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AJ McLean Recalls How He 'Lost It' Performing in Front of Daughter Lyric with Joey Fatone

The Backstreet Boys singer shares his two daughters, Lyric and Elliott, with wife Rochelle

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> AJ McLean in July

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AJ McLean in July

AJ McLean had a few special people in the audience at one of his recent concerts.

The Backstreet Boys singer, 46, who is co-headlining a tour with Joey Fatone, 47, appeared on The Jennifer Hudson Show on Tuesday where he opened up about having his family at one of the duo's recent shows.

"My family came to the second show. I dedicated it to my youngest daughter, whose birthday is tomorrow, so she’ll be 7," McLean shared. "Daddy loves you Lattie! And I just lost it. I lost it.”

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Related: AJ McLean's Wife Explains Why Daughter, 9, Changed Her Name to Elliott: 'Not a Gender Thing'

McLean shares daughters Elliott, 11, and Lyric, 7, with estranged wife Rochelle.

In August 2022, the singer shared that his daughter Elliott had decided to change her name. Sharing a photo on Instagram of his daughters' first day of school, some fans had questions when they noticed that one of the balloons in the picture said Elliott instead of Ava.

Rochelle, 42, later shared individual photos of the girls on her Instagram Story and added a slide that gave insight into her daughter's name change.

"For those asking … not that it's anyone's business but Elliott's name change is not a gender thing," Rochelle wrote, adding that she had tried a few names but Elliott was the one that "stuck."

"She wanted something unique that no one else had (There are so many Ava's). I didn't really see the harm in respecting her desire to be unique."

Rochelle continued, saying that it was a "little odd" that parents pick names for children at birth and "expect them to forever indentify[sic] as that person."

"Anyway … so that's how Ava became Elliott. I knew once I put it out there people would have opinions, but be kind," she continued. "She's just a kid trying to make her way in this crazy world! I just want her to know she can always be whoever she wants to be🖤."

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