This Backstreet Boy ain’t a boy anymore, A.J. McLean is taking one of the biggest steps a man can take – he’s going to become a father!
A.J. McClean and his wife of 5 months Rochelle DeAnna Karidis announced via YouTube that they are expecting. What did A.J. say about this big news?
“I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support. We recently got married — I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge,” A.J. stated in the video. Then he dropped the bomb saying, “Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you — for the first time — something very special. We’re having a baby!”
The couple got hitched on December 17th, 2011 in Beverly Hills. Rochelle has played a very important role in his life – not just as a wife and the soon to be mother of his child – but A.J. has credited her for making his clean and sober after years of battling drug and alcohol abuse. A.J. proposed to Rochelle while he was on stage back in 2010 at his 32nd birthday party in Las Vegas. Rochelle and A.J. had been together for a while before he popped the question to his – very tattooed – model girlfriend.
Congrats to the happy couple!