A.J. McLean and Rochelle Deanna Karidis: Engaged!

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The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean is off the market.

Celebrating his 32nd birthday in Las Vegas Friday, he proposed to his girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis on the stage of Hard Rock Hotel's Wasted Space nightclub.

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"He got on stage and the DJ turned the music off. He asked her to come on stage and he got down on his knee and she squatted down with him," a source said.

"He asked her and she said yes and hugged him. He took the ring out of his pocket and put it on her." Congratulations to the couple on that awesome moment!

A.J. McLean gets engaged to Rochelle Deanna Karidis.

"She seemed very surprised and didn't seem to know why he was getting on stage," the witness adds. "Even his friends were shocked. They all knew he was going to propose but didn't think he would do it tonight."

We're guessing all parties approved of the decision, though!


I'm happy for the couple and I hope they have many years of joy together. Being a musician myself I know how hard it is to find someone willing to be there, especially where you're gone a lot. Good luck and congrats!


Rochelle is a personal friend of mine! She is down to earth and is very loving! It makes me sad when I see posts about her saying she is a gold digger, party girl or a bad person.. She is none of these! She loves AJ for who he is NOT what he does for a living.. They have a great relationship and truly love one another...


I hope this girl is not just another fame-digger like the others he has had. He is such a nice guy and I hope he is not being used this time. I also hope he isn't drinking again?!?!