Rochelle DeAnna McLean is a hairstylist, makeup artist, dancer, and model who is most famous as the wife of AJ McLean, a singer, dancer, and model. The pair got married in 2011 and together they have two children, Ava Jaymes McLean and Lyric Dean McLean
While you would soon learn more about Rochelle, her husband McLean needs no introduction. He is known for his work with the 90s boyband, Backstreet Boys who are popular for songs such as Everybody (1997), As Long as You Love Me (1997), and Quit Playing Games (1996).
Did You Know These 10 Facts about Rochelle DeAnna McLean
1. AJ McLean’s Wife is of Mixed Ethnicity
Rochelle DeAnna McLean was born to her parents on October 7, 1981, and she’s 41 years old at the moment. From the records, she was raised in Arizona U.S. alongside her three siblings Perry jr, Andre, and Priscilla but her family later relocated to Santa Clarita, California.
While other information about her early life and family background is elusive to the media, we garnered that she belongs to mixed ethnicity which includes Mexican, Greek, and Italian.
As for her education, she attended Canyon highschool and thereafter enrolled at the Paul Mitchell School in Sherman, Oaks.
2. Rochelle DeAnna McLean is a Hairstylist and Makeup Artist
AJ McLean’s wife holds her ends as a hairstylist and makeup artist. She developed a passion for modeling as a young teenager but later decided to try cosmetology which made her enroll at the Paul Mitchell school in Sherman, Oaks.
There, she juggled being a make-up artist and hairstylist and has worked for several television series and short films such as Project Hollywood (2013), Family Jewel (2009), Nick’s Big Show (2009), and Population Suicide (2008).
Asides from this, she has also worked as a wardrobe assistant for Playmate Tiffany Fallon’s documentary titled Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the year (2005).
3. She Once Served as a Bartender and Waitress
Before Rochelle’s career extended to cosmetology, she served as a bartender and waitress at the Saddleback Ranch Chop House in West Hollywood.
It was also there that she crossed paths with McLean again after first meeting in 1999 at the “Into the Millenium” concert in Las Vegas. At that time she was still in high school and only 18 years old. The next time she would witness the Backstreet Boys perform was in 2000 but they never conversed.
4. Rochelle’s Husband Proposed During a Live Concert
Even though Rochelle and McLean had met earlier, the pair only started dating 9 years later in 2009.
10 months later, McLean proposed to her on stage during a live concert at Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas. We garnered that he invited her on stage and then asked the DJ to turn off the music while he popped the question. Though surprised by his actions, Rochelle said yes and hugged him.
5. Rochelle DeAnna McLean and her Husband Opted For a Goth Theme Wedding
A few months after McLean’s romantic proposal, the pair decided to go the extra with their wedding planning and celebration. They arranged for a goth-themed wedding which was witnessed by close friends, family members, and other celebrities at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 17, 2011.
For the wedding, Rochelle wore a sleeveless black Vera Wang gown while her husband appeared in a black suit accompanied by a bow tie.
6. The Hairstylist is a Mother of Two
The following year after Rochelle and McLean tied the knot, they revealed in April 2012 that they were expecting their first child even though they had no plan of expanding the family that soon.
Their first child Ava Jaymes McLean was born on November 27 2013 and she’s 9 years old at the moment. Four years after her birth, the couple birthed their second daughter Lyric Dean McLean. She was born on March 19 2017 and is currently 6 years old at the moment.
7. Rochelle’s First Daughter’s Changed Her Name to Elliott
As stated earlier, Rochell’s first daughter’s name is Ava. However, fans noticed a different name on her first day in 4th-grade ballon which generated a lot of questions about her as many linked it to gender change.
Nonetheless, her mother explained that Ava returned from school and asked the family to start calling her Elliott and not Ava which they did until the name stuck. Ava’s father McLean also added that it wasn’t a transgender thing as they thought but a personal choice.
8. She Has Made Sever Appearances in her Husband’s Music Video
Even though McClan’s wife isn’t someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, the mother of two has been featured in her husband’s videos severally. She first appeared in the song God, Your Mama and Me alongside the Backstreet Boys in 2017.
Two years later, she made another appearance in the song No Place with her two daughters and subsequently the 2019 solo song Boy and a Man.
Rochelle’s husband revealed that she was a bit skeptical about being in front of the camera but somehow came over it.
9. Rochelle DeAnna McLean Helped Her Husband Overcome his Drug Addiction
Over the past years, Rochelle’s husband has struggled to stay sober from alcohol addiction and depression. However, it hasn’t been a very smooth journey. He first went to rehab in 2001 but returned in 2002 and again in 2011.
At present, McLean revealed that he has maintained sobriety for many years thanks to his wife and family support. He also mentioned that he would never want his family to see him drunk or high as they are his lifeline.
10. AJ McLean’s Wife Has Several Tattoos on Her Body
Rochelle without a doubt is a lover of tattoos. Most of her body has been inked with flower tattoos which is a likeness she shares with her husband AJ McLean. She once hinted to her fans that she spends several hours in the tattoo house.