While the couple may have been celebrating his new family, AJ was still trying to find his place in the world. He was jobless, jobless, jobless. He was a bitching off the world for not being a big enough part of his life.
But then, one day, Aj decided to take a step back and see where he really was. He was now a father, and he had to say goodbye to his new family. He told People he “forgot how loved we were” and that he was “pushed away” from his old ones. But in the end, he found his place again. He was a father, and he had to say goodbye to his new family. He told People he “forgot how loved we were” and that he was “pushed away” from his old ones. But in the end, he found his place again.
A famous boy bander walks into a steak joint… and meets his future wife.
The story goes that AJ McLean met his future wife, Rochelle McLean (née Rochelle DeAnna Karidis), at Saddle Ranch Chophouse, a restaurant where she worked. But as it turns out, she was less than impressed by Aj and more by his Backstreet Boys star power. “She claimed she didn’t know who I was, but I call bull s***,” he recalled to People. Luckily, after AJ’s second attempt at asking her out, the pair went on their first date and bonded over a mutual phobia of blowing their own nose. “It was in that moment I just got smacked in the face with these butterflies,” he gushed.
On December 18, 2011, the second most popular Backstreet Boy married that waitress during a lavish ceremony in Beverly Hills. And while AJ initially told People that the couple wanted to wait three years before expanding their family, in April 2012, the couple announced they were expecting. “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,” AJ began in a bombshell YouTube video. “Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you all, for the first time, something very special. We’re having a baby!” he revealed. And that’s when the real fun began.