AJ McLean and Rochelle DeAnna McLean are not playing games when it comes to their relationship.
And because of that, the Backstreet Boys singer and his wife of more than a decade have decided to separate—for now. “Marriage is hard, but worth it,” they told E! News in a statement March 27. “We have mutually decided to separate temporarily to work on ourselves, and on our marriage with the hope of building a stronger future.”
“The plan is to come back together and continue to nurture our love for one another, and our family,” their statement continued. “We ask for respect and privacy at this time.”
The pair—who got married in Dec. 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel—share two children together Elliott, 10, and Lyric, 6.