Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean has not had a relapse with booze, according to his fiance Sarah Martin. Martin submitted an audio message to fans on Yahoo group ‘LovingSarah’, calling the report “total bullcrap” and added that anyone believing the report would be doing a real disservice to AJ. Listen to the clip here.
US Weekly reports AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys is set to marry singer Sarah Martin on January 2, 2003, the couple’s second anniversary of the day they met at a karaoke bar. McLean told the magazine, “I was going to wait until New Year’s Eve. I was going to take a nice trip with her up to Big Bear and do it in the snow and all this romantic stuff, but I got nervous, and her mom said ‘Just do it.'” AJ made his proposal at his Los Angeles recording studio giving Sarah a 45 karat emerald cut diamond ring with sapphire baguettes that he says he took two months to personally design. AJ says his best man will be a “friend from rehab” and that the wedding will likely take place in Los Angeles.
Extra TV’s website has a brief clip of Backstreet Boys recovering alcoholic AJ McLean talking about his eight months of being sober which has been helped by his fiance Sarah Martin. AJ said, “She was more of a social drinker, but she just stopped everything when I went in. She’s very supportive.”
MTV News reports that during an interview with VH1 over the weekend in Miami, Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean revealed that he’s engaged to up-and-coming singer Sarah Martin. They hope to have the wedding sometime in 2003, hopefully on the anniversary of the day they met. Tabloids had been reporting this information since around Christmas time.
Pay per search engine Overture has their list of top A.J. McLean related searches for the month of December up, and those searches include several references to the controversial appearance in Hustler magazine as well as searches for his girlfriend and rumored fiance, Sarah Martin. For the month, ‘AJ McLean’ was searched for 12,127 times.
Apparently Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean called in to the JoJo radio program on KIIS FM in Los Angeles to break news that he has asked Sarah Martin to marry him. AJ revealed, “I just popped the question. I just wanna let everybody know that the Backstreet Boys are not ones to hide anything. I mean obviously, especially with me going into rehab. I came out and told everybody the truth and told everybody that I had a problem and I went and fixed it, and I’ve got 5 – months sober.”
The Enquirer reports Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is plotting to ask 26 year-old girlfriend and live-in lover Sarah Martin to marry him on New Year’s Eve. An insider reports, “He called Sarah’s mom and asked for permission to marry her daughter. Sarah’s mom almost dropped the phone in shock, but she quickly gave her consent.” Well apparently the secret is out.
The Sun reports Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is beating his chemical dependency by the support of new girlfriend Sarah Martin whom he met at a karaoke bar. McLean, who is living with Martin, says “I thank God every day.”