I’m not sure if you have heard about it but the Backstreet Boys are back! Yes, the best-selling boy band of the 1990’s and early 2000’s are back!

BSB Band Performing

Well, not exactly back with more hit songs but rather, in a movie called “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” which is basically a documentary about their current life and how things have changed from the days of their domination of the music scene to being the man-band now instead of a boy band.

Boy have they changed indeed. Many people, myself included, have cracked jokes about how they should be renamed to “Backstreet Uncles” instead of “Backstreet Boys” but they are still undeniably the most successful boy band ever. In fact, some might still be able to name the members of the BSB by heart! AJ Mclean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell! (Ok, I cheated off Wikipedia but I still love their songs!) Let’s take a look at how life is treating them now and at the same time, maybe see if they are still as hot as before. 😉

AJ Mclean








Age at 1999:       21 Years old.

Age now:             37 Years old.

Marital status: Happy married to makeup artist and hairstylist Rochelle Deanna Karidis, with whom he has a daughter named Ava Jaymes Mclean.

Did you know:   AJ Mclean suffered from alcohol and drug addiction and had to go into rehab in 2001 and 2002. I guess he has bandmate Kevin Richardson and his wife to thank as it was Kevin’s intervention who got him to enter rehab in the first place. Rochelle was credited for helping him overcome his addiction by AJ himself.

Howie Dorough








Age at 1999:       26 Years old.

Age now:             42 Years old.

Marital status: Married to Leigh Boniello, whom he met in 2000 when she was working on the Backstreet Boys’ website. They have two children, James Hoke Dorough and Holden John Dorough.

Did you know:  Howie established the Dorough Lupus Foundation after his sister succumbed to the disease, which is a disorder of the autoimmune system. The foundation helps to raise awareness for the disease as well as provide financial support for treatments and research. Kudos to him!

Nick Carter








Age at 1999:       19 Years old.

Age now:             35 Years old.

Marital status: Married to his long term girlfriend, fitness expert Lauren Kitt in 2014. The couple do not have a child yet.

Did you know:   Nick, like AJ also struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. He was also “rescued” by fellow bandmate Kevin Richardson who gave him a book titled: Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results, which made him rethink his whole lifestyle. Wow, this Kevin guy sure sounds like the voice of reason in BSB huh! P.S. I’m glad he changed his hairstyle now!

Kevin Richardson








Age at 1999:       28 Years old.

Age now:             44 Years old.

Marital status: Married to B-list actress Kristin Kay Willits since 2000 and together the couple have 2 sons, Mason Frey Richardson and Maxwell Haze Richardson.

Did you know: Other than being the saviour of both AJ and Nick, Kevin actually left the BSB for a few years! In 2006, Kevin announced that he will be leaving BSB to pursue other interests but in 2012, Kevin rejoined BSB permanently. Phew! BSB will not be the same without any of the members! Besides, I bet his soulful eyes and strong jaw are the reason why many BSB female fans have remained loyal.

Brian Littrell








Age at 1999:       24 Years old.

Age now:             40 Years old.

Marital status: Married to model/actress Leighanne Wallace in 2000 and the couple has a son, Thomas Wylee Littrell.

Did you know: Both Brian and his wife Leighanne are evangelical Christians and to Brian, his faith is the utmost important thing in his life! In fact, he once recorded a solo album of Christian music or “pop positive” music by his definition in 2006! One thing is for sure, he is a devoted one.



Backstreet Boys may not be the pioneer generation of boy bands but they can definitely be considered living legends in terms of boy bands. After all, they ARE the best-selling boy band! For those who do not know them, ask your parents or elder siblings, I’m sure they will tell you about the BSB. In fact, when the BSB first formed, only 2 of the One Direction members were around (Zayn Malik & Louis Tomlinson), the rest weren’t even born yet!

Don’t miss your chance to catch the behind the scenes action of the BSB and their lives. The documentary also touched on the some of their history and personal feelings so it’s a really good chance to know more about one of your favourite boy bands! Exclusively available at GV Suntec and GV Plaza from 3 April 2015 (prices start at $16 (member) / $20 (public))!

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We are giving away a pair of movie tickets to the Backstreet Boys Documentary screening on April 4, 2015, 7pm at GV Suntec City. To win, simply answer this question:

Who is the oldest member of the Backstreet Boys?

E-mail your answer to [email protected] in the following format:

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Entries with the correct answer will be entered into a draw for the winner. Please note that the movie screening time for this movie is fixed and prizes have to be collected from the GV corporate office at GV Suntec City. This contest closes at 12 noon on April 1, 2015.


Congratulations to Ong Cheyenne Delisa. That’s right, Kevin Richardson, at 44 years old, is the oldest member of the Backstreet Boys. Thank you for participating, everyone!