N*Sync! Backstreet Boys! 98 Degrees! These 90s boy bands defined a decade, but sadly, none of them stood the test of time. (Okay, so *technically* the Backstreet Boys have never broken up and have been together for 22 years. Technically.)
While reboots and reunion tours abound among the former imaginary flames of teenage girls everywhere.
(Seriously. Don't even pretend you didn't dream of marrying Justin Timberlake. Or that a tiny part of your once-teenage heart didn't die the day he married Jessica Biel.)
While some members rose to fame, others felt their stars fall rapidly from the sky, and we all watched it happen. Check out this gallery to find out where these 90s boy band members are now!
Justin Timberlake, arguably the most famous member to come from N*Sync, also became (totally not arguably) the hottest. He learned to deal with that seriously curly hair of his and realized that bleaching his locks blonde was NOT a good look for him. At all. Thank the celebrity gods. Timberlake launched a successful solo career after N*Sync "took a break" from group performances, starred in a few B-list movies, dated Cameron Diaz, and then settled down with Jessica Biel before embarking on the greatest role of his life: Dad.
N*Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick traded his crazy hair for a pair of golf clubs and an appearance as a contestant on CMT's second season of Gone Country. He ultimately lost to Sebastian Bach, but he gave it his best shot.
Joey Fatone, oh ye of the unfortunate last name, is probably the second most famous former member of N*Sync. (Some would say that role belongs to J.C. Chasez. Some would be wrong.) Joey continued a career in entertainment following the demise of the band that made him a celebrity. He's had stints hosting game shows and performed with great success on Dancing With the Stars.
Lance Bass turned his musical talents from the studio to the stage following N*Sync's break-up. He took over the role of Corny Collins in the Broadway production of Hairspray in August of 2007, just one year after coming out on the cover of People magazine and receiving the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2006. Then Bass trained to be a cosmonaut in hopes of securing a seat on the TMA-1 space station mission, but his sponsors all backed out. He married Michael Turchin in 2014 in the first same-sex marriage ceremony to be aired on national television.
JC Chasez, whom fellow groupmate Timberlake dubbed "the best singer of us all," released a solo album in 2004 but it debuted to little success. Eventually, his second album was scrapped as his relationship with Jive Records ended. Now he works behind the scenes in the music industry writing songs for artists such as American Idol alum David Archuletta and, shockingly, his former competition the Backstreet Boys. Speaking of...
Myriad issues have cropped up for the Backstreet Boys during their two-decade tenure. Member AJ McLean suffered from a notorious addiction to drugs and alcohol and did stints in rehab in both 2001 and 2002 at the behest of fellow group member Kevin Richardson. McLean is now clean and credits his wife, Rochelle Karadis, for helping in stay that way.
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