Backstreet Boy vocalist, A.J. McLean, while celebrating his 32nd birthday in Las Vegas on Friday night proposed to his girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis just after midnight on stage at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Wasted Space nightclub. Purchasing the engagement ring only a few hours before at the hotel’s jewelry store, Rocks, A.J. called his girlfriend onstage, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him. Of course, she said yes. She was very surprised as were his friends and fans alike. Everyone knew he was going to propose soon, but were surprised by his timing.
A.J. (Alexander James) was born on January 9, 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Most famous for being a part of the boy band, Backstreet Boys with Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and Nick Carter, McLean also has a successful solo career performing in the US and Europe. Prior to his singing career he landed several Disney and Nickelodeon projects.