Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean is engaged to Rochelle Deanna Karidis. McLean proposed on stage in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock’s Wasted Space nightclub.
“He got up on stage and the DJ turned the music off,” an eyewitness tells People.com. “He asked her to come up on stage and he got down on his knee and she squatted down with him. He took the ring out of his pocket and put it on her hand.”
McLean purchased the engagement ring just a few hours before proposing at Hard Rock’s jewelry store, Rocks.
“She seemed very surprised and didn’t seem to know why he was getting on stage,” the witness says of Karidis. “Even his friends were shocked. They all knew he was going to propose but didn’t think he would do it tonight.”