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From “I Want It That Way” to “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” the Backstreet Boys are known for their hit love songs, but what do their personal love lives look like? Over the years, all five members of the group – AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell – have gotten married and started families of their own.

Most of the band members actually have really sweet stories of how they met their wives. One of them actually met their significant other on the set of a Backstreet Boys music video, while another met his wife before Backstreet Boys fame when he was still working at Disney World. And apparently, tours are now often family affairs.

“We have a family room backstage for the family and the wives and the kids to hang out in,” Richardson told People in 2018. “It used to be the VIP room, stocked with alcohol for our friends and different people that come to see the show, but now it’s the family room.”

In the same interview, Dorough opened up about how meaningful starting their families has been for the whole band. “We got a little jaded, but having our own families gives you those goosebumps all over again,” he said.

So, just who are the Backstreet wives? Get to know more about them ahead!