(April 12, 2014 - Present)
Lauren Kitt is married to Nick Carter. They started dating on October 20, 2008, after meeting through mutual friends. After getting engaged on 20th February 2013, they were married on 12th April 2014 and have been married for 6 years.
They have two children, a son, Odin Reign, 4, and a baby girl, Saoirse, 1.
Nick never had to wonder what his family would think of his girlfriend, fitness expert, and actress Lauren Kitt after they began dating in 2009. That’s because she was introduced to Nick through his sister, Angel, and brother, Aaron Carter, who knew Lauren before him, intuitively knew the couple would enjoy each other’s company and persuaded them to meet. The two were introduced at a movie night at Nick’s house in October 2008, and although Lauren was unimpressed with Nick at first, where a sign from the heavens seemed to approve the match and a relationship eventually blossomed. As it grew more serious, Lauren recalled that she had to decide between continuing her career and giving the romance a chance. they were in a relationship with each other for five years. Before that, Lauren is deeply committed to environmental issues and animal rights and is the proud co-parent (with Nick) of two dogs, Igby and Nacho, and a bambino cat named Mulder.
Just like best friend and fellow wife, Rochelle McLean, helping her husband with his addition, Lauren has helped Nick kept him away from suicide and alcoholism. Nick then proposed to Lauren on 20th February 2013 in the Florida Keys. It happened on tour in Australia when separated from his love for the longest time since they met and Nick then realized that he couldn’t live without her. After obtaining permission from Lauren’s father to marry her, Nick set off on a mission to design the perfect engagement ring. He sent Lauren to look at jewelry for her birthday with his business manager. A diamond on one particular necklace captivated Lauren, so Nick had the stone removed and set into a ring. So after holding the engagement ring in his pockets for two weeks, he decided to pop the question. Carter and Kitt, along with some close friends and Kitt's father, set out to sea on a boat ride to a private island in Key West where Carter had spent time as a child. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing because it started storming for three days and the boat broke down several times, forcing the two to stop and tinker with the engine. But all was forgotten when they arrived on the island, where Lauren’s father and Nick’s best friend were on hand to witness Nick dropped to one knee and presented Lauren to be his wife with a 7-carat pear-shaped diamond ring with baguette side stones set in platinum from posh Rodeo Drive jeweler XIV Karats in Beverly Hills. Along with her best friend and the other wives, Kristin Richardson, Leighanne Littrell, and Leigh Dorough, Kitt also has been a target for cyber-bullying and death threats ever since she began dating Nick Carter from fans who believe they should be with Carter, not her and doesn’t understand why women fans were attacking her or even each other as she believes women were supposed to be supportive of each other, but luckily, Nick is quick to come to her defense against haters.
After a 13 month long engagement, the couple exchanged their vows on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 in an intimate ceremony at the Bacara Resort & Spa with the lush grounds and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, California, and since then, they are living their blissful life. Although Nick's sister, Angel, couldn't make it as he missed her big day due to his and Lauren's coed bachelor bachelorette party in Las Vegas back in February but sends her blessing and brother Aaron couldn't make it, he had his singing brothers there — all five of the Backstreet Boys witnessed the singer’s nuptials. Howie D was the only boy band member who was selected to be one of his five groomsmen, with his best man being longtime friend Shadwick. Preceding the resplendent bride were her bridesmaids, one of them was Alexandra, Lauren’s maid of honor and her sister and AJ McLean’s wife, Rochelle, wearing mismatched dresses, Ava, Rochelle, and A.J's daughter, served as an adorable flower girl, and the couple’s two dogs, who carried the rings on bone-shaped pillows. Lauren looked radiant as she made her way down the featured clusters of candles housed in antique lanterns alongside ivory flowers and succulents aisle in a custom chic fit-and-flare gown featuring a lace sweetheart-neckline bodice and floor-length veil, affixed to her intricate elegant chignon braided updo, leaving all attention to her sparkling diamond earrings and matching cuff bracelet, carrying a fragrant bouquet of anemones, white roses, herbs, hydrangeas, orchids, and moss. Nick, dressed in a black tuxedo, white blouse, and black bow-tie by Anthony Franco Designs, couldn’t hold back the tears the minute he saw his bride-to-be. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres before moving to an outdoor, Spanish-style courtyard illuminated with strings of old-fashioned light bulbs for an organic elegance with a rustic twist celebration that includes a sit-down dinner, long wooden tables boasted with “runners” of floral arrangements that included Spanish moss, ivory garden roses, tulips, hyacinths, violet orchids, and succulents. Additionally, herbs, such as sage and rosemary were also incorporated into the décor.
Heartfelt toasts from Lauren’s father and sister and Nick’s fellow bandmates, all of them shedding a tear, invoked moments of love and reflection. After cutting their elegant five-tiered cake, which was covered in fresh purple and white flowers that matched the centerpieces, the newlyweds and their guests hit the dance floor for hours of dancing, located inside an adjacent ballroom awash in lavender lighting. Although the reception wrapped around 11 PM, a Moroccan-themed after-party, complete with bright red and orange lighting, and hookahs, kept guests celebrating until 2 AM. Lauren even changed into a flowing white gown embellished with gold, silver, and orange embroidery, which was inspired by their upcoming honeymoon to Morocco, to complement the style of the celebration. Lauren and Nick’s journey to the altar was documented in the 2014 reality VH1 series “I Heart Nick Carter.” The show followed the newly engaged couple’s journey to the altar and gave viewers an inside look at how Nick and Lauren learn to balance demanding careers, outrageous families, and planning a wedding. They shared their big day on national TV.
Kitt was expecting her first child after previously suffering a miscarriage. On November 2, the couple found out live on Dancing with the Stars that they are expecting a baby boy. On April 19, 2016, Kitt gave birth to her first son, Odin Reign, after 30 hours of labor.