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Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and wife Rochella DeAnna Announce Divorce After 12 Years

Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean and wife Rochelle DeAnna McLean announced on Monday (Jan. 1) that they have decided to end their 12-year marriage. The couple, who separated a year ago, released a joint statement confirming their divorce.

“As you all know we have been separated for over a year now,” they wrote. “While we have hoped for reconciliation we have decided to officially end our marriage. It is with deep love and respect that we have made this decision.”

McLean, 45, and his ex, 42, also posted about their separation in March 2023, explaining, “Marriage is hard, but worth it. We have mutually decided to separate temporarily to work on ourselves, and on our marriage with the hope of building a stronger future. The plan is to come back together and continue to nurture our love for one another and our family. We ask for respect and privacy at this time. Separation is hard enough without the commentary, please be kind and remember there are children involved.”

The couple married in December 2011 after dating for six years and share two daughters, Ava (who goes by Elliott) and Lyric. “Our focus now is moving forward in the healthiest possible way with friendship and coparenting our girls at the forefront of this next chapter,” their joint New Year’s day post continued. “We appreciate your kindness, respect and privacy at this time.”

McLean was on hand in November along with the members of *NSYNC, Camila Cabello and more stars to celebrate the release of Trolls Band Together.

The BSB are scheduled to play a gig at Valaria de la Feria in Leon, Mexico on Feb. 3 before kicking off their four-gig Backstreet’s Back at the Beach residency at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun on April 18.

Check out the couple’s post below.

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