Oh, the glory days of O-Town! When the band called it quits nearly 14 years ago, it basically broke our hearts in two. So imagine our surprise when the band recently announced their reunion, and better yet, the release of their first single in years. #Blessed.

Credit: Ashley Parker Angel on Instagram

That’s right; members Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, and Dan Miller are back in our lives, but the one person who’s missing? Blond bombshell, Ashley Parker Angel.

When O-Town reunited this year, they acknowledged their MIA member, saying Ashley has decided to “pursue other career opportunities.” Although we don’t know what those exact opportunities are our guesses are Ashley is choosing to stick with his solo career and spend some quality time with son Lyric.

Yes. Lyric, as in the child whose birth we watched unfold during MTV’s There and Back reality show, which pre-dated 16 and PregnantIn case you didn't catch it, the show captured Ashley’s foray into fatherhood as he and then-fiancèe model Tiffany Lynn, welcomed their first son in 2006.

Ashley and Tiffany have since broken up but time marches on and Lyric’s now 8! He seems to have blessed with Ashley’s gorgeous genes — not to mention, a fondness for hair gel. “I love this little guy so much,” Ashley captioned a photo on his Instagram. “He keeps me grounded.” Aww! We’re sure this kid has been a source of inspiration for Ashley’s songwriting skills.

We hope this kid lives up to his name and (and legacy), and becomes a songwriter just like daddy. And maybe, just maybe, joins a boy band. Because the world needs more.

Do you think Lyric look just like his father? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!