AJ McLean and his wife, Rochelle, have made the decision to temporarily separate after 12 years of marriage.
In a statement from the Backstreet Boys singer’s rep, the pair are planning to “work” on themselves and their marriage with the hope of “building a stronger future.”
“Marriage is hard, but worth it. 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,” the statements reads. “We ask for respect and privacy at this time. Separation is hard enough without the commentary, please be kind and remember there are children involved.”
AJ and Rochelle tied the knot in 2011 after dating for six years and are parents to two daughters, Elliott, 9, and Lyric, 6.