About a decade ago, Backstreet Boys were one of the most mainstream and popular names in pop music. The group has created a large fan base with their heartfelt music, and a significant number of these fans are from the LGBTQ community. That’s why these fans have always wondered if Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean is gay. So, if you’re curious about McLean’s sexuality and personal life, keep reading.
Alexander James McLean was born in Palm Beach, Florida, on January 9, 1978. He was Denise and Bob McLean’s only living child when their twin daughter died in childbirth. When he was a kid, AJ’s parents divorced. So he went to live with his mother and maternal grandparents.
Since childhood, AJ has developed an interest in singing and acting. As a child, however, McLean struggled with a speech impediment. In 1990, McLean moved to Orlando, Florida with his mother and grandparents. To progress in his acting and singing talents, he started getting roles in several projects for Nickelodeon and Disney.
AJ McLean first concentrated on singing and acting, but later appeared to be a serious dance student, picking up talents in dance genres, including jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. His working relationship with Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel began when he was a junior in high school after winning a position on the Nickelodeon-based sitcom Welcome Freshmen.
In 1993, he and Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell formed the musical group Backstreet Boys. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, this ensemble enjoyed great popularity. Additionally, McLean gave his first two solo performances in Los Angeles in 2008. His solo material and a solo rendition of the Backstreet Boys hit “Incomplete” were featured in the accompanying performance.
He made plans to release his second solo album publicly in 2012. On ‘Socialcam’, a social video program for iPhone and Android mobile phones, he published two of his new songs the following year. He was featured on the May 22, 2013 release of the song “Clouds” by rapper Redrama. On the band’s 20th anniversary, he also took part in a tour with BSB that started in China. With the release of “This Is the End” on June 12, 2013, he made his Hollywood debut along with his bandmates.
Is AJ McLean gay?
There has been a lot of curiosity about the sexuality of Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean. However, the singer set the record straight. In 2013, McLean spoke about his sexual orientation during an interview. In the conversation, Aj said that no, he is not gay. However, he considers himself “gay-friendly.”
When asked how it feels for gay Backstreet Boys fans to wish one of the guys was gay, McLean replied that he loves it. Best. He wore a dress to his wedding. He claims he felt no shame or fear while wearing 6-inch Louboutins.
Looking at his personal life, he married cosmetic artist and hairdresser Rochelle Deanna Karidis on December 17, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California. On November 27, 2012, the couple welcomed a girl as their first child. Their second child was born to the couple on March 19, 2017.
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