AJ McLean, Rochelle McLean Split After 11 Years of Marriage

Rochelle DeAnna Karidis and A.J. McLean.
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It’s the tip — for now? AJ McLean and his spouse, Rochelle McLean (née Karadis), confirmed they’re going via a tough patch after 11 years of marriage.

“Marriage is tough, however value it. We’ve mutually determined to separate briefly to work on ourselves, and on our marriage with the hope of constructing a stronger future,” the estranged couple informed Us Weekly in an announcement on Monday, March 27.

The pair defined that the choice to separate will hopefully not final without end. “The plan is to come back again collectively and proceed to nurture our love for each other, and our household,” AJ, 45, and Rochelle, 41, continued. “We ask for respect and privateness right now. Separation is tough sufficient with out the commentary, please be variety and bear in mind there are kids concerned.”

The Dancing with the Stars alum began relationship Rochelle in March 2009. After 10 months of relationship, the singer proposed throughout a visit to Las Vegas. The pair have been married in a goth-themed ceremony in Beverly Hills in December 2011.

Whereas collaborating on the ABC dance competitors, McLean opened up about his relationship along with his then-wife in a weblog for Us, calling her his “rock.”

“As I stated, on the present, she’s my superhero,” the BSB crooner stated on the time. “She has been via hell and again with me. If there was an award for every little thing that she does on the each day, she deserves all of them. The best reward that I get from her on the each day is only a fixed affirmation of affection. She’s at all times there for me, it doesn’t matter what it’s. She’s very supportive. She’s a fantastic listener. We’ve wonderful conversations — generally till the wee hours of the morning.”

In his weblog, the “I Need It That Means” performer referred to as Rochelle “breathtaking in and out,” noting that she’s an incredible spouse and mom. “My spouse means every little thing to me as does the truth that she’s been right here nonetheless, to this present day, with me after all of the dangerous issues I’ve completed in my life which have damage folks — particularly her,” he continued.

The “No Place” singer defined how Rochelle has seen “the nice in me and seen previous … the dangerous stuff” he did previous to getting sober. He defined on the time, “Issues are the very best they’ve ever been as we speak, and I couldn’t ask for anything.”

The couple share two daughters, Ava, who now goes by Elliott, born in 2012, and Lyric, born in 2017.

Whereas competing on DWTS, the “Fairly Messed Up” podcast host gushed about fatherhood and scoring “cool factors” as a dad when his boy band reunited on the dance competitors.

“We’ll see what occurs when they’re youngsters,” he completely informed Us in October 2020. “And so they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, your dad’s a Backstreet Boy. Isn’t he previous?’ You understand? I don’t know. We’ll see what occurs. Proper now, Dad is cool. I’ll attempt to maintain onto that.”

The singer revealed on the time that his daughters are little performers within the making, identical to their proud papa. “Each evening, it’s a dance get together or it’s a monologue or my oldest daughter desires to be a filmmaker and he or she makes up her personal information channels,” he stated. “Each my women like to be on digicam. They like to be on stage. They stay to bop and sing. My oldest daughter is already writing music, in order that they’ve obtained the bug!”