Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and his wife, Rochelle DeAnna McLean, have officially announced their decision to divorce after a year of separation.
The couple released a joint statement on January 1, expressing their deep love and respect for each other and their commitment to moving forward in the healthiest way possible.
The McLeans initially revealed their temporary separation in March 2023, citing the need to focus on personal growth and their marriage.
At the time, they expressed optimism about reuniting in the future, but their recent statement marks the end of that journey.
AJ and Rochelle, who tied the knot in 2011 after six years of dating, had a star-studded wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel, attended by AJ’s Backstreet Boys bandmates. The couple shares two daughters, Ava (also known as Elliott) and Lyric.
In their joint statement, the McLeans emphasized their dedication to friendship and co-parenting, with a focus on their daughters during this next chapter of their lives.
Fans of the Backstreet Boys and the couple themselves are undoubtedly processing the news with a mix of sadness and well-wishes for both AJ and Rochelle as they navigate the challenges of divorce and co-parenting.