One of our favorite Backstreet Boys is officially off the market. That’s right. Nick Carter has tied the knot and married Lauren Kitt. Read on for the wedding details and info on Carter’s new bride.
1. The Couple Wed in Santa Barbara
— ACST Manila (@ACST_Manila) April 13, 2014
Today in Santa Barbara, Carter wed Lauren Kitt. People remembers when Carter proposed to Kitt:
Carter popped the question with an enormous, 7-carat pear-shaped diamond in the Florida Keys, after sailing Kitt to a nearby island. Things didn’t totally go according to plan. “The boat was barely running. It died, like, four times,” he said. They finally made it to the island and climbed a hill, where Carter surprised Kitt. “I got down on my knees and did that whole hoopla,” he said. “She was like, ‘Are you serious?’ And started crying. Now we call it Engagement Island.”
2. Boy Bander A.J. McLean Posted an Instagram Pic from the Rehearsal Dinner
The rehearsal dinner went down Friday night, April 11, 2014. In a caption with a photo of himself getting ready, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean wrote:
Chillin at the house getting ready to head to the rehearsal dinner of the wedding most of u thought would never happen but I’m so happy it is finally! Congrats to my little bro for growing up and finding love. So proud of u bro. Love u both @nickcarter and @laurenkitt
Later on he posted another photo with the caption, “Ready for the big day.”
The reason for McLean’s words about the “wedding most of u thought would never happen” is that Nick Carter previously said he would never get married, but at age 34, he’s changed his mind. Howie Dorough from BSB also attended the rehearsal festivities and it was actually Howie who helped Carter get the nerve to ask Kitt to marry him.
3. Carter Got a Seriously Awesome Wedding Gift From His Bride
Who says that weddings are all about the bride? Check out the new tires that Kitt put on Carter’s jeep as a wedding gift.
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) April 9, 2014
4. Kitt Is a Fitness Guru
Lauren Kitt got together with Carter about a year ago to promote her YouTube channel, where she features “Kitt Fit” segments. Each segment gives you tips on how to keep fit and stay in shape.
In February, Kitt and Carter had a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party at Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Nick popped the question with a seven-carat diamond ring in February 2013 and according to The Daily Mail, he had been holding the ring in his pocket for two weeks.
5. Nick Carter’s Brother Aaron Missed the Wedding
Aaron Carter had business obligations, but did everything he could to make the wedding. The Daily Mail writes:
‘Aaron changed planes several times to get into Santa Barbara. He was breaking his a** to get to Nick’s wedding,’ Steve told RumorFix. But there were mechanical problems with his US Airways plane that prevented him from making an appearance.
Steve made sure to note that Aaron’s plans were made before he knew the exact wedding date and there is no sibling rivalry.
Steve Honig is Carter’s rep.