January 28, 2023

AJ McLean’s Daughter Elliott Celebrates Birthday After Title Change

AJ McLean’s Daughter Elliott Celebrates 10th Birthday After Name Change- ‘So Proud’ 353
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Turning double digits! Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and spouse Rochelle McLean celebrated daughter Elliot’s tenth birthday — her first since altering her identify earlier this yr.

“MY GIRL is 10 at this time! 🎉🎂🎁,” Rochelle, 41, wrote via Instagram on Monday, November 28, alongside a candy snap of Elliott in a Britney Spears tee. “I’m going to smother her in love, hugs and kisses at this time! So happy with the little woman she’s rising into♥️ Ceaselessly grateful the creator selected me to be her momma 🙏🏻 I like you child lady 🥰. Glad Birthday @elliott_jaymes1127.”

The make-up artist, who additionally shares 5-year-old daughter Lyric with the 44-year-old musician, revealed that her preteen had determined to make a reputation change in August after realizing she most popular a moniker that felt distinctive solely to her.

“For these asking… not that it’s anybody’s enterprise however Elliot’s identify change shouldn’t be a gender factor,” Rochelle wrote by way of her Instagram Story on the time, noting that Elliot has changed her “a few times” all through her life.

“Final yr she requested us to start out calling her Elliot and it caught. She wished one thing distinctive that nobody else had. (There are such a lot of Ava’s.) I didn’t actually see the hurt in respecting her need to be distinctive,” the Arizona native added.

Rochelle went on to clarify that it’s a “little odd” that oldsters get to “select names for folks we haven’t even met but and anticipate them to endlessly [identify] as that individual.”

AJ, for his half, opened up in regards to the identify change throughout a September look on At present. The singer admitted he was “bowled over” by his baby’s request at first, not understanding whether or not it was a “transgender factor.”

“It isn’t, however it’s a private alternative,” he stated, including that whereas she’s going to “at all times be Ava” to him, each he and Rochelle respect their daughter’s decisions. “No matter reasoning it’s, that’s hers, and I’m going to assist it one million p.c. My spouse will [too].”

The “I Need It That Method” artist, who tied the knot with Rochelle in 2011, completely opened as much as Us Weekly about his love of fatherhood in July.

“Clearly, daughters look as much as their dad and it’s such feeling. Truthfully, I like to return dwelling and to see them and to see their expressions on their face at any time when I come again dwelling,” he gushed. “To have the ability to go on daddy and daughter dates and get our nails carried out and do all that type of stuff, to me, is simply superior and there’s nothing higher for me than having ladies. I don’t suppose I might know what to do if I had boys to be sincere with you.”

Nonetheless, the Florida native additionally revealed that he wasn’t planning on increasing his household anytime quickly. “Nope, I’m carried out. My spouse’s carried out. Even numbers [are] good for me and her. Two is an efficient quantity, and there’s already a four-year hole between the 2 of them, so I feel we’re good,” he quipped.