Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Announces His Engagement

Backstreet Boy band member Nick Carter announced on his Instagram page today that he’s officially engaged to his girlfriend Lauren Kitt.

Carter took Kitt, a fitness expert/actress, to the Florida Keys to propose. He popped the question after taking her out in a private boat to a small island he visited as a child.

According to People magazine, Carter was anxious to make the proposal. “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.”

The couple now refers to the small island as “Engagement Island.”

Carter, 33, has had his share of troubles over the last few years. He’s struggled with substance abuse and lost his sister to a drug overdose in February 2012.

Fortunately, 2013 is turning into a good year for him. His band is working on a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary together due out this year and he has a new fiancée.

Congrats to the happy couple!