Nick Carter, the blondest of The Backstreet Boys, is engaged to “fitness expert/actress” Lauren Kitt. Everybooooodddaaay said, “Yeeeeeeaaah” and then promptly rocked their booodddaaaays. Mr. Carter told People Magazine,
I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks. I was like, ‘I don’t want it anymore!’ It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers.
Ms. Kitt said,
Our first thought was, ‘We need to contact The Backstreet Boys and find out when their schedule will permit.’
Really? That was your first thought?
Carter planned a lovely proposal that almost went wrong. He wanted to sail his soon-to-be-fiance, her dad, and some close friends, to an island where he could propose to her. Because he has a boat. Nick Carter has a boat. And he knows how to sail it. I’m learning so many new things today. So what happened that almost turned this perfect proposal into THE PERFECT STORM?
My boat was in such bad condition because I hadn’t used it for, like, six years. It took me five days literally on my hands and knees, scraping up my body [to fix it.] The engine wasn’t complete yet but we still decided to go out.
Once on “Engagement Island” as they now call it, Carter proposed to her with a “seven-carat diamond ring from XIV KARATS” and in no way is that product placement at all, riiiiiight?
She said, ‘Yes,’ and I’m, like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘You’re supposed to put it on my finger.’ So I did. I was in shock.
The couple have been together for a little over 2 years.