AJ McLean


How Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Really Feels About His Daughter Being an *NSYNC Fan

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean exclusively revealed to E! News that his 10-year-old daughter Elliott listens to *NSYNC—and is even "besties" with Joey Fatone's 13-year-old daughter Kloey.

September 23, 2023

Joey Fatone: *NSYNC Had to Get "Reacquainted" Before VMAs

Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, AJ McLean, and Wanyá Morris EXCLUSIVELY tell E! News about their holiday collection for The Children's Place.

September 19, 2023


Why Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Separates His "Persona" From His Real Self as Alex

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean looked back on his wellness journey, exclusively sharing with E! News that the biggest lesson he's learned is "turning off" his onstage alter ego: "I have self-worth."

August 16, 2023

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean And Wife Separating

The Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and his wife Rochelle Karidis are separating after tying the knot in 2011. See what they are saying about the decision.

March 27, 2023

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean and Wife Rochelle Separating After Nearly 12 Years of Marriage

The Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and his wife Rochelle Karidis are temporarily pausing their marriage after tying the knot in 2011. Read their joint statement on the decision.

March 27, 2023

ABC Will No Longer Air Backstreet Boys Holiday Special After Nick Carter Sexual Assault Allegations

The Backstreet Boys' holiday special, A Very Backstreet Holiday, will no longer be airing on ABC after Nick Carter was sued for sexual battery on Dec. 8.

December 9, 2022

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Shares How He Lost 32 Pounds Amid Sobriety Journey

“Drinking caused weight gain,” Backstreet Boys AJ McLean told Today while marking one year without alcohol, “but it also weighed down my mental state.”

September 28, 2022

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Shows Off Ripped Physique in New Pics

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean shows off his shredded abs and toned physique in before and after photos on Instagram. Take a look!

September 2, 2022

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Shares Body Transformation Amid Sobriety Journey

AJ McLean celebrated his lifestyle change in a new picture uploaded to Instagram, which shows his transformation after a year.

September 1, 2022


Backstreet Boys Tease Larger Than Life Dancing, Fashion and Surprises on DNA World Tour

As part of E!’s Backstage Pass, Backstreet Boys Nick Carter and AJ McLean revealed what fans can expect on the band’s new tour and what makes their songs timeless year after year.

April 15, 2022

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Is Nearly Unrecognizable After Shaving His Face

Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean surprised fans with a brand new look—and it's a lot less hairy. See the star without his signature mustache and beard below!

October 28, 2021


See Lance Bass, AJ McLean and Nick Lachey React to Britney Spears' Engagement

After Britney Spears and Sam Asghari announced their engagement, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean, *NSYNC's Lance Bass and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey sent along their well-wishes in an E! News exclusive.

September 13, 2021

Lance Bass, AJ McLean & Nick Lachey's Nostalgic Boyband Reunion

The original heartthrobs are bringing the nostalgia for a NYSYNC, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degree mini-reunion. Plus, the guys send Britney Spears their love!

September 13, 2021

Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean Details Interaction With Britney Spears That “Broke” His Heart

Backstreet Boys alum AJ McLean recalled the last time he ran into Britney Spears at a local cupcake shop, saying she had a "glass face" that made him feel like "this wasn't her."

July 14, 2021

NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick Reveals the One Backstreet Boys Member He "Couldn't Be in the Same Room" With

Evidently, even boy band stars can have beef, as NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick admitted there was a time when he couldn't stand to be around a certain Backstreet Boys performer.

June 9, 2021

Cheryl Burke and AJ McLean Reflect on Their Sobriety Journey as He Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

"Everything actually worked itself out. I feel much better," AJ McLean said of his sobriety in a recent episode on the Pretty Messed Up podcast.

December 8, 2020

AJ McLean Recalls the Moment the Backstreet Boys “Caught On” to His Addiction

Backstreet Boys alum AJ McLean got candid about his decades-long addiction and revealed how his bandmates tried to intervene to help him.

October 20, 2020

Dancing With the Stars Pro Cheryl Burke Reveals She's 2 Years Sober

Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Cheryl Burke was happy to be partnered with Backstreet Boys alum AJ McLean as they both are leading sober lives.

September 29, 2020

AJ McLean Joins "Dancing With the Stars" Season 29

The Backstreet Boys singer officially confirms he'll be competing on the hit ABC. See who else is in the running for the Mirrorball Trophy!

August 27, 2020


AJ McLean Joins Dancing With the Stars Season 29: See Who Else Is In the Running

AJ McLean has joined Dancing With the Stars while Carole Baskin and Chrishell Stause are two possible celebrity dancers. You'll never guess who said no.

August 27, 2020

Watch the Backstreet Boys Help a Man Pull off the Sweetest Surprise Proposal on Live TV

The Backstreet Boys made this man's proposal larger than life during Tuesday's episode of Good Morning America. Watch the sweet moment unfold here.

February 11, 2020

Hear AJ McLean's Plea to Justin Timberlake About a Possible Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC Reunion Tour

With the Backstreet Boys' DNA tour coming up, the performer is thinking about big-time reunions.

April 26, 2019

Backstreet Boys Announce New DNA Album and World Tour in 2019

Plus, the boy band releases a new song written by Shawn Mendes and Ryan Tedder

November 9, 2018