AJ McLean wears wedding ring at The Super Mario Bros premiere... following ... trends now
AJ McLean and wife Rochelle Deanna McLean announced this week that they had decided to temporarily separate in order to 'work on ourselves and on our marriage', with the hope that they could reconcile in the future.
And in a sign of his commitment to his family, the Backstreet Boys star took the estranged couple's two daughters - Elliott, 10, and Lyric, six, to The Super Mario Bros. film premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday, just five days later.
While making the rounds and posing for photos on the red carpet, McLean could be seen still wearing his wedding ring.
The singer and dancer, 45, looked in good spirits, with his arms wrapped around his girls who stood in front of him, while flashing big beaming smiles.
Always one to put thought into his fashion choices, the West Palm Beach, Florida native stepped out in faded blue jeans and a black shirt that he left unbuttoned to show off his classic white t-shirt underneath.
Proud papa: AJ McLean could be seen wearing his wedding ring when he took his two daughters to The Super Mario Bros. film premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday, five days after going public with his split from his wife
Rounding out his look, McLean also donned black sneakers, sunglasses with light brown lenses, and a black baseball cap over his short cropped hair that matched his well-manicured beard and mustache combo.
Elliott showed off her funky style in a green and white-pattered sweater over a red and white striped shirt, faded blue jeans and blue and black sneakers.
She also pulled her long tresses back into a ponytail, and had the front couple of inches dyed pink, along with a center part.
Her younger sister looked adorable in blue jeans with a purple and black-checkered shirt that she left unbuttoned to reveal her pinkish t-shirt underneath.
She wore her blonde locks long and straight past her shoulders with a part in the middle.
'Super Mario Bros. premiere with my babies, the proud father shared on Instagram. 'This is Lyrics first ever red carpet and as expected she killed it. Obviously Elliott killed it as well. Almost movie time. Let’s go!! #SuperMarioMovie.'
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel, the computer-animated adventure film is based on Nintendo's Mario video game franchise.
The film 'invites audiences into a vibrant, thrilling new universe unlike any created before in an action-packed, exuberant cinematic comedy event,' it reads on the film's website. With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.
Cool cats: McLean, 45, and his girls - Elliott, 10, and Lyric, six - showed off their funky fashion sense on the red carpet
Eager: The trio all beamed with excitement as the screening of the film fast approached
Red carpet spotlight: The Backstreet Boys star revealed this was his youngest daughter's first red carpet experience in an Instagram post
The ensemble voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy,, Charlie Day, Jack