Backstreet Boys’s AJ McLean and wife Rochelle announce separation after 12 years of marriage

They tried to make it work!

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and his wife, Rochelle Karidis, have confirmed their plans to divorce after 12 years of marriage.

This isn’t a complete surprise. Back in March 2023, the former couple told E! News in a statement that they were taking time apart to work on themselves, in hopes of building a “stronger future” together.

Now, McLean has shared an update about his marriage, revealing that amid their separation, he and Karidis have decided to officially separate.

“As you all know we have been separated for over a year now,” the recent Instagram statement, signed by McLean and Karidis, reads. “While we hoped for reconciliation, we have decided to officially end our marriage. It is with deep love and respect that we have made this decision.”

The pair went on to note that amid the split, they’re continuing to prioritize their two children: Elliot, 11, and Lyric, six.