Married|2009 - present|Rochelle Karidis married AJ McLean on 17th Dec 2011. |2009-04||
AJ McLean and Rochelle Karidis have been married for 4 years. They were dating for 10 months after getting together in Apr 2009. After 2 years of engagement they married on 17th Dec 2011.
They have two daughters: Ava Jaymes, 5 and Lyric Dean, 9 months.
It happened on Friday night, January 8, 2010 at the Hard Rock’s Wasted Space nightclub., the [[Backstreet Boys|Backstreet Boy]] celebrated his birthday and in front of tons of people who witness the moment he went up the stage, called Karidis on stage as friends watched the DJ silence the music, got on one knee and pooped the question, with a gorgeous, stunning diamond ring he just bought before the proposal from Rocks the Jeweler inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and sources say that before the stroke of midnight, and the date change becoming McLean’s birthday, he ran back to Wasted Space surprising his girlfriend with a shocking proposal, as you can imagine spectators were delighted but surprise and the same feeling were for their friends and Rochelle who were expecting him to do it the least bit. What a pleasant surprise! The source said, “he brought Rochelle up to the middle of the stage, stops the music and proposed. She said yes and the crowd went crazy.”
A witness told People that, “She seemed very surprised and didn’t seem to know why he was getting on stage,” adding, “Even his friends were shocked. They all knew he was going to propose but didn’t think he would do it tonight.” Way to bring it AJ!http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20335897,00.html
On December 17, 2011, he married Rochelle Deanna Karidis, in Beverly Hills, California. Their wedding was attended by his band mates, among others. The Backstreet Boys singer married his longtime girlfriend, Rochelle Karidis, Saturday in Los Angeles, Us Weekly can confirm.
Attended by Kathy Griffin, New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre and BSB's Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Nick Carter, the couple's evening ceremony was held at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel, and officiated by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.
Saturday's nuptials were a long time coming for the pair, who postponed saying "I do" when McLean checked into rehab for the third time earlier this year.
The singer, who proposed to his girlfriend on his 32nd birthday in January 2010 during a live concert performance in Las Vegas, credits his new bride with encouraging his sobriety.
"I really miss and love [Rochelle]. You are my whole world and I cannot wait to spend my life with you," he recently tweeted, linking to his then-fiancee's Twitter handle. "Without you here, I am lost!" Rochelle was just married on December 17th, 2011, after a one year engagement that began (how romantic) on his birthday, January 9th, 2010. so the wedding day was not rushed. She is one cool lady, so cool that she did not take her husband’s name as Rochelle McLean until 2016. See Rochelle Deanna Karidis in the adorable video below announcing the baby news in such a cute fashion that it cannot be missed. Here is the transcript:
“What’s up you guys. It’s AJ and Rochelle. Hello. Hi. I want to say thank you guys for all of your love and support. We recently got married. I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge. And 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! See you guys soon.” Read the pregnancy story here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsLwwFmrsHAThe couple had their first child Ava Jaymes McLean, on November 27, 2012 at 4:51 a.m. in Los Angeles, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces.