two stepchildren and three children. (The oldest is 13, and the youngest is ten months!)
“I think Nick’s going to be great,” Jeff tells me. “He’s great with my kids, and he’s a great uncle to Drew’s kids.”
What would he tell him?
“Every kid’s different,” Jeff says. “Every parent has their own thing. My whole thing is: look, as much as you’re a parent, be a friend to your kids and listen to them. Listen to what they say. Let them know that they have an open line of communication with you.”
One thing the youngsters will enjoy is new music from 98 Degrees, whose hits includedGive Me Just One Night (Una Noche), My Everything, Thank God I Found You, This Gift, I Do (Cherish You), The Hardest Thing, Because of You and Invisible Man.
They'll also be treated to a reunion tour, which will follow performances last month on the Today show and at Hershey Park's Mixtape Festival. The gigs marked their first time performing together in eleven years.