Brian Thomas Littrell, an American singer, and member of the Backstreet Boys, is also known as a contemporary Christian music artist who released his solo album, “Welcome Home,” in 2006. He is the father of Baylee Littrell, a country singer. In 2015, Littrell and his cousin and bandmate Kevin Richardson were both inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
During the release of the band’s 2015 documentary, Littrell shared Kevin’s favorite moments, including memories of Kevin’s father who passed away from colon cancer in 1991, and how the song and album had a special meaning. On two occasions, during the DNA Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the band’s Las Vegas kickoff on April 8, Littrell sang Kevin’s part of “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” when Kevin became emotional after the loss of his mother in January 2022.
But behind the spotlight, there’s a beautiful love story that he shares with his wife Leighanne Reena Wallace. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of their love story and how they have maintained a strong and lasting marriage.
Brian And Leighanne’s Met On The Set Of “As Long As You Love Me” Video
Littrell first met Leighanne Reena Wallace in June 1997, while shooting the “As Long as You Love Me” music video. Wallace was an extra on the set, and Littrell was instantly drawn to her. Although they weren’t looking for love at the time, they hit it off, and a new chapter in their lives began.
“I had no clue who the Boys were,” Wallace recalls. But she came over to Littrell and introduced herself, and that’s how it all started. Littrell was focused on his career at the time, having just ended a relationship with his high school sweetheart, but meeting Wallace changed everything for him.
“I had just gotten out of a relationship with a high school sweetheart that didn’t work out,” Littrell said in an interview with J-14 magazine. “I didn’t really have my eyes or mind set on anybody. It was something that just happened. If I was looking, I wouldn’t have been able to find her.”
Know About Brian And Leighanne’s Marriage And Family Life
After dating for two years, Littrell proposed to Wallace on Christmas Day in 1999, and they got engaged soon after. On February 15, 2000, MTV broadcast the news of their engagement as well as that of Kevin Richardson, the cousin and bandmate of Littrell, and Kristin Willits. The couple tied the knot on September 2, 2000, at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta.
Since then, Littrell and Wallace have been together for over two decades, raising their son Baylee Thomas Wylee, who is now pursuing a career in the entertainment industry like his father. The family lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, which is near Atlanta. They have lived there since Littrell and his wife got engaged in 2000 and moved there soon after.
Secret Of Littrell And Wallace’s Strong Marriage
For Littrell and Wallace, communication and trust are key to their happy and lasting marriage. “Nothing is ever peachy keen and perfect all the time, but being able to grow together instead of growing apart is the big thing,” Littrell said.
The couple has faced ups and downs throughout their marriage, including Littrell’s health struggles. In 1998, he was diagnosed with a heart defect, which required surgery in 2001. He also has a condition called vocal cord paralysis, which affects his singing voice. Despite these challenges, Littrell and Wallace have remained united, supporting each other through thick and thin.
Twenty years of marriage is a significant milestone, and Littrell and Wallace are proud of what they have achieved together. “Especially in Hollywood and in this industry, 20 years is like 100 years, actually,” Wallace said in an interview with People.