20 Celeb Parents Who Used To Be In A Boy Band Or Girl Group (Photos)

My favorite and yours: Menudo

It was not too long ago that these former heartthrobs were making their baby-faced fans cry with excitement, and these days they are doing anything they can to make their own babies stop the all-night crying.

That’s right — some of our most favorite boy and girl band members of the 80s and 90s have hung up their Air Jordan high tops and questionable neon-colored belly tops for the life of fatherhood and motherhood.

Boy bands that come to mind are of course the New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys, and N*Sync, but let’s not forget the boy band that first introduced me to the art of taping up Tiger Beat pull out posters: MENUDO. For those that need a reminder:


(They don’t make wonderfully cheesy pop videos like this one any more, now do they?)

Check out our complied gallery of a few Sugababes, Backstreet Boys, and Spice Girls who are now better known by the names of Mom and Dad, and then tell us, who was your favorite band growing up?

  • Joey Fatone 1 of 20
    Joey Fatone
    The only daddy from the uber-successful boy band N*SYNC, Joey and his wife have two daughters together, Brianna Joely, born on March 21, 2001, and Kloey Alexandra, born on January 11, 2010.
  • Chilli 2 of 20
    We know her as Chilli, but she was born Rozonda Ocelean Thomas. Formerly of the group TLC, these days Chilli is a single mom to her son Tron and is still wondering what happened to her relationship with the uber sessy Usher.
  • Geri Halliwell 3 of 20
    Geri Halliwell
    Geri was part of the most successful girl band ever, The Spice Girls. While Geri might not be doing much on the music front, she is a single mom to her daughter, Bluebell Madonna.
  • Mark Wahlberg 4 of 20
    Mark Wahlberg
    Little do people know, but before Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch, Mark Wahlberg was actually one of the original members of the New Kids on the Block. These days though, he's going for his own Funky Bunch with five kids and counting!
  • Salt-n-Pepa 5 of 20
    Salt-n-Pepa, or Cheryl James and Sandra Denton, were part of one of the most successful girl rap groups of all time. Cheryl is a mom who has a daughter in college now while Sandra has two daughters, Tyran and Egypt.
  • Kevin Richardson 6 of 20
    Kevin Richardson
    It didn't take long for Kevin to say good-bye to the Backstreet Boys and hello to fatherhood. Kevin along with his wife, Kristin, welcomed their first child together, Mason Richardson, on July 3, 2007.
  • Howie Dorough 7 of 20
    Howie Dorough
    Still looking good, Howie! This Backstreet Boy and Orlando native married his longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello in a traditional Catholic ceremony. They have one son named James.
  • Brian Littrell 8 of 20
    Brian Littrell
    The Backstreet Boys sure have settled down much more quickly into fatherhood than the N*SYNC boys. Brian and his wife Leighanne have one child, son Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell.
  • Kerry Katona 9 of 20
    Kerry Katona
    America, let me introduce you to Britain's answer to Lindsay Lohan, Kerry Katona, perhaps the biggest hot mess from across the pond. Kerry was part of the most successful British girl bands, Atomic Kitten. These days Kerry is a full-time mother to her three daughters and one son and hopefully staying out of trouble and the headlines.
  • Jordan Knight 10 of 20
    Jordan Knight
    Jordan was my favorite New Kid on the Block (and still is). The crooner is married to Evelyn Melendez and has two children. The couple's first son, Dante Jordan, was born on August 25, 1999. Their second son, Eric Jacob, was born on February 21, 2007.
  • Melanie Brown 11 of 20
    Melanie Brown
    We love our Mel B! This former Spice Girl and current X Factor Australia judge just welcomed her third daughter this past fall.
  • Victoria Beckham 12 of 20
    Victoria Beckham
    You might not be able to name all of the children of the other former Spice Girl members, but you sure as heck know who Posh Spice's kids are. Victoria is of course mum to her kids, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Seven Beckham.
  • Emma Bunton 13 of 20
    Emma Bunton
    Who would have ever thought that Baby Spice would be the first to love babies so much? She is now mom to two sons, Beau and Tate.
  • Ricky Martin 14 of 20
    Ricky Martin
    Before he was Livin' La Vida Loca he was making hearts melt all over the Latin American world with his boy band, Menudo. Today Ricky is a proud papa to his twin boys, Matteo and Valentino. And he's still uber cute.
  • Beyonce 15 of 20
    Before she became a mother to her own child, she was part of Destiny's Child. Beyonce Knowles is the proud new mom of 2012's most talked about baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
  • Joey McIntyre 16 of 20
    Joey McIntyre
    This baby-faced New Kid on the Blocker is the proud papa of three children with his wife, Barrett Williams.
  • Chyna Phillips 17 of 20
    Chyna Phillips
    Yes, even though they weren't teenagers at the time, Wilson Phillips was still considered a girl band. Lead singer and former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant, Chyna, has three daughters with her husband, William Baldwin.
  • Andrea Corr 18 of 20
    Andrea Corr
    Remember The Corrs? Andrea Corr was part of this highly successful Irish pop band along with her brother and sisters. Andrea is currently expecting her first child in the spring of 2012.
  • Mutya Buena 19 of 20
    Mutya Buena
    For anyone who knows their British Pop history, you know who the Sugababes are. One of the original members of the highly successful pop group, Mutya is now a single mother living in London.
  • Colin Farrell 20 of 20
    Colin Farrell
    BONUS: Bet you didn't know this, but Colin Farrell was thisclose to becoming a boy bander as he auditioned several times ... but unfortunately never made the cut. Our favorite former bad boy sure does have all the criteria to be one though (have you heard him sing in "Crazy Heart?"). Today, Colin is the proud daddy to two boys, James and Henry.


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