4 Things You Need To Know About The December Wylee Party / Christmas In Alpharetta

It’s been less than a month since the last Wylee party with Brian and Leighanne Littrell at their pop-up shop in Georgia, but they’re rolling out announcements for the next one — and this time, it’s for charity! Here’s everything you need to know:

1. When / Where Is This Event?! 

Friday, December 11th in Alpharetta, GA – home of Wylee and the Littrells! If you’ve never been in the South around Christmas time, this is a good excuse.

2. What Charity Is This Event Benefiting?

The Ronda Lee Culley Foundation was started in memory of Ronda Lee Culley, a Backstreet Boys fan who passed away tragically in 2004. Since then, the foundation works to hold independent fundraising events to honor her memory and the things she loved. Funds raised from this event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity that has raised more than $5 billion since 1983 to help fund those that need it in childrens’ hospitals. What could be better to give money to?

3. Wylee Party AND Christmas In Alpharetta? What’s That Mean?

The first part of the day will take place at the Wylee pop-up shop from 12pm to 4pm and the second half, from 6pm to 10pm, will be at the Hilton Garden Atlanta North / Alpharetta.

4. Tickets Are On Sale NOW and Are $150 — What Do You Get?

Besides the AWESOME opportunity to benefit an AMAZING charity, there will be a dinner, an auction (including personal items from Brian’s BSB memorabilia), and YES, a MEET AND GREET (and photo op) with Brian and Leighanne! You are asked to bring an unwrapped gift to be put under the tree at the Children’s Hospital. 

For ALL DETAILS (including hotel booking info, auction / payment details, ticket info and contact info), click here! This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, have a great time, and spread love and kindness ❤

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7 Reasons Why We Love Brian and Leighanne Littrell


The second of the Backstreet Boys to be married and the first to start a family, Brian Littrell will be celebrating 15 YEARS with his wife Leighanne on September 2nd. Wow, we can NOT believe it’s been that long. The couple has never been shy about publicly displaying the love they have for one another and the fairytale only grew sweeter when they added their son, Baylee, to the family! After 15 years, we couldn’t imagine not loving the Littrells.

1. The Way They Watch Baylee Perform On Stage HAD To Be One Of The Cutest Things EVER.

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Most of the Backstreet fans that have been fans for a while still see Baylee Littrell as a 4 year old. When he began opening shows on the last Backstreet Boys tour, we couldn’t believe how old he had gotten – and neither could his parents. Not only were we obsessed with his talent, we were also obsessed with his parents watching on. Our hearts grew three sizes watching Brian and Leighanne watch their son perform onstage with such pride! They’ve poured their hearts and souls into their boy and it shows.

2. They Support Each Other.

Since day one, Brian and Leighanne have been supportive of each other. Leighanne has been one of, if not the most, present wife on Backstreet Boys tours and events and has made numerous connections with fans, cheering on her husband when she can. Brian has also enthusiastically promoted anything his wife has done as well – from cameos in Olive Juice to modeling for / making appearances for the Wylee brand, run and operated by Leighanne! It’s clear that they’re each other’s biggest fans and we find it pretty endearing.

3. The Social Media Love Notes. 

While the Littrells are known for regular posts on instagram, they are also growing to be known for the sweet (sometimes sexy) comments they leave for each other. You’d think after 15 years of marriage, husbands and wives would be out of the “honeymoon” period – they wouldn’t think to tell each other how good they look, how much they miss each other, how happy they are to have each other… not these two. We’re literally on the watch everytime one of them posts now for the comment to follow… and then we punch our own significant other in the arm.

4. They’ve Stayed True To Their Roots.

Brian and Leighanne were both born in the South and in the South they have stayed. Opting out of Hollywood life while not on tour, recording, etc., the Littrells have stayed true to their roots by putting their roots down in Atlanta and quietly living a life with their friends and family. Their home may be a pretty big one, but they live a relatively normal life inside of it. They make their own meals, put up their own Christmas trees, throw their own pool parties, Halloween parties, birthday parties and shoot their own fireworks. They also don’t make any bones about what they believe and who they are. We LOVE the normal side of the Littrells and really, can not get enough!

5. They’ve (Willingly) Let Us Into Their Lives.

Whether it be keeping people updated on the 43 Christmas trees put up every year, posting pics from vacation, or signing autographs for Wylee orders that fans have ordered, Brian and Leighanne have invited us into nearly every aspect of their lives. Who remembers the time they took to do video chats?! Not only do they let us in on the mundane parts of life, they are also known for their fan events for HHC and Wylee – which end up being more like parties! These two are heavily involved in anything they set out to do to make sure that it is worth it for fans. They’ve made a real connection with fans when they didn’t have to and that is definitely one of the reasons we love them!

6. The Story Of How They Met Is Straight From A Movie.

A boy in a band married an actress from one their earliest videos — is this real life?! For Brian and Leighanne, it is. Their love story gave us hope….until the rest of the Backstreet Boys got married…not to any of us (Just kidding. Kind of.). Regardless of the fact that it never worked for any of us, the story of how they met on the set of As Long As You Love Me is a true testament to the fact that a higher power puts you in the right place at the right time.

7. They Work Toward The Happily Ever After. 

True love exists. True love will withstand the test of time. The Littrells are living proof. Marriage is not easy and 15 years is an eternity nowadays for any couple, much less a celebrity couple. They’ve made it no secret that making a marriage / family work while one half is away is not easy, but they’ve worked at it and they’re happy. It’s refreshing, it’s envy-inducing, it’s beautiful and it’s something we all want for ourselves. Brian and Leighanne have been a pretty awesome example of everything love is supposed to be.

Happy Anniversary, Brian and Leighanne. Congratulations on your continued success at Happily Ever After ❤

6 Reasons We Should Be Thankful For The Backstreet Wives

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Many of us have grown up with the Backstreet Boys and we mean that quite literally. We have grown up, some of us have gotten married, some of us have had babies and we have watched the Boys do the same. Some of us seem to forget, however, that these five women fell in love with five men just as we fell in love with our significant others. While their husbands are (obviously) larger than life (no pun intended….ok, kinda), at the end of the day, we should be grateful for them! If nothing else, because females should band together… you know, GIRL POWER (Did you learn nothing from the Spice Girls??), but if you need more reasons, continue reading.

1. They Make Endless Sacrifices For US To Enjoy Their Husbands’ Talents.

Sure, these women knew who they were marrying. They were aware of the tour life, the cruises, the being gone for half of the year, but knowing it and living it are two different things. While living on a tour bus with a Backstreet Boy sounds like a fan’s dream come true, it’s not exactly the dream home situation and definitely not for a growing family. So stay home, some say. Skype, some say… but that’s not really fair, is it? No amount of new invention can replace actually having your husband at home and these five women, while mentioning that they miss their man, never complain about it.

2. They Sometimes Have To Play Two Parents At Once.

Speaking of sacrifices, Leighanne, Rochelle, Leigh, and Kristin all have children who they have to raise essentially on their own during touring years. Sure, they all join up on tour sometimes and Dad is available for chatting, but parenting is a hard job and these moms are superheroes! Not only having to make major decisions alone sometimes, making sure school work is done, keeping up with a schedule and such, but consider trying to make all of that fit for your child to have a normal life PLUS joining Dad on tour! Not to mention traveling alone sometimes with small children, dealing with fans in an airport, and not wanting to throw your luggage into people. Supermoms.

3. They Have The Job Of Telling A Backstreet Boy When He Stinks…Literally.

I mean, none of US want that job. What if Nick, Howie, AJ, Kevin, or Brian showed up to a VIP smelling like garlic from the lunch they ate beforehand?! These ladies tell their men like it is, much like we would tell our own significant others. They tell them about that haircut that was NOT cute and those shorts that NEED to go. Can you imagine the laundry they have to do after hardcore rehearsals?! No thank you.

4. They Believe That Sharing Is Caring.

Let’s be real, from the get go, these 5 women have shared their husbands and their lives with us. Accusations of “selfishness” is laughable because it takes a special kind of girl to share the man they love, the children they created, and the lives they live with millions of people. They are subjected, beyond their control, to unfair judgement, opinions, and sometimes uncalled for hate. None of this has changed that they continue to share with us and we should be appreciative of that fact.

5. They’ve Been So Nice To Us.

Could they hide from fans? ABSOLUTELY. Do they? Not usually. Most every modern Backstreet fan has a pleasant story about one of the wives and that says something. They aren’t celebrities, they didn’t sign up to have “fans”, but they accept it and they stop for photos and talk to us like we aren’t crazy. It needs to be appreciated a little more often.

6. Sometimes They Give Us More Info Than The Boys Themselves.

Rochelle, Leighanne, Kristin, Lauren, and Leigh are ON. OUR. SIDE. They want their husbands to be successful and happy, we want them to be successful and happy. They want us to be excited about what’s coming next just as much as we want to know what’s going on. How many times has it been one of them who has given us info about recording? About cruise events? About film projects? A lot. How many times have they passed something along for us? A lot. We NEED them. They’re our insiders!

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Dear Lauren, Rochelle, Leighanne, Kristin and Leigh,

We are thankful for all of you and thankful that you have made what was “our” boys, your boys. Thank you for putting up with so incredibly much – we know it isn’t easy. Please know that you ARE appreciated and that for every one nasty person saying nasty things, there are 100 more that support you 100%. Thank you for being strong women who handle everything with such class. You’re all fantastic.