10 Reasons Why We Love Kevin And Kristin Richardson

It’s been 15 years since Kevin and Kristin were married, but you really wouldn’t know it. Why, you ask? Because this couple still looks like newlyweds! The Richardsons are setting an example for all couples and we’re obsessed. Here are just a FEW of the reasons why:

1. They’re Literally A Fairytale Come True.

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These two met at Disney World then she became a Rockette and he became a Backstreet Boy. Their story is a magical one and even more magical? They were dating before the celebrity and are still together 20+ years later. That is such a rarity in today’s world, much less in the life of fame. They may have had their ups and downs, but they’ve taught us that sticking it out is key and there is truly such a thing as soulmates.

2. We’ve Never Seen Two People So Happy Together.

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Kevin and Kristin tend to glow when they’re together. It’s not a fake kind of happy either. From the first time we saw them together, they both have looked a perfect kind of happy. That’s the happiness that only comes from being in love and we see it everytime. (P.S. They don’t age either.)

3. They Inspire The Rest Of Us.

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There’s not a lot of couples in today’s time that make us believe that true love exists, but the Richardsons are one of those couples that make us believe in happy endings. We’re sure they have their flaws just like every other couple, but the important thing is, that we see that everything can be fixed when you truly love one another. Marriage can work out and love can be kept alive after being committed to it for 15 years.

4. Have You SEEN Their Babies?

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As we mentioned in the last post, fans rejoiced when an announcement was made that Kevin would be a father. We were just as excited to see the couple be parents together and what their children would look like because, let’s be real, Kevin and Kristin are GORGEOUS. Then we melted again when they announced their second pregnancy. The joy radiating from both of them was contagious and beautiful. Also, we were right, their sons, Mason and Maxwell, are ADORABLE. Now, the Richardsons aren’t only the couple we want to be, but the parents we want to be as well. Everything from dressing up for Halloween to being normal cool parents, they make it look like the best thing ever. We can almost guarantee they’re going to be the cool parents to Mason and Maxwell’s friends growing up.

5. They Support Each Other.

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We love a couple that supports each other and lets each other do their own thing. Kristin has her own ventures in acting and photography while Kevin, obviously, has been recording and on tour since his return in 2012. They’ve always been so outwardly supportive of each other’s projects, whether it be environmental projects, film endeavors, or touring. Our hearts are warmed everytime we see them together on tour. Despite a long time on the road or Kevin’s being away from home, we also love that she enjoys the show just like a fan and hangs out at afterparties to, indeed, party. We dig it.

6. Tweets Like This.

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Enough said. This may be the cutest thing EVER.

7. They Vacation Like The Normies.

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When not on tour, there’s usually a few vacation photos that pop up from the favored couple and we always love that they look just like our vacations with friends. Fun and fuss free, no private beaches. And might we add, Kristin has had two children fairly recently and looks like THAT! She’s a goddess. Which makes sense since Kevin is pretty close to perfection.

They’re perfect, okay?!

8. This Is What Perfection Looks Like.

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Like we just said, they’re perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, because who is? But we are certainly in love with them. You’d think they were just married yesterday.Nope, 15 years ago, folks. And they still look like this. What. Is. Their. Secret.

9. The Nicest People You’ll Ever Meet.

To our knowledge, we have never heard anyone have a bad experience with Kevin and Kristin. They are genuinely the sweetest people you could ever meet, together or separate. Kevin is notorious for how good he is to fans, but SURPRISE! So is his better half. Recently, at Kevin’s induction to the Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame, fans returned with nothing but kind words about the two.

10. Everyone Is Rooting For Them.

Kevin and Kristin are full of the love and light that we need more of in the world. They’re the couple that we love to love. The peace, trust, and happiness that their relationship is built upon is pretty apparent and the beauty of it shines through everytime you see them. Plus, they are two of the coolest people you will ever meet!

Happy 15th Anniversary, Kevin and Kristin – We love seeing your Happily Ever After! ❤

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11 Reasons To Appreciate The Backstreet Boys’ Millennium Album

Admit it, you can still remember where you were the day the Backstreet Boys released Millennium. You can still feel the feelings. You can still hear your mom yelling at you to that music down. You can still remember the way your heart pounded as they took over MTV on May 18, 1999. Today, the epic Backstreet Boys album, the one that changed their whole career, is turning 16 and is still one of the highest selling albums of all times. This album was the epitome of everything that we ever loved about the Boys and with it’s release, pop culture was changed forever.

1. Millennium Gave Us Songs Like These:

Without these songs, people would have been left believing that boybands were just 5 guys attached to strings or dressed like dolls, looking pretty. The singles from Millennium are songs that will be forever remembered as some of the greatest of that decade. Some were deep, some were different, and they still looked good singing them.

2. The Release of Millennium Marked The First Time The Backstreet Boys (or ANYONE) Shut Down Times Square.

Who does that?! The Backstreet Boys. End of story. The Backstreet Army has ALWAYS been strong. BEHOLD, the power of fans.

3. The Iconic TRL Appearance / Performances.

If you were a BSB fan anywhere New York City when Millennium dropped, you were in the crowd outside of MTV Studios waiting for a glimpse of our Boys. Before social media, before selfies, BSB fans learned how to do it the hard way!

4. The Millennium Tour Was EPIC.

They FLEW in. No one was doing that at the time and this made our fangirling hearts flutter with glee as you realized, even in the 84th row, that MAYBE Nick Carter would see you. Maybe Brian would wave at you. Maybe Howie would wink at you. The possibilities were endless really IF you were lucky enough to snag a ticket. The Millennium tour sold out faster than most tours going on at the time and these tickets were GOLD if your parents were quick enough to get them.

5. The Promotional Commercials.

The countdown is on! Don’t act like you weren’t keeping a close watch on the calendar, marking down the days until Millennium would be YOURS.

6. You Learned The Elements Because Of The Millennium Booklet.

Most people learned their elements in school – We learned them from the BSB Millennium album.

7. We Learned That Not Only Could The Backstreet Boys Sing, They Could Write Too!

What’s the first thing we did when we got our hands on the album? Read the booklet inside the case to learn all the lyrics and drool over the photos. What was new this time? Writing credits! With Kevin penning “Back To Your Heart” (the song we wished he had written for us) and Brian penning multiple songs but most notably “The Perfect Fan” (the song that won our moms over), the BSB proved with this album that they were more than vocal talent and pretty faces.

8. It Brought Us The Disney Concert Special.

… That played repeatedly (to our delight) on the Disney channel for most of 1999. Suddenly, we all wanted to ride horses, play basketball on Houston St, shop at The Gap, and thought bowling was cool. Oh, and don’t forget AJ’s butterfly hair clips.

9. Our Moms Approved.

Millennium was / is an album that our moms turned up even louder when we got out the car to go into school. Sure, there were a few corny songs, but overall, it’s an album that everyone could tolerate and even enjoy. Your mom eventually even had a favorite (and probably still does to this day). Now, as we are having kids of our own, Millennium will be passed down for the ages as good quality music.

10. It Won HOW MANY Awards?!

4 Billboard Music Awards. 2 VMAs. Teen Choice Award. 4 World Music Awards. Multiple Grammy nominations. Many more..

And all of our hearts.

11. It Solidified What We Already Knew – The Backstreet Boys Are The Best. 

Millennium broke records. It showed the world what the Backstreet Boys could do. Ask the fans if they’re surprised and they will tell you no. Being a Backstreet Boys fan has been a blessing and for a lot of us, it started with Millennium. It has been 16 years since the release and while we’ve all grown, that album will always take us back. It will take us back to the hysteria, the excitement, the deep-rooted love that we share for five Boys in a band from Orlando. The feelings we had at on the release day of Millennium are the same feelings when we see the Backstreet Boys 16 years later.

How many fans get to say that? 16 years later…

Thank you, Boys, for Millennium. It changed our lives.

BSB Anniversary Project: Dear Nick… – Love, The Fans

As the Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 22nd year together in April, we came up with the idea to write each Boy a letter from the fans. We will post a letter to each Boy every week in April, going in age order, from oldest to youngest, and we’ll be asking you every week to contribute ideas so that it truly is from the fans to them. Follow us on Twitter @WHOTheBckstreet or find us on Facebook so that you can tell us your thoughts as well. 🙂

As Nick will be the last letter, a huge thank you to everyone that contributed anything to this project. Please keep following us for future projects that we want you to be a part of!

Dear Nick,

To the boy who has grown up before our eyes, we can’t believe how far you’ve come in life, in talent, and how blessed we have been to be a part of your life. Some of us have watched you grow and some of us have grown up with you, but one thing is certain – you have changed a lot of lives with your gift and we think you should know.

Thank you for being so dedicated to your art and your fans. For many of us, you have provided an escape with your music, group and solo. You have provided a distraction for us in hard times and you have provided inspiration for us that things can always get better, no matter how bad they are. Sharing your story with us in interviews and in your book has helped some of us in ways you could never understand. We are so happy that you have been able to deal with the punches that life has thrown you and make the best of it. Happiness looks fantastic on you.

The way you communicate with us and let us in on your creative process is something that we are incredibly thankful for. There are not many artists that let us behind the scenes or even care what fans think. The time you take out of your life for fans – to chat with us, to post different things, to fulfill Skype chats, to simply tweet – isn’t something you have to do, but you do and we are so grateful. That’s pretty awesome of you. We also appreciate anytime you take up for us and handle situations. You’re the Olivia Pope of the BSB world.

We are all so blessed that you have shared your talents with us – creatively and vocally. You have always been full of talent, but in the past few years, your voice has grown leaps and bounds and has not gone unnoticed by the masses. Your voice makes people feel things – it moves us. Thank you. We also love your endless creative ideas and again, including us. We are always on edge waiting for the next thing you’re going to come up with. You don’t disappoint!

You have also taught us that family doesn’t have to be blood. There are many of us who don’t have a supportive family, that feel alone in the world, who feel outcast because we don’t have blood family and you have set an example for those of us who feel this way. You have proven that we can have brothers (or sisters) that aren’t by birth, that we can create our own family from our friends, that we can find love when we aren’t even looking. Sometimes we’re protective of you because you, also, have made us feel like we’re your family. For some of us, we have known you and the rest of the Boys longer than we have had our families. For this reason, we are overwhelmed with happiness that you are in a good place, that you are healthy and happy.

Thank you, Mr. Carter, for being a constant in our lives. Thank you for sticking around. Thank you for putting up with us when the world seems to be in a negative place and most of all, thank you for staying alive, inspiring us to make lifestyle changes, inspiring us to follow our dreams, and teaching us that life is what you make it.

Love, Fans All Over The World

A Few Words From The Fans:

“Where do I begin explaining why I love the man that is the love of my life? His smile can brighten up my darkest day. His contagious energy onstage can lift me up even when I haven’t had the privilege of seeing him live. His voice… The talent that man has is absolutely out of this world. The way he posts one tweet after another when he gets excited. The fact that he strongly believes in the existence of aliens. His hair, his eyes, his beautiful face. He’s the most beautiful man to ever walk on this planet. But mostly because it’s been through him that I’ve been able to meet the most amazing girls I call my friends.” – 

“Nick was actually not my favorite when I first joined this fandom. Really. I hated him for like, 3 somewhat days because of his appearance in the opening of All I Have To Give video. You know, the “Idk what he does to make you cry” line, lmao, but then I dont know when I dont know how he just started being my fav. Not gonna lie that it was first bc he looked so damn cute his chubby cheeks his baby face, but as time went by I realized how he actually has gone through hell to be the man he is now. He’s battled with fame in such young age, drugs & alcohol addiction, family feud etc I sometimes cant imagine how heavy the burden he had on his shoulder was. He tried to fix them, he failed a lot of times but he always held his chin up and tried again. I really adore his strength to move and dance and sing and ofc to fight his battle with demons, to get his own happy ending. Im so proud of the man he is now. He’s so inspiring. Plus I still want to bite his cheeks.” – 

“Nick Carter was my first crush when i was introduced to BSB..still is. great voice…makes my heart melt.” – 

is always so nice! Me makes me feel so attractive & I’m one of the few that plays WOW with him.” – 

“He’s down to earth and shares similar personality traits with me. In my opinion he’s great with fans. :)” – 

is da best idol a fan could ask 4!I’ve never met a man humbler n sweeter than him!I respect n love him tons!” – @CiapCarter

“My first love. Very special man. My favorite bsb. Perfect personality. He is the best. He is my everything. xoxo” –  

“I love his smile. His laugh is super infectious. His voice is absolutely ridiculous.He didn’t have the best childhood or family life but he found himself another amazing family.He struggled with addiction but came out stronger. So glad he found Lauren by his side. That’s true love. I’ve never seen him happier. That boy was born to be on stage. He thrives when he gets up there. He always gives 100% when he’s performing. He loves what he does.” – 

“I love him because he is such a nice person and he loves his fans.” – 

“I love him because one can just not ignore him – his energy is inspiring” – 

“Oh Nick…He’s more than an amazing singer, musician and performer. He’s more than eye candy too. He’s one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever gotten to know. I’m so proud of him and adore his personality and all the love he’s shown me in return. Nick, you’re amazing. Never forget that. Love you!” – 

There are many reasons why I love Nick. It’s hard to me to put into words because there are lot of emotions involved. Nick was my first crush and idol when I was just a little girl. At the time he appeared, I never saw someone like him, he was perfect to my eyes, phisically and artistic. I can say he changed my life, I had a difficult childhood, I was born premature and have some problems to walk, so being a fan was a way of scape to that period. He has changed my life with his voice and talent. He’s being a huge inspiration to my life, an example of how being a better person and learn from troubles, and persevere till the end in order to achieve dreams. I love how passionate he is in all he loves and cares about, how down to eath, thankful and care is with fans. He is a beautiful and amazing human being inside and out. I can’t thanks enough for all the things he’s done, for share his talent with the world and being just him, the most perfect and incredible artist in the world” – @Cotecita_Carter

Nick is one of a kind.I find him captivating. I have never seen anyone own the stage the way he does. He sings with an incredible amount of emotion and passion. Needles to say, his drum&guitar playing are one of the many talents that are worth my admiration and respect. I love Nick for the person that he has become and the journey he’s been through. The most important thing I love about Nick is that he is able to take away all of the life’s troubles and worries for me by just being himself- a singer,a performer, that amazing ball of energy that is Nick Carter. His book is something I could always go to for motivation and comfort.The day I met Nick is hands down the best day of my life and I can’t begin to describe what kind of whirlwind of emotion it was.Can I just say that he looks like he’s not even from this planet,he is THAT beautiful!All in all, I really can’t thank him enough for sharing his talents with us and for sticking with BSB for 22 years and counting!” – @KaosNevena

His voice, his energy on stage, his sexy moves, his musician skills, his blue eyes, his “naughty” smile, his hugs , his strength to fight all the dramas that happened in his life. Can I add I love his bromance with Kevin and his wife?” – @looloot23

I’ve loved Nick since I was 11 and now I’m 29. I’m so happy that he found the true love of his life. Unfortunately I’ve never met him in person but I hope that the Boys come back to Finland soon and I will be there to give him a huge hug.” – Krista Lamminpää

Wow! Where to start? I’ve loved Nick since I was 8 years old so that makes 2015 17 years. Knowing all that Nick has been through and knowing that he’s come out of it a better person is amazing. I couldn’t be happier that he has his wife and 4 older brothers by his side no matter what. His talent is immense and he has such passion for what he does. I’ve never been more proud to say that Nick is a special guy.” – Tina Flores

I can’t even begin to give even a remote idea as to why I love Nick. He’s just… Nick. It’s everything about him that still has me acting like I’m sixteen years old. My eyes apparently get very sparkly when he’s around, and I get very emotional around him. All. The. Time. He’s Nick, I love all of him. The good, the bad, the quirky… his voice, his looks, his stage presence, his strength, his eyes, his laugh… he even has sexy feet, it’s uncanny.” – Vanessa Court-Payen

Nick Carter is one of my constant inspiration. His struggles in life and his family, the way he came out of it is admirable. The way he used it to be a better person for himself, his wife, his friends and his fans is truly an inspiration. He doesn’t hide it anymore, he proudly talks and even wrote a book about it, to inspire others not to make the same mistakes he did. I love how he is with his fans, so nice, generous and all around a gentleman. I’m proud to be his fan. Can’t wait to see him be a Dad to a little girl. That would be so cute.” – Jhie S Grisola

Nick carter was much younger from them he was only 12. The real reson why I like him so. He
Is such a good singer and very strong hearted with good set of values.” – Sarah Kate Foster

“There are many reasons why I am a Nick fan. His enthusiasm, his energy, his passion towards anything he does… And what I love most is how he does not care what anyone thinks of him. He’s carefree and so so humble. He’s inspiring and strong… And have you seen those dance moves!? 󾌧 󾌸 hehe I’ve been a fan since I was a little girl. Now I’m 25 and still rooting for him. Always will <3″ – @Kaotic_LanaC

“Most of the fandom (that follows me on Twitter/Facebook) knows just how important Nick has been to me. I’m a fan just like everyone else who goes to concerts, I do the meet & greets when I can afford it. I run a fan site just for fun and as a hobby. Never expecting much out of it. I just wanted to show my love and support to Nick and the other boys. I could thank him so many times for allowing me to join his website site and post news. It was such a surprise to be asked to post news on his site. I wouldn’t change this oppertunity for anything else. I’ve been apart of his site for almost 3 years (in June). This meant a lot to me especially for someone who struggles with personal issues. So when I was asked to join Nick’s site I didn’t expect that all. As I said I run my site as a hobby and to hear Nick is a fan of my site was the best. I know just how much he appreciates what I do for him. Nick has given me hope for better things to come. I’d love to do this as an actual job someday.

I was bullied online for several years and Nick (well along with the other BSB) helped me get through it. As you can imagine I still struggle these days with personal issues. But Nick gave me a chance to be apart of his team. It’s not often you hear a story like this.

So to sum it up Nick has been wonderful to me and has made an impact in my life. I don’t get to have much interaction with him outside of twitter or his fan club chats but the little time he does tweet me or talk to me in his chats makes me happy. There are times I wish I could do more but I take this oppurtunity as a way to learn and who knows what will happen in the future.” – @KaosOnline

“I love him for his loving heart, playful soul and loyal character!” – @RobsBendyFinger

“Why do I love Nick Carter?  Where do I even begin?  Let’s start with that voice…that beautiful, angelic, soulful, versatile sound that comes from his mouth.  I’m a lover of all kinds of different music and artists, but NONE of them come close to the effect on me as Nick does when he sings.  Each year he seems to just get better and better.  I’d honestly rather hear him live than on CD. Not many artists today can sing live without sounding like a dying cat. But Nick, somehow this man sounds BETTER live than on a CD (not that he’s a slacker recorded either).  He literally has given me chills so many times.  I can say no other artist has ever done that for me.  His song I Got You, I call it my “calm down song”.  Whenever I get upset or just the end of my rope over a situation or with life in general, I listen to that song and by the end, that soothing, calming voice had me completely relaxed.  I often say that song saved my kids’ lives several times..lol. I won’t spend much time on the man’s looks but you can’t talk about Nick and not mention just how HOT and sexy the man is.  He DRIPS with sex appeal.  And he uses that against you if you are in the front row of a show.  A girl could DIE.  Combined with the newish confidence his weight loss has given him, that alone is beyond sexy.  I can say with ALL honesty, he is the best lookin man I have EVER seen in my life.  And pictures just don’t do the man justice…in person, he is simply STUNNING. I also love Nick for his personality.  I love how down to earth and REAL the man is.  Celebrity life has not gotten a hold of this guy. Nope.  From pictures of him riding a bike with a bigass package of toilet paper to apologizing on Twitter for dropping the F bomb in a tweet.  He’s goofy, childlike personality is so damn charming, I don’t know how you couldn’t possibly fall in love with him.  Pictures that he and Lauren share of their home, they just seem so…normal…and I love that about him.  And you give the man a compliment face to face and he blushes 50 shades of red. How freaking endearing is THAT??  That’s another thing…he’s so humble, you can tell just how much his career means to him and how much he cars for the fans.  He lets us know on a regular basis.  His passion while singing is amazing to watch.  You can just tell how much he FEELS the music.  I also find it totally endearing when they are out on tour and it seems Nick has only packed 3 shirts..lol  I love that he finds something he likes and then wears the SHIT outta it.  And the way he is with the Boys on stage.  The kisses, hugs and goofiness is just so sweet it will give you cavities.  He loves those other Boys so much and you can easily tell it. I also love Nick’s passion for trying to use his real life struggles and journey to good health and fitness to try to help others in the world.  You can tell by the way he speaks of these subjects how near and dear to his heart they are.  His book was so touching, I can’t even imagine how hard it was to write that and use his own real live experiences…to bear all those demons for the world to see, all in the hopes that it will help others.  I couldn’t be more proud of him for all that he’s overcome in his life, to come out the other side so strong, alive, loving and confident. My heart burst with pride, joy and happiness for him the day he married Lauren.  After all the years of saying he didn’t believe in marriage, I am so happy he found that one person to change him mind about that.  I always said to myself, every time he said that in interviews, “Nick, you just haven’t found “the one” yet.”  And he finally did.  I hope he and Lauren continue many years of happiness and love..they both deserve it.  And I can’t WAIT for there to be BABIES!!!  Talk about some beautiful children! And some lucky ones, because Nick will be THE best daddy a kid could ask for. I also love Nick for all of the friends he’s brought into my life (and the rest of the Boys too).  These girls have been my savior at times.  They are my family now.  They are my travel buddies to Nick solo and BSB shows.  The adventures we have had, the places we have been and seen…I have made memories of a lifetime and look forward to making more for as long as he and they keep going.  So, yes, I HEART Nick Carter.  Being a Nick Carter fan has changed my life and made it so much better in so many ways, more than I could ever thank him for.  I am so glad he shares his god given talents with us for I can’t imagine a world without the vocals of one Nickolas Gene Carter.” – @JennayHeartNick

“I have loved Nick Carter since I was 14 years old. I remember watching the two hour Millennium Special on MTV and falling madly in love with him.. I have been hooked on him ever since, and my love for him has grown over the years. I can’t even put into words how much he means to me, and how much he has changed my life. If I am having a bad day all I have to do is watch a video of him ,or listen to him sing and it turns my whole day around. I love his passion when he performs, and just hearing that beautiful voice has brought me to tears several times. I love how down to earth he is and how sweet he is to the fans.. There is nothing like a Nick Carter VIP.. I turn into a 12 year old girl everytime I meet him. He gives the best hugs and he has a way of making you feel special. I love Nicks beautiful smile and he has the cutest laugh I have ever heard in my life. It seriously brightens up my day just when I see him smile. I love how positive he is and I always turn to his book for inspiration if I am feeling down. Being a Nick Carter fan has really changed my life.. I wouldnt have met the friends I have today if it wasnt for him and the rest of the guys. I know I will always love him and never stop being a fan.. He is truly the most amazing, talented and beautiful man I have ever seen.” – Cherelle Scardina
“Nick- The guy who I’m so thankful to have in “A World Like This” who left a “Permanent Stain” on my heart when I was 11. I’ve been for your fan for almost 19 yrs. it has been pretty special to grow-up with you as I was also growing up. Thanks so much for being so sweet to me! I feel like I’m around a friend when I’m around you. Your incredible bear hugs are the best hugs! Thanks for giving this girl some of the best moments of her life! Thanks for giving me happiness back in my life last September. Thanks for all of the incredible moments you’ve gave me from following me on Twitter, Tweeting me, Tweeting me with the pic of you using the gift I gave you, singing to me at the after show quickie, kissing me on the cheek for the quickie pic, and including my pic with you in the thank you pics for the Nashville show. I’ve many moments with you from the past 4 yrs, but those are my favorites. Thanks for making me feel so special, and making me so happy every time I see you. I still can’t believe I’ve met you four times, and saw you perform by yourself twice, and once with Jordan. I call every time with you a dream come true when all my wishes came true. I always feel like a Princess at the ball. It’s nice to know that your wildest dreams can come true. I’ve fans from all around the world as friends all from just being your fan. It means everything to me. It took 18 years, but you knowing who I’m is the best feeling ever! You’re one of the most incredible, strongest, sweetest, and most talented guys. I’m so proud of the man you’ve become. I love your book! Your story is so inspiring! I still read parts of it at times. Lauren is very lucky to have you!” – @BlondeAmbition8
“I live in Tampa and had seen Nick around but had never bothered him. One day I was sitting in my office and I heard I want it that way on the radio and when I heard his part “Don’t want to hear you” you know the one her never sings now, lol I got up from my desk and said to a co worker than had a teenage daughter which one of the Backstreet Boys sand that part. She called her daughter and she told me it was Nick. I said which one is he again, and later I saw a picture of him and the rest has been history. I honestly fell in love with his voice first. When I found out about his life and family issues I was able to relate to them so much. He has been through so much in his life and some of it I witnessed with my own eyes. He had so many people to prove wrong and he did. His journey was not easy, but he is a fighter, and never gave up on what he believed in. His energy is infectious, he is amazingly talented and very genuine and humble. Not to mention drop dead gorgeous. He has gotten me through some of the toughest parts of my life.” – @Toni4Kaos
“I don’t even know if I could properly express all the ways I heart Nick Carter. He has always been my favorite Backstreet Boy since the very beginning and time has not changed that in the least bit. He is truly a beautiful soul and inspires me to be better. He has shared and overcame so many struggles and it gives me hope. I have always been a fan, and I love how he cares so much for us. It made me so happy when he recognized me on the cruise last year. It was so awesome to be able to go backstage on the Nick and Knight tour. I’ll never be able to thank him enough for all of the things that he’s done for me without ever even knowing.” – @Sushi_Flower
“When thinking about what to say about Nick, the first thing that came to mind is how I’ve been fortunate enough to watch him grow up from a young boy into a man. It has been one hell of a journey to today, and it’s a real joy to now see him as a man who is happy and healthy. He has given me so much in my life to draw inspiration from, and I thank him for that. I love how he has consistently worked on his craft and has grown into an extraordinary performer and singer, even though he already was one of the best there is.” – @amanda_ea

BSB Anniversary Project: Dear AJ… – Love, The Fans

As the Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 22nd year together in April, we came up with the idea to write each Boy a letter from the fans. We will post a letter to each Boy every week in April, going in age order, from oldest to youngest, and we’ll be asking you every week to contribute ideas so that it truly is from the fans to them. Follow us on Twitter @WHOTheBckstreet or find us on Facebook so that you can tell us your thoughts as well. 🙂

Dear AJ,

To the man we feel like we’ve known our whole lives (because some of us have), to the man who has literally transformed before our eyes, to the man with a huge heart, Thank you. Probably more than any other Backstreet Boy, we have watched you grow inside and out and we have loved you through it all. Thank you for sticking with us as we have with you.

We appreciate you sharing your entire journey with us. Not only have you been open and honest with your struggle with addiction, you have helped numerous people recognize their own problems and seek help. We couldn’t be more proud of you for living the life you deserve to have, for continuing to strive for a healthy life, and for finally being happy. Your kind heart has always shown through in everything you do and we are so glad that you’re getting the chance to use it to it’s fullest ability.

Thank you for always being approachable, sincere, and loving to us when you don’t really have to be. Your way of putting us at ease when we’re nervous and talking to us like we’re your best friend is a gift and has not gone unnoticed. Across the board, fans would name you as the friendliest at any time of day. You don’t know how much your kindness has meant to us. We’re sorry if we bug you too much, but you’re a little addicting.

Not only have we watched you kick a few addictions, we have watched you become an amazing husband and an even more incredible dad. Never would we have pegged you in 1999 to be the father you are today, but we were wrong. The love you have for Ava has been apparent since we first saw you with her. Just when we thought your heart couldn’t get any bigger, that our soft spot for you couldn’t be any softer, you had a beautiful daughter and became an even better man and human being. We hope that she knows (we’re sure that does) how incredibly lucky she is to have you as her dad. You’re everything a father should be and we love that you share that part of you with us.

Thank you for being the showman that you are. Thank you for being on top of your game everytime you hit the stage and blessing us with your amazing talent. Your vocals are unmatched and your energy infuses into each of us everytime you perform. Whether you’re thrusting around everywhere or kneeling down to look into our eyes, the show you put on with the other four is an essential part of a Backstreet Boys show. Thank you for sticking around – through trials and tribulations, good times and bad, we’ll be there for you, cause you’re there for us too (What would a letter to AJ be without a FRIENDS reference?). 

Thank you for loving what you do and never making any bones about it. Thank you for never being afraid to rock a funky look no matter what anyone thinks. Thanks for giving us something to look at on your arms if we get bored. Thank you for bettering yourself and staying alive. Thank you for growing up with us and thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve and sharing it with us. You’re a blessing in our lives and we wouldn’t be (and BSB wouldn’t be) the same without you.

Love, Fans All Over The World

A Few Words From Fans:

“I love the power of his voice!!! I love A.J!!! ;)” –  

“To be honest, he’s not always my fave, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like or hate him. No. To me, Alexander James Mclean is a big teddy bear in trapped in a bad boy form. He seems so cuddly and warm, and when he smiles with teeth, the whole world stops and stare for a while. Maybe forever. The way he fought with his drug addiction and how he keeps on trying to be better shows us how strong he is, and how Ava changed him.. that’s just the best part of him who didn’t have a nice childhood. PLUS HIS VOICE. ESPECIALLY IN NO ONE ELSE COMES CLOSE. PANTY-DROPPING.” – 

“He carries on conversations with fans like we are long lost friends! Love it.” –  

“Because AJ & the songs he wrote in rehab eventually helped myself get over my own drug addiction.” – 

“He is just so sweet! I’m happy he’s fighting his demons and coming out on top. A great guy!! <3” –  

“His voice, he’s an amazing husband and father, is really down to earth, and gives great hugs!!” – 

“His voice, his eyes. He’s natural. He’s great. I love him.” – 

“AJ – he loves all his fans but last year in Glasgow he showed more because he has Scottish roots it was emotional.” – 

“He’s been through hell and back but has come back stronger. He’s an amazing husband and father. He’s super sweet…His tattoos, his humor, his smile, his eyes (that will be the death of me some day) and THAT DAMN VOICE! He’s just a beautiful man. I’m so proud of the man he’s become.” –  

“AJ is one of the most humble and kindest men I’ve ever met. The love he has for his family and fans is awe-inspiring. It has been an honour to watch him overcome his battles and do it all with humility and honesty. He has inspired me to live my life as openly as I can. Only he can pull off the rap in We’ve Got it Goin’ On and Get Down and always make it seem current and fresh; and we cannot forget the ..screams in a whole host of other songs. He makes everything he does a party, a party I plan on enjoying for the rest of my life. <3” – @amanda_ea

“After watching BSB movie, he’s a fighter.Thank God for Kevin for looking out 4 him.” – 

“I love @skulleeroz because he is genuine and he goes above and beyond to make fans happy. He is the sweetest “bad boy” that has ever existed, and I am so proud of the man, husband and father he has become.” – @Blu3y3dBalla

“He’s a true fighter! He’s such an amazing man and he’s shown everyone that you can change your life for the better. I love that he’s such a great father and damn, I love his voice! He could sing the ABCs and sound perfect. I love the amazing man he’s become.” – 

“His honesty about addiction and overcoming it. His love for his daughter, his voice, his kindness and his passion.” –  

“Turning his life around. sharing his battle with his addiction. the way he is with Ava. the man he became.” – 

22 Things We Have Learned From The Backstreet Boys

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Since the Backstreet Boys formed in 1993, they have been learning. They’ve learned how to deal with fame, how to deal with highs and lows, and how to be successful in a world like this. 

Not only have these 22 years been a learning experience for the Boys themselves, but also for the fans. We have learned so much from these 5 men – some things that we may not even be aware of. Here are the top 22 things that we have the Backstreet Boys to thank for knowing.

1. We Know Which Countries Are In Which Time Zones.

As Backstreet fans, we can rattle off what time it is in any country that the Backstreet Boys have toured in. We need to know when we can find pictures, when they are performing, when they might be available for tweeting, etc. It’s a skill.

2. Bodyguards Aren’t Really That Scary After All.

When normal people think of bodyguards, they think of huge guys that will take you out if you get near your idol. When BSB fans think of bodyguards, we think of some of the best few guys we’ve met. Guys like Mike, Q, Keith, Josh and Drew are just as big of a deal to us as Kevin, Brian, AJ, Nick, and Howie. They may look tough, but they’re some of the nicest men we know and have probably held our purses for us more times than our significant others. We also probably have just as many pictures with them as we do with our Boys. Losing one of them is like losing a member of our Backstreet family as well, and there will not be a fan who doesn’t feel the loss of Q at every VIP. We appreciate these guys for protecting our Boys and being so good to us.

3. “Life Is More Than Just Stuff.”

This quote from Brian Littrell at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame resonates with us. Life IS more than just stuff and no one knows it more than us. Every year, we give up materialistic items in order to experience things and create memories. Even in the years we aren’t seeing the Boys, we take roadtrips to see our friends that we’ve made because of them. We spend time doing the things we love and don’t mind the ridicule we get from our family and friends who just don’t understand.

We are also lucky that we have a band that believes in this mantra, that is more concerned with giving fans what they want that what’s going to give them the most profit in the end. We learn from them that doing what makes you happy is always the best.

4. It’s Possible To Have Best Friends Across The Country… And Across The World.

Ask any Backstreet fan and he or she will tell you that we have friends in every timezone because of the Backstreet Boys. We are more aware of what’s happening in the world, cultures, world holidays, and have created our own family of friends because of a mutual love for five guys.

5. Just How Long We Can Go Without Eating and Sleeping.

Before the Backstreet Boys, we never knew how long we could withstand not eating or sleeping. Some of us have traveled to a concert, left the concert, and traveled 4 hours to a concert the next night. Some of us have sat in line outside of NYC’s Virgin Record Store just to get a wristband to meet the Boys later in the day. Some of us have learned how to order pizza while waiting in a line and some of us couldn’t fathom eating when you’re going to a BSB concert in 6 hours!

6. We Figured Out Whether Or Not We Get Seasick.

When the Backstreet Boys launched their annual cruise, some fans had never cruised before. Would we get seasick? Would we get homesick? DOES IT MATTER?! A few days stuck on a ship with BSB? Take our money and we’ll figure out the sickness later. Seasick meds sales shot up that year.

7. How To Squeeze Every Last Penny Out Of A Paycheck.

If BSB is on tour, we will NOT go without. Of course, we’ve all whined about how we didn’t know if we could afford VIP or if we could afford going to a show at all, but we make it work. They’re not coming to you? You find a date that works and you start digging in your couch cushions for money! Some of us have even taken on second jobs just for Backstreet money. If we want something bad enough, we will find every penny to afford it.

8. Music Heals Us.

The majority of us find solace in the Backstreet Boys’ music. Whether we’ve worked through something as tough as depression or something as small as a bad day at work, their music is home to us. It soothes our souls and takes us to a happy place. It transcends the bad feelings we might have and helps us to make it through another day. They will never know how grateful we are for their gift.

9. How To Make Travel Plans Faster Than Any Of Our Non-Fan Friends.

We know how to plan a trip across country faster than any non-fan friend because we’re used to last minute BSB events. We have more hotel rewards, more airline miles, and the people at the rental car place know us by name. More than likely, we also know where the celebrities stay in each city.

10. How To Be A Top-Notch Detective.

What do you mean you don’t know where the Backstreet Boys are or when they’re flying in or what flight they’re on or what they had for breakfast? Please. We all know. The Backstreet Boys have a secret? HA! We like a challenge. We could actually put on our resumes that we’ve worked for the CIA.

11. We Can Hash (And Rehash) Details For Hours Days Weeks.

Nick’s new hair? New leaked song? AJ’s cryptic instagram caption? We’re on it. We will have 32 different meanings for it, 444 opinions about, and ask continuous questions about it until we get answers.

12. How To Be Opinionated.

See above. When there is a drought in Backstreet land, we all have even stronger opinions about EVERYTHING they do. We don’t like Brian’s shoes? You’re gonna hear about it!

13. We Know How Real Men Should Act.

Our standards have been raised when it comes to the men in our lives. We know five men who are kind, respectful, and talented and we expect no less from every guy we meet. Poor dudes.

14. When, Where, and Who Wins/Loses In A UK and/or Tampa Bucs Game.

Thanks to Kevin, Brian, and Nick, we will always know when these teams are playing and who is winning or losing and some of us have even started to care.

15. What Real Harmony Sounds Like.

Boyband? Please. Vocal harmony group is more appropriate. Let me hear One Direction sing acapella. That’s what I thought. The Backstreet Boys are so good at harmonizing, you WILL want to slap yo’ mama!

16. To Keep Our Standards High.

As we said, they have raised our standards for men, but they have also reminded us not to settle. They have pushed throughout their career to get what they want and be successful. They didn’t settle for low quality and they didn’t stop when they world told them they should. They’ve been an example of what you can achieve if you just keep going and that you never have to lower your standards because the world says you should.

17. We Know Every Way To Soothe A Sore Throat.

We’ve all been there – weekend at a BSB concert, work on Monday morning. We still scream like 14 year olds everytime and when we’re with our friends, we talk and laugh all night. We’re aware that by Monday, we will need cough drops and hot tea because we are, in fact, NOT 14 anymore.

18. You Should Always Use Hand Sanitizer. 

Really, because Nick Carter and his ongoing bout of illness. Not so much that we’re worried about getting sick from him, but moreso if Nick (or the others) get sick after we went to a show, your friends blame you. If you get sick FROM one of the Boys, it’s almost like you’ve really made it as a fan.

19. Once You Go VIP, You Never Go Back.

Everyone knows what we’re talking out. If you pay for the VIP experience once, you will be paying for it everytime. There is nothing like it. Kevin’s eyes and Nick’s hugs. Brian’s smile, AJ’s chatter, and Howie’s sweetness. NO ONE can stop once they start.

20. Ain’t No Party, Like A Backstreet Party.

Enough said.

21. What It Means To Be A Fan.

We have a real passion for these Boys. We care for them like they’re our family and we root for them every chance we get. How sad is the life of any person who has never loved a band they way we love them. How sad is it to have loved a band that never cared about their fans the way the Backstreet Boys do? We have no doubt that every word they’ve ever spoken about their fans is true and sincere because they’re still around because we are. Wow.

22. Dreams Do Come True.

Just as the Backstreet Boys believed in their dreams in 1993 and made them come true, we have been inspired by them to do the same. They’ve inspired us to try, to succeed, and to try again even if you fail. They’ve taught us that you have to work hard for your dreams to come true and you can do anything you set your mind to.

They’ve also taught 12-year-old us that you can eventually meet the five guys that changed your life and that they are as great as you always thought they were.

❤ Thank You, Backstreet Boys. For Everything. ❤

BSB Anniversary Project: Dear Brian… – Love, The Fans

As the Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 22nd year together in April, we came up with the idea to write each Boy a letter from the fans. We will post a letter to each Boy every week in April, going in age order, from oldest to youngest, and we’ll be asking you every week to contribute ideas so that it truly is from the fans to them. Follow us on Twitter @WHOTheBckstreet or find us on Facebook so that you can tell us your thoughts as well. 🙂

Dear Brian,

To the boy who wasn’t expected to survive to become the man, husband, father, entertainer, musician you are today, we want you to know how much you are loved and appreciated. Your kind spirit and your incredible faith have touched the hearts of so many of us that you can’t even begin to fathom how lucky we are to have you in our lives.

When we posted asking why people loved you, there were multiple tweets/comments in response and they all said “Where do I start?” and “I need more than 140 characters”. There is not a way to describe the immense love and respect that we have for you, not only as fans, but as human beings. You bring a certain light to any room and have, at times, made us realize things we didn’t know about ourselves. You bring things out of people, for the better. You’ve showed us that you can be a celebrity and still remain a good person. You’ve restored our faith in humanity on multiple occasions and for that, we thank you.

Many of us were also touched by your solo career as a Christian artist (including myself personally). There were events that we have attended for you, only to leave with a deeper spiritual hunger and an overwhelming sense of wanting a closer relationship with God. Your unshakable faith is inspiring shows in everything you do. Thank you for never compromising your beliefs for the sake of the industry. We may not be famous, but we face hardships everyday that ask us to compromise who we are and because of you, we know that it’s possible to be successful without giving in.

Thank you for never throwing in the towel. We know that the sacrifices you have made are tremendous and that you’re a small town guy who loves being home and loves being a husband and a father and you don’t know how much we appreciate you always coming back. You have a gift for entertaining and we are so blessed that you have chosen to share it with us, whether it be on a small or large scale. The Backstreet Boys wouldn’t be the Backstreet Boys without you. Whether you’re upside down, flippiing across and/or jumping off the stage, or laying down to take selfies with a few of us, we love who you are and you’ll never know how much it means to us. Your talent goes beyond your vocal ability – it takes a special person to do what you do.

Thank you, also, so sharing your struggles with us. We know that it’s not easy to open up about anything personally affecting you and that we don’t necessarily have the right to know, but you chose to share with us anyway. Thank you for having the courage to be open and honest about what you’re going through and pushing through. You are a fighter and you are unstoppable – we’ve seen it for 22 years. We will forever be in your corner rooting for you on a daily basis.

We appreciate your humor and your comedic relief as well as your kind heart and your good soul. If your goal is to make millions of people happy all across the world, you have succeeded. You are one-of-a-kind and an all-in-one package. Your heart shines through in everything you do and every interaction with fans. We couldn’t have asked for a better 5th member of the Backstreet Boys and in 22 years, you have proved to be so much more than just a member of a band that we love. Never change, Brian Littrell. We love you just the way you are.

Love, Fans All Over The World

A Few Fan Tweets:

“The man makes me downright speechless… He has one of the biggest hearts and he touched mine in a way I never imagined.” –  

“Oh man too many reasons. Where to begin? He is one of the most giving, paitent, down to earth men I have been blessed to meet.” – 

“I love how he’s not afraid to show his faith in God and how he keeps his sense of humor, even during hard times. He’s truly an angel. 140 characters weren’t enough.” – 

“Because makes an effort to make me feel like in a sea of a million faces, I’m special.” – 

“I don’t know where to start! I just can’t imagine my life without his voice, his music, his way of being, I love everything about him, he’s a blessing!” – 

“He loves God, his family, he is so humble and grounded and amazingly talented and strong.” – 

“Always makes me smile in interviews & the little waves & winks he gives to fans in concerts.” –  

“He has a huge heart and is one of the most inspiring, humble & talented men I’ve ever seen!” – 

“Where should I start? His voice is the most perfect I’ve ever heard, he’s very handsome, sexy, funny, cute, down to earth. I love how he always stays true to himself and his family & put them above everything ” – @Sasizzel

“I love how he sticks to his faith no matter what circumstance he is in. Family man.” – 

“The strongest man: the most inspirational man in my life; angelic voice; the smile that makes other happy.” – 

“Personality, voice, funny, handsome, down to earth, sweet, has faith, family man, smart.” – 

“His eyes, his voice, him as a person, so sweet, kind and caring. Can’t wait to one day meet him. Oh and one more – how he has been fighting with his voice issues and opened up about it, that was so brave of him” –  

“He’s funny, sweet, kind, amazing father & husband, has the voice of an angel, always willing to talk to fans & take pics, hasn’t had to compromise his faith for BSB. He’s just a beautiful person inside and out.” – 

“He was the first BSB I ever laid my eyes on. He always have a special place in my heart because he’s just like his cousin Kevin. He’s a humble country boy who loves to sing and bringing happiness to people with music and his song. His strong Christian faith is one of his best features ever. I mean, he was already a superstar, he was the Brian from BSB and what did he do for a solo? Not an ordinary love song pop album but a Christian one. Not many people do that even tho they claimed themselves as a Christian. His love for God is probably the one that makes me love him so much, despite of how goofy he is. And oh, his nostrils. Those are amazing.” –  

“Ηe is a really inspiring artist and an amazing human being! I adore him!<3” – 

“My second fave BSB. The funniest guy in the group. He makes me laugh.” – @sapnasajnani

“I love him because not only is he an amazing talent, he’s a great example of a man that I desire to be like.” –  

“He has a heart of gold. one if my inspiration. his faith. his family. his talent. his music.” –

“I think @brian_littrell has a really good heart and a really cool personality amazing sense of humor. My fave.” –   

“If I need evidence God is good, just looking at you is enough” In writing these lyrics, Brian may not have realized he was writing about himself. He personifies all that is good and pure. He inspires many, including myself, with just about everything he does. I will be forever grateful having been blessed with his presence on this Earth, and the world is truly a better place with him in it.” – @amanda_ea

“If you’re reading this right now, I’m already beyond thankful and shocked. I really don’t know how to start this but with a Thank You. You have no idea how many people you’ve influenced and inspired, and blessed as I am, I’ve grown so much because of you. The very first time I heard you sing, I heard an angel. Your voice is so warm and emotionally powerful I can’t even describe it, it melts my heart and penetrates straight through my heart (woah that just came!). I really really can’t show you how much you’ve changed my life, you brought me out of my downs. Whenever I fall, by just looking at everything little thing you do, I’m able to find strength through that and stand again. Thank you so so much, for your love and passion, for your faith, for your caring, and for always being there. Don’t ever, ever stop being who you are. Love you lots ❤️” – @CocoXxPuffs

UPDATE: Brian read this letter and tweeted us back! Thanks to everyone who tweeted and RT’ed to him. ❤

Tell Me Why: 16 Years Of I Want It That Way (And We Still Don’t Know Why)

It’s been 16 years since “I Want It That Way” was released and things were never the same.

In 1999, the Backstreet Boys were riding high. They could have released a recording of them singing the alphabet and it would have gone straight to the top, but in true Backstreet fashion, they released the big dog AKA I Want It That Way. The song (a Max Martin creation, of course) went straight to the top as well as Millennium, arguably the greatest album of the 90s… or ever.

As time rolled on, people started to think about the song and everyone suddenly realized, that no one could tell you what the song was about. The Backstreet Boys themselves can not even tell you what this song means and trying to solve the enigma that is “I Want It That Way” will make your brain explode.

So, we started to get a little basic. People simply wanted to know:

Did Anyone Ever Tell The Backstreet Boys Why?

And the answer is… No. Because what exactly were they asking why about? We know it “ain’t nothin’ but a heartache”, “ain’t nothin’ but a mistake”, but they are literally asking US to tell THEM why they never want to hear us say I Want It That Way. And boys say girls are confusing! “I Want It That Way” is actually the 3AM call from your drunk boyfriend that you had an argument with, but you actually really love him and are with 16 years and 4 children later. The song confuses you, but you’re never going to turn it down.

So, Backstreet Boys, we have a few “Tell Me Whys” of our own:

Tell Me Why… I Want It That Way has anything to do with an airport.

Tell Me Why… We can’t fly to Backstreet Boys concerts on that plane.

Tell Me Why… Backstreet Boys no longer perform for fans on the tarmac.

Tell Me Why… Everyone but AJ looked really cold in the video.

Tell Me Why… the Backstreet Boys all look hotter now than they did in 1999 (And where is this fountain of youth?)

Tell Me Why… Brian always wants us to sing the last line of his first part when it’s live.

Tell Me Why… We might skip the song when we’re playing the CD, but we act like fools when we hear it in public.

Tell Me Why… You never want to hear us say we want it that way.

Tell Me Why… We still don’t what way the Backstreet Boys don’t want it.

Tell Me Why… The Backstreet Boys need US to figure it out. YOU tell US why, Boys. Damn.

Regardless, “I Want It That Way” has been one of the only songs performed on every Backstreet Boys tour since it was released. Brian always asks us to sing along and pretends that he sees someone waving. Nick always gets really intense about it, like it really DOES mean something. AJ will always make the song seem kinda sexy and go off to do his own little dance. Kevin will always get really into it, and Howie will always cover for Kevin when he’s not there.

And we will ALWAYS sing along.

Happy Sweet 16, I Want It That Way, you iconic song! We’ll see you next tour.

The Millennium Tour

The Black And Blue Tour

The Never Gone Tour

The Unbreakable Tour

This Is Us Tour

The NKOTBSB Tour

In A World Like This Tour

10 Reasons Why We Love Lauren Kitt-Carter and Nick Carter

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we made it it’s been a whole year since Nick Carter was officially taken off the market by marrying the beautiful Lauren Kitt. Unlike most couples in the first year, they’ve had to work through a half leg of a Backstreet tour, a whole tour with Nick & Knight, and their own reality show, I Heart Nick Carter, and the recording of a new solo album. We’re tired just thinking about it, but these two are a power couple and that’s just one of the reasons we love them! Here are a few more..  Continue reading “10 Reasons Why We Love Lauren Kitt-Carter and Nick Carter”