18 Boy Band Heartthrobs Who Are Now Proud Papas! (PHOTOS)

Nanci Theoret | Sep 15, 2015 Celebrities
18 Boy Band Heartthrobs Who Are Now Proud Papas! (PHOTOS)

It seems like yesterday we screamed our eternal love for Justin, Jordan, and the Joeys (Fatone and McIntyre), plastered our bedroom walls with boy band posters, and argued with our BFFs over which band was the best.

Ready for a reality check? The adorable shaggy-haired Hanson brothers, whom we first met as tweens, mark the 20th anniversary of MMMBop next year. They're now grown men with a whopping 11 children between them. Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block just married single mom Jenny McCarthy, and JT became a dad in 2015 with wife Jessica Biel. Check out these former boy banders-turned-dads who are now singing lullabies to their adorable kids.  


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  • Donnie Wahlberg


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    Remember when Donnie Wahlberg was a singer and his li’l bro, Mark, was the frontman for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch? Today the 46-year-old actor and his ex-wife have two children, Xavier Alexander, 22, and Elijah Hendrix, 14. His current wife is none other than Jenny McCarthy, who has a son, Evan, from her first marriage. 

  • Kevin Richardson


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    Now 41, the former Backstreet Boys member is still super hot (if you like the dark and handsome type), having modeled for Versace and Vogue. He and wife Kristin Kay Willits have two sons: Mason Frey, 8, and Maxwell Haze, 2.

  • Justin Timberlake


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    The newest member of the boy band daddy club, JT became a proud papa in April 2015 when his wife, Jessica Biel, gave birth to son Silas. The singer and former ’N Sync crush told BFF Jimmy Fallon that becoming a father “is the most insanely amazing, wonderful, unbelievable thing to ever happen to you.”

  • Nick Lachey


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    The 98 Degrees boy bander and former Mr. Jessica Simpson welcomed his first child, son Camden, in 2012, even recording a lullaby album. His wife, TV host Vanessa Minnillo Lachey, gave birth to their second child, daughter Brooklyn, in 2015.

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  • Omari “Omarion” Ishmael Grandberry


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    Grandberry and his B2K (Boys of the New Millennium) busted the wholesome boy band formula with soulful harmonies and a dance-hip-hop sound in their debut Uh Huh, even collaborating with Diddy on Bump, Bump, Bump. We just imagine the nearly 29-year-old O lulling adorable Megaa Omari, his 1-year-old son with Apryl Jones, to sleep with that sexy soulful voice.

  • Joey Fatone


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    The former ’N Sync baritone and Family Feud announcer since 2010 has two daughters, Briahna, 14, and Kloey, 5. with wife Kelly. In 2007, he dusted off his dance shoes and came in second on Dancing With the Stars.

  • Kevin Jonas


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    The oldest Jonas bro was the first to become a dad. Just 18 when the trio burst onto the music scene in 2005 and 21 when he was dubbed one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, Kevin became a papa in 2013 when wife Danielle gave birth to daughter Alena Rose. We bet he’s wrapped around her little finger.

  • A.J. McLean


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    The battle of the Florida boy bands reached a fever pitch in the early 2000s. It turns out A.J. McLean’s wife, Rochelle, preferred 'N Sync at the time. Lucky for A.J., there were plenty of girls swooning over his handsome face, omnipresent sunnies, and labret piercing we notice is now covered by a hipster beard. The couple married in 2011 and welcomed daughter Ava two years later.

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  • Brian Littrell


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    Littrell has shucked his boy band days for a solo career as a Christian contemporary artist. The blond, blue-eyed Backstreet Boy’s mini me, son Baylee, was born in 2002 to wife Leighanne.

  • Jordan Knight


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    Tons of teenage girls preferred the smoldering but clean cut looks of this Knight brother on New Kids on the Block. Jordan, the falsetto voice of NKOTB, and his wife, Evelyn Melendez, have two sons: Dante Jordan, 16, and Eric Jacob, 8.

  • Drew Lachey


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    Nick's younger brother and fellow former 98 Degrees member, Drew Lachey won the second season of Dancing with the Stars. The 39-year-old is a seasoned Broadway performer and has two children with his childhood sweetheart, Lea: daughter Claire, 9, and son Hudson, 5.

  • Isaac Hanson


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    The oldest of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, brothers, Isaac was just 15 when their MMMBop and its duwop chorus propelled the band to overnight fame in 1996. It was practically love at first sight when the guitarist and vocalist, now 34, spotted Nikki Dufresne sitting in the first few rows at a concert in 2003. The couple now has three children: Clark Everett, 8, James Monroe, 6, and Nina Odette, 1.

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  • Taylor Hanson


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    The middle Hanson brother, now 32, is also the most prolific. He and his wife of 13 years, Natalie Anne Bryant, have five children: Jordan “Ezra,” born in 2002; PenelopeAnne “Penny,” born in 2005; River Samuel in 2006; Viggo Moriah born two years later; and the youngest, Wilhelmina Jane “Willa,” born in 2012. The couple was introduced after a Hanson concert in Atlanta.

  • Zac Hanson


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    Just 10 when the band hit the big time, Hanson's little drummer boy met his wife, Kate Tucker, via brother Taylor’s girlfriend (now wife). Zac and Kate have three children, John Ira Shepherd “Shepherd,” born in 2008, Junia Rosa Ruth, born in 2010, and their most recent addition, George Abraham Walker “Abraham,” born two years ago.

  • Jamie Jones


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    We swooned when Grammy-winning All-4-One's lead singer, Jamie Jones, and his bandmates promised to “move heaven and earth if you were my girl.” Today, Jones, 41, and his wife, Hanna, have three children.

  • Joey McIntyre


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    The New Kids on the Block veteran and his wife, Barrett Williams, have three children: Griffin Thomas, born in November 2007; Rhys Edwards, born in December 2009; and Kira Katherine, who arrived in May 2011.

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  • Danny Wood


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    Another New Kid on the Block member, Wood has four children. His eldest, Daniel, was born in 1992 to ex-girlfriend Elise Stepherson. He has three kids with former wife Patricia Alfaro, including her son Anthony, another son named Chance, 17, who was adopted from Russia, and Vega, 16.

  • Howie Dorough


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    Girls just wanted to gaze into those big brown eyes and play with this Backstreet Boy’s curly locks back in the early 2000s. Married since 2007 to longtime love, Leigh Boniello, the couple has two sons, James Hoke, 6, and Holden John, 2.


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