Monday, December 19, 2011

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Weds Longtime Girlfriend

     A.J. McLean married longtime girlfriend Rochelle DeAnna Karidis on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

The Backstreet Boy, 33, and his bride tied the knot under a tent at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in a ceremony officiated by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, according to

The couple, who got engaged in January 2010, said their vows under a gazebo embellished with white hydrangeas, according to People, while guests were surrounded by glowing chandeliers.
Surrounded by friends and family – including fellow BSB’ers Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell, as well as comedienne Kathy Griffin and New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntrye – the bride wore a gown by Vera Wang and walked down the aisle to Guns N’ Roses’ power ballad, “November Rain,” Us Weekly reports.

The singer took to Twitter to express his wedding day jitters on Friday, Tweeting, “Wedding is tomorrow, Ro and I could barely sleep last night, I think we’re a little excited!
“I’m so nervous and excited for tomorrow,” he added.

As previously reported on, A.J. proposed to Rochelle nearly two years ago at his Las Vegas solo concert, where the singer took the stage on the eve of his 32nd birthday, brought out his lucky lady and popped the question to the delight of the audience.

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