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Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyJust two months after announcing their engagement, Demi Lovato and actor Max Ehrich have reportedly ended things.

A source tells People the couple decided marriage wasn’t meant to be.

"It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers," the source says. "They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together."

After dating since March, Max proposed to Demi on July 22 on a Malibu beach. Demi gushed over the proposal in an Instagram post, writing, "I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you."

And just earlier this month, the two celebrated their six month anniversary with romantic posts expressing their love for one another.

"Happy 6 months to my darling, the best father these pups could ever ask for. I love you BEYOND. Thank you for making my life so much better @maxehrich I love you baby," Demi, 28, wrote on her Instagram Story.

Max, 29, added, "Words fall short, baby. Love you infinitely & then some. Thank you for being the light of my life. Cheers to forever.”

Demi and Max have yet to confirm the split.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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Phil Dent/RedfernsSince many of us have been working out at home thanks to quarantine, it's always key to have good tunes on hand for max motivation.  And in a new survey, the website FitRate found that when it comes time to sweat, only certain artists will do.

The website polled more than 1,000 people who'd recently exercised and learned that pop music is the most popular genre for workouts, followed by hip hop or rap, and then classic rock. The most popular artist to work out to was Lady Gaga, followed by Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.

But it turns out that if you want to get an intense workout, you'd be better off switching to rap, heavy metal or punk rock. Those who worked out to pop mostly did weightlifting, Pilates and squats, but heavy metal listeners were more likely run a mile in less than seven minutes.  Punk rock listeners worked out the longest -- an average of 53 minutes per session.

And when it comes to setting personal records, listening to hip hop or rap produced the best results, and the most intense workouts.

But in addition to rap or hip hop, the artists who many people named as helping them set personal records during their sessions include The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and, again, Michael Jackson.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy Atlantic RecordsA while back, "Death Bed" singer Powfu had released a song called "Eyes Blue Like the Atlantic Part 2," a collaboration with Alec Benjamin, Italian producer Sista Prod and Rxseboy. Now there's a video to go with it.

The clip features Rxseboy floating in a pool, rapping about being cheated on by the woman he loves, followed by Powfu on a couch, rapping about how he feels about the fact that the relationship is ending.  Then, Alec, walking on the beach, brings it home by singing about how he'll eventually get over it.

As previously reported, the origin of the song is somewhat complicated.  Basically, what happened is this: A Vine artist named Ollie MN created the song's hook -- "Eyes blue like the Atlantic/And I'm going down like the Titanic" several years ago.

Sista Prod then turned that hook into a full-length song, "Eyes Blue Like the Atlantic," which became big on TikTok.  Next, Powfu, Alec Benjamin and Rxseboy got involved and recorded a whole new version, which is "Part 2."  It's since racked up more than 10 million streams worldwide.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty ImagesOne of Ariana Grande's main collaborators is current working with Ari on her next album, and says the Grammy-winning singer's new music is some next-level stuff.

Speaking to Insider, Tayla Parx, who co-wrote five songs on Ariana's last album, Thank U, Next, says, "The Thank U, Next crew did get back together over quarantine -- after, like, five COVID tests, literally. We just kind of let it happen naturally, same way as the last album."

Asked for details about the new project, Tayla said, "I think she has to tell you more about [the album] herself, but I can tell you she's made, yet again, another evolution."

"We're just going to get to know her even more this time around, which I'm really excited for the world to see," Tayla added.  "I'm excited for her to tell [the public] just more about where her head was at with this project, because it truly is incredible, honestly, and I can't wait for the world to hear it."

Earlier this month, Ariana shared a snippet of music on her socials and captioned it, "brb," but that's all we've gotten from her so far.  While we wait, we've got her hit duet with Lady Gaga, "Rain on Me," to listen to, as well as her duet with Justin Bieber, "Stuck with U."

By Andrea Dresdale
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Capitol RecordsSam Smith's made a career of singing songs about heartbreak, and their new album is no different -- except this time, you can dance to it.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Capital FM, Sam said Love Goes, which is coming out October 30, is "more cathartic" than their past releases.

"Normally, in the album before, I would speak about love, and I would really linger on the fact that I was in pain," Sam explained.  "And then this album was more like, 'I'm heartbroken, but I need to get in the studio, and I don't want to talk about it -- I just want to dance!' And then I talk about it through dancing, a little bit."

"So it is kind of a break-up album," Sam continued. "But it's more like, 'Shake them off, dance them away.'"

In a note on Instagram about the new release, Sam wrote that making the album had been "so magical and so therapeutic and FUN," adding, "I tried not to make myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs and I hope they make you smile, because they made -- and they make -- me smile."

Sam suggested fans treat each song on Love Goes "like a different flower from the garden" -- a concept which seems to have inspired their new merch line.  The new collection features hoodies, t-shirts, caps and tote bags, all embroidered with a collection of different colorful flowers.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Selena Gomez opened up on body image insecurities she faced after her kidney transplant surgery.

Alongside a photo of herself posing in a blue bathing suit, the singer, 28, wrote about growing to love her body -- scars included.

"When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar," she captioned the Instagram photo. "I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up."

"Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that," she continued.

The singer first revealed in September 2017 that she had undergone a kidney transplant. In an emotional post, she said the procedure was due to Lupus. She also shared that her friend, Francia Raisa, was her donor.

"She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me," Gomez wrote in a post at the time. "I am incredibly blessed."

In Gomez's post on Thursday, she also thanked her friend, Theresa Marie Mingus, who designed the suit she is wearing, for promoting a positive message with her swimwear label.

"T - Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that...all bodies are beautiful," Gomez wrote.

Selena's post was flooded with comments praising the star for showing off her scar and speaking out about body acceptance.

By Hayley FitzPatrick
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hélène marie pambrunMillions of people around the world may be in some form of lockdown right now, but Harry Styles isn't one of them.  He's making like James Bond on Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast.

TMZ captured the singer driving a vintage Alfa Romeo convertible and cruising behind the wheel of a speedboat for a new video that TMZ says is for "Fine Line," the title track of Harry's latest album.

In a couple of the shots, he's also wearing what looks like a purple-striped robe and matching purple ladies hat -- not sure where they fit in with the glamorous Italian coastal vibe.

In other Harry Styles news, you can check out Kelly Clarkson covering his hit "Adore You" during the "Kelly-oke" segment of her talk show.  She's wearing an eye patch in the video, but she's not trying out a new pirate look: Turns out her eye got infected on the set of The Voice.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy VEVOJustin Bieber's cinematic video for "Holy" set a new record for the singer, with the most views in 24 hours of all his previous videos: 13 million. Now, he's teamed up with VEVO for VEVO Footnotes, which reveals the meaning behind the powerful clip -- as well as some fun facts -- in a series of pop-ups.

The video was directed by Colin Tilley, who first worked with Justin ten years ago on the video for "Never Let You Go."  As the pop-ups reveal, Justin told Tilley that the what the song meant to him was, "You could be having the worst day in the world but what kept me going was the love I had with my wife."

Tilley says, "That’s how the story developed. It touches on what the world is going through...it’s a crazy time. The idea of strangers helping each other can change the outcome of everything. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel we were trying to push for.”

The story line has Justin and actress Ryan Destiny playing, respectively, an oil field worker and a nursing home employee. After they lose their jobs and are evicted, a kindly soldier, played by Wilmer Valderrama, brings them home to share a meal with his family.

“Our intention was not to make your typical music video; we really wanted to push this in a narrative direction. A new era of Justin," notes Tilley, who was inspired by two indie Ryan Gosling films: 2010's Blue Valentine and 2012 The Place Beyond the Pines. 

The most fun fact? The pop-ups reveal that back in 2011, Ryan won a singing contest -- and the prize was attending the red carpet premiere of Justin's concert film Never Say Never!


By Andrea Dresdale

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Rose Hartman/Archive Photos/Getty ImagesMariah Carey's new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey isn't out yet, but it delves into her first marriage to record mogul Tommy Mottola, and equates living with him with being in prison.  Now, Mottola has commented on what his ex-wife says about him.

As Mariah has said, and reviews have revealed, she called the home where she lived with Mottola "Sing Sing," after the notorious prison, and described it as bristling with security teams and cameras.  Just leaving the house for a few minutes without security, she tells Oprah in a new interview airing today on Apple TV , caused a major uproar.

Asked about the book, which is coming out in September 29, Mottola told the New York Post in a statement, "I am deeply gratified to have played that role in Mariah’s well-deserved and remarkable success, and continue to wish her and her family only the very best.”

As the Post points out, in his own 2013 memoir, Mottola said his relationship with Mariah was "absolutely wrong," and apologized for being "controlling" and "obsessive."

Mariah and Mottola married in 1993 and separated in 1997; their divorce became final in 2000.  In 2008, she married Nick Cannon; together, they share twins Monroe and Moroccan. Mariah and Nick separated in 2014, and their divorce was finalized in 2016.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Michael Campanella/Getty ImagesMadonna released a fragrance in 2012 called Truth or Dare, and now she's ready to drop another one, inspired by her most recent album, Madame X.

You can watch Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, who's working with Madonna on her upcoming biopic, unbox the fragrance in a video on Madonna's Instagram. She opens the white box with the big red "X" on the front and takes out what she describes as the "sexy, minimalist" bottle. 

While Madonna frets that the fragrance is too strong, Diablo sprays it all over herself and raves, "It's amazing! This is, like, my thing. I love it!"

Madonna tweeted that the perfume is "coming soon."

In that same Instagram video, Madonna reveals that, surprisingly, she doesn't have any tattoos, explaining, "I just never thought of anything I wanted so badly to have it written on me forever."

Then, she starts talking about the actress who'll be playing her in the movie.

"This is not a part for someone who's not comfortable with their body, without clothes on, right?" she muses. "Someone fearless!"

She then asks Diablo, "Can you show me some actresses without clothes on, please?"

As previously reported, Madonna is co-writing and will direct the movie about her life.  There's been no official casting news, though there are rumors that Ozark actress Julia Garner is being eyed for the role. 

 

Rule #1 when writing the story of your life........Ignore Rules. ✍️ #diablocody #madamexperfume https://t.co/eEzJOEx1Hh pic.twitter.com/To07oH8TaS

— Madonna (@Madonna) September 24, 2020

By Andrea Dresdale
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Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comCongratulations are in order to proud parents Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who welcomed their daughter on Wednesday.

The former One Direction member posted a tender black and white photo of his little girl wrapping her tiny hand around his fingers.  

"Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful," the "Pillowtalk" singer gushed. "To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task."

Despite being flooded with emotion, Malik couldn't stop himself from pouring his heart out to his little one.  "The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together," he cooed.

Further details about the newborn, such as her name, have not yet been announced.

Hadid followed up with her own tribute hours later, sharing another black and white photo of her little one holding onto her father's fingers.  

"Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love," she gushed.

Hadid, 25, confirmed in April that she and Malik, 27, were expecting a baby. A few months later, the model showed off her growing belly in a series of professional photographs.

The model and her singer boyfriend were first linked in 2015. Although Malik confirmed in 2018 that they'd split, they stayed on good terms with the musician telling GQ magazine that June, “We're still really good friends, and we're still in contact."

This past January TMZ reported that they'd reconciled, and Hadid said in April that they were quarantined together amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Especially during this time it's a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience [the pregnancy] day-by-day," Hadid told Jimmy Fallon at the time.

Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful🙏🏽❤️to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw

— zayn (@zaynmalik) September 24, 2020

By Megan Stone
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Big Machine RecordsRolling Stone has updated its iconic list of the 500 Best Albums of All Time for the first time since 2012, and some of the rankings might surprise you.

Case in point: Taylor Swift's 2012 album Red is ranked #99 on the list.  Among the albums it outranks? Undisputed classics like Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., three Led Zeppelin albums, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Madonna's Immaculate Collection, U2's The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby, Prince's 1999, Queen's A Night at the Opera, Pink Floyd's The Wall, The Eagles' Hotel California, Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers.

The publication writes of Red, "Taylor Swift shocked the world with her fourth album, breaking away from country music to make a record that recalled classics by the Beatles and Prince in the way it pulled from across the pop and rock landscape and transformed every sound it touched."

While the list's rankings will no doubt tick off many music fans, it's all a result of voting by more than 300 artists, producers, critics and music industry figures, including members of U2, Stevie Nicks. Beyonce, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billie Eilish, and members of The Police, The Cure, Beastie Boys, KISS, The Byrds, Linkin Park, Wu-Tang Clan, Eurythmics and even Taylor herself.

By the way, the top 10 albums on the list are as follows:

10. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
9. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
8. Prince & the Revolution, Purple Rain
7. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
6. Nirvana, Nevermind
5. The Beatles, Abbey Road
4. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
3. Joni Mitchell, Blue
2. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
1. Marvin Gaye, What's Goin' On

By Andrea Dresdale
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Justin Lloyd/Newspix via Getty ImagesA member of 5 Seconds of Summer is going solo -- but he's not leaving the group.

Drummer Ashton Irwin announced on Wednesday that he'll be putting out his first solo album, called Superbloom, on October 23. The first single, "Skinny Skinny," arrives tonight at midnight.

On Instagram, Irwin wrote, "It is with a great explosion of joy and with my entire soul that I am proudly announcing to you all that I am releasing my first solo record. The album explores my inner philosophies and feelings about the walk of life I have found myself on."

"I’m ridiculously excited to share this with you," he continues, "It feels like this record has been over a decade in the making. It brings me the greatest joy of all that I am in a band that allows me to create freely inside and outside of it. I can’t wait for you to hear it."

As for "Skinny Skinny," Ashton says, "We must fight against a common darkness that shadows our ability to live truthfully, to live without self doubt, and without self destruction and love ourselves for what we are. When writing 'Skinny Skinny' I first thought of myself, and many other young peoples struggles with body image and particularly body dysmorphia."

"It’s something I’ve never confronted in a creative form," he notes. "And I am feeling strong in saying 'Skinny Skinny' goes directly to that painful place in my mind."

5SOS' most recent album, CALM, was released on March 27.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Big Hit EntertainmentWhen BTS aren't recording chart-topping hits, they're speaking to world leaders in their spare time.

Billboard reports that on Wednesday, the K-pop supergroup appeared via video at the 75th UN General Assembly to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All the group's comments were filmed individually.  RM kicked things off by saying, "COVID-19 was beyond my imagination. Our world tour was totally cancelled, all our plans went away, and I became alone. I looked up but couldn't see the stars at night."

The rest of the group then explained how isolated they felt, and how that led to them working on new songs.

"I don't know who was first. We embraced all these emotions and the seven of us began to make music together," said J-Hope, according to Billboard. "This is where the music came from."

RM made the final comment, recalling the group's 2018 speech before the same body.

"When I start feeling lost...I remember the words I spoke here two years ago: 'Love yourself, speak yourself,'" he said. "Now more than ever, we must try to remember who we are and face who we are. We must try to love ourselves and imagine the future," he added. "BTS will be there with you."

In 2017, BTS teamed up with the Korean Committee for UNICEF to start Love Myself, which advocates against youth violence.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Chris Haston/NBCAva Max, Usher and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder are among the musicians who'll be performing during tonight's season 15 finale of America's Got Talent.

Also taking the stage for the reality competition's big finish: The Voice coach Blake Shelton, alt-rocker Bishop Briggs, YouTube star David Dobrik and real-life couple JP Saxe and Julia Michaels, who'll likely perform their hit duet "If the World Was Ending."

The America's Got Talent finale airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, with the winner being crowned at the conclusion.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy of AppleCalling all lambs: Now's the time to get that subscription to Apple TV .  That's where, tomorrow at noon ET, Mariah Carey will sit down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about her upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

In this episode of The Oprah Conversation, Mariah will discuss her "personal journey," including "the pain in growing up biracial, confronting past traumas and finding freedom," according to Apple TV .

In advance clips, Mariah talks about the trauma she experienced over her hair which, she says, her white mother didn't know how to properly care for.  She also talks about her relationship Derek Jeter, whom she calls a "catalyst" for helping her escape her unhappy marriage to her first husband, Tommy Mottola.

And speaking of Mottola, Mariah also talks about the night she "escaped" from the security-filled mansion where she was living with him -- with help from rapper Da Brat -- to go get some fast food. 

After seeing the havoc it caused for Mariah to be off the property without security for a just few minutes, Mariah says, Da Brat told her, "This is not O.K. You're Mariah Carey. You can't be in this relationship."

In addition, Mariah talks about her twins, Monroe and Moroccan. She tells Oprah that because of her dysfunctional upbringing, Roc and Roe have offered her the only unconditional love she's ever known -- other than the love she's experienced from her fans.

As Mariah explains, "Just by the fact that the children provide me with this actual love and they are my actual family and I'm not worried about them trying to hurt me or do any of the things that happened to me when I was a kid...I've never had a reference for unconditional familial love until now."

Mariah's book comes out September 29.

By Andrea Dresdale
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ABC/Image Group LAIt’s been six whole months since Maren Morris and her husband, fellow artist Ryan Hurd, welcomed their baby boy, Hayes, the couple’s first child.

Since then, the singer has been open about the ups and downs of new parenthood, sharing her story with postpartum depression and responding to the mommy-shamers who’ve critiqued her mothering style on social media.

But to celebrate little Hayes' half year of life, Maren focused on the sweet parts of being her son’s mama.

“He smiled early and stared at you intently like he’d known you in a past life,” she wrote on social media, alongside a family selfie. “He eats all the green foods I would never touch, and I think we’ve only heard him really cry 4 different times.”

The singer went on to say that she doesn’t take this sweet phase for granted, and knows there might well be more challenging times ahead.

“We are honestly just waiting for the spell to wear off and he becomes a terror, but so far, he’s just been our sweet, sensitive son,” Maren continued. “Happy half year, Bub.”

Maren has a whole lot to celebrate these days. In addition to her baby’s half-birthday, she recently brought home the Female Artist of the Year trophy at the 2020 ACM Awards, and also scored four nominations at the upcoming 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

By Carena Liptak
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Rosalind O'Connor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty ImagesTIME magazine's new issue spotlights the TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World 2020, and has enlisted celebrities like BTS, Elton John and Taylor Swift to pen tributes to those influential people, who include Halsey, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

In the "Artists" category, Taylor was tapped to write an essay praising her pal Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of Fleabag, executive producer of Killing Eve, and co-writer of the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.

"A combination of razor-sharp instincts, killer wit and genuine care for the people she works with proved to be a winning hand," Taylor writes, referring to Waller-Bridge's Emmy wins. "Phoebe has a habit of creating complex female anti­heroes in a way that seemed previously reserved for male characters."

Then, referring to a photo of Waller-Bridge post-Emmys, relaxing amid her many statuettes, Taylor wrote, noting, "It’s magical to see that all the rehearsals, baby steps, false starts and dead ends can lead to an extremely driven and unfathomably talented woman unwinding in a lounge chair surrounded by her winnings."

BTS writes of their "Boy with Luv" collaborator Halsey, "Her bold spirit really shines through her music and performances, as well as her life. And that spirit and passion have been instilled in us and inspired artistic ambitions of our own."

Actress America Ferrera writes of Selena, "[She] has been an outspoken advocate for immigrant rights in America...Selena courageously uses her global platform in service of her full identity."

And Elton John writes of The Weeknd, "He has so many different types of music tucked up his sleeve that he incorporates into his vision...Like Prince, he marches to his own beat. That’s an exemplary way for an artist to be."

By Andrea Dresdale
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CBSFirst comes love, then comes a $13.2 million dollar mansion -- at least that's how things are going for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

According to ETOnline, the pair, who have been dating for five years, purchased their first house together earlier this year in a off-market deal. 

The massive 13,000-square-foot home is located in Encino, California and is nothing short of impressive with "three full floors, a four-car garage, a state-of-the-art home theater, a pool with inset spa and a cabana offering a full wet bar and outdoor kitchen," as per ET.

Living together is no new thing for the couple though: They spent quarantine together on Blake's ranch in Oklahoma, along with Gwen's sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6.

In a clip released by The Voice, the "Don't Speak" singer shared that quarantine has "been pretty magical for Blake and I and the kids because we don't ever have that much solid time together. We did do a lot of fun stuff. We did a lot of cooking."

The two recently performed their latest duet, "Happy Anywhere" on the Academy of Country Music Awards.

By Danielle Long
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ABC/Eric McCandlessEmotions were riding high on night two of Dancing with the Stars when the reality competition announced the first elimination of the season.

However, the biggest tearjerker of the night happened way before -- when AJ McLean openly professed his undying love to his wife of nine years, Rochelle.

The Backstreet Boy also shared their adorable history, revealing that the two met in 2006, but their first date didn't happen until a full year later.

McLean said he first laid eyes on Rochelle when she was a Hollywood waitress and "asked her out."  But, instead of winning her over right then and there, she flatly rejected him and chose to go have fun with her friends instead.

Undeterred, the 42-year-old said he tried his luck a year later and the rest was history.

"Baby, this one is for you," McLean said aloud before performing a smooth and flirtatious foxtrot to "Ain't That a Kick in the Head."

As it turns out, the song holds a very special meaning to the singer, which explains why he gave his all on the ballroom floor and earned high marks from the judges who enthusiastically sang his praises.

Judge Derek Hough lauded, "You're such a showman. All the joy coming off of you, fantastic."

However, the tears started flowing when host Tyra Banks pressed McLean to open up about the love he has for Rochelle.

In response to Banks' question about why he waited a whole year to ask her out on a date, the Backstreet Boy tenderly replied, "You know when you know."

However, his voice swelled with emotion as he continued, "True love is actually out there. I found it. I love you."

Voice crackling, McLean continued to gush, "I love you, baby" and called her "my superhero."


By Megan Stone
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