They crooned some of the most romantic songs of the '90s and now, the Backstreet Boys continue to prove that love is alive and well with each of their storybook marriages. Though the BSBs have been a larger-than-life icon of the power of the “boy band” since 1993, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, and Kevin Richardson have become icons for something else: true love. With love stories fit for the pages of a fairy tale, fans everywhere still swoon over the adorable ways each of the Backstreet Boys stole the hearts of their romantic counterparts.
So who are the women behind these famous men? Meet the wives of the Backstreet Boys! There’s Nick Carter’s wife, Lauren Kitt – one of the more famous wives, as she starred in a reality TV show called I (Heart) Nick Carter. Brian’s love story with his wife of 17 years is sure to make you tear up and A.J. has even attributed his desire to get sober to his partner. Sounds like the stuff of '90s pop songs, right?!
It’s not all roses, of course. A.J.’s wife Rochelle Deanna explains how frustrating it can be to tour with the Boys, maintaining that patience is key when on the road.
“Patience [is an important quality of a Backstreet Boy wife],” Rochelle Deanna says. “Everything’s changing at the drop of a hat and out on the road, you’re always waiting for something – show time, sound check, the bus to leave. You have to be trustworthy because we spend a lot of time away from our husbands and you have to know that being a wife – and especially raising a family – a lot of the responsibility falls back on you.”
Scroll through the gallery to learn more about the lives of the Backstreet Boys’ wives!