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Who's ready to feel old? Twitter users were shocked Monday morning to learn the brothers from Hanson — yes, those brothers —have 13 children between them.
The trio who famously sang "MMMbop" 22 years ago appeared on "Lorraine" to discuss their career in music and promote their upcoming concerts in Europe. During the chat, the men — all of them in the 30s now — mentioned that they have 13 children. © Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Isaac Hanson appear on
"In particular, we all three have ten-year-old sons," Zac said. "It's a cool thing. We spend a lot of time together obviously touring and in studio. Our kids, they know each other really well and are really, really close… They come on tour sometimes. That's just part of the lifestyle."
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The fact that Hanson has 13 children was enough to send some Twitter users into a MMMeltdown.
"Hanson? What? 13 kids?? My mind is blown. I need to sit down," one user said.
For those keeping score, Isaac, now 38, and has wife have three children ranging in age from 11 to 4; Taylor, now 35, shares six children with his wife ranging in age from 15 to 2 months; Zac, 33, has four children with his wife ranging in age from 10 and 18 months.
Clearly, these are not those adorable boys who broke onto the scene FOUR presidents ago. They're now dapper men. © Andrew Savulich / NY Daily News via Getty Images Hanson arrives for the Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Feb. 25, 1998.
As shocked as viewers were with the brother's families, they were equally surprised at how well they have aged.
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"Um hello when did Hanson become to hot?!," one person wrote after watching Lorraine.
Another added, "Holy crap Hanson got HOT."
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Today, One Direction is on an indefinite hiatus. Zayn Malik -- who now just goes by his first name -- left the group in early 2015, right on the heels of their best selling tour. He's now a solo artist who released the No. 1 single "Pillow Talk" and album "Mind of Mine" in 2016. His second album, "Icarus Falls," which came out in December 2018, peaked at just No. 61 in America. Zayn has been in an on-and-off relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid since 2015, though in January 2019, they reportedly split once again. Meanwhile, his former 1D bandmates -- Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne -- continued performing in One Direction until 2016, at which point they announced they were taking a break. Niall has since released a top 20 solo album, "Flicker," and recently parted ways with actress Hailee Steinfeld. Harry released a self-titled solo album in 2017 and launched a well-reviewed and successful world tour. He made his film debut that same year in "Dunkirk" and in 2018, he executive produced the CBS sitcom "Happy Together." Liam became a father in 2017 when he and singer Cheryl Cole welcomed a son together. The couple called it quits in mid-2018. Liam, who's released several singles and an EP, is currently working on a full-length solo album. Louis, who in 2016 welcomed a son with a stylist he briefly dated, has released three solo singles and in 2018 served as a judge and mentor on the show that made him famous, Britain's "The X-Factor."
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Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson formed the super-popular '90s band Hanson. The mop-topped trio rose to instant stardom with the insanely catchy 1997 hit "MMMBop" and their debut album sold over 10 million copies.
It's been 22 years since Hanson's debut and they are still making music and finding success. The trio formed their own label, 3CG Records, in 2003 and have sold more 16 million records worldwide with eight top 40 albums and six top 40 singles in the U.S. The group announced a symphonic tour and accompanying album, "String Theory," in July 2018. All three brothers are also now doting dads and husbands. Isaac shares two sons and one daughter with wife Nicole Dufresne; Taylor has six children with wife Natalie Bryant (their latest arrived in December 2018); and Zac shares two sons and two daughters with wife Kate Tucker.
*NSYNC was one of the biggest boy bands of the '90s and early 2000s with five nationwide concert tours, 70 million records sold, six top 10 singles and several Grammy nominations. Fans were crushed when the band announced a "temporary hiatus" in 2002 -- and never returned from it.
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In the '80s, New Kids on the Block were the baddest nice guys of the music scene with mega-hits like "Step by Step" and "Hangin' Tough." NKOTB sold more than 80 million records worldwide before disbanding in 1994.
Today, New Kids on the Block are back together and better than ever. After the group split in 1994, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood all went on to release solo projects and start families. Jordan and Joey each sold over 1 million albums as solo artists, and Donnie became an actor, starring in "Blue Bloods," "Saw" and "The Sixth Sense." A father of two, Donnie married Jenny McCarthy in 2014. Jonathan came out as a gay man in 2011 and became engaged to longtime partner Harley Rodriguez in 2016. Jordan shares three children with his ex-wife and Danny is also a father of three. NKOTB reunited in 2008 and released a new album. They toured with the Backstreet Boys in 2012, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014 and have performed on three super-successful tours in the past five years. They most recently performed during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in December 2018 and are scheduled to go on tour again in May 2019.
The Backstreet Boys were the boy band of the '90s and 2000s with eight Grammy nominations, several multi-platinum albums and nine top 10 singles, including the now iconic "I Want It That Way."
The Backstreet Boys have continued their reign as the No. 1 boy band in pop culture and are currently the best selling boy band of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide. Original members Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell still perform as group, although Kevin left BSB for a few years in the mid-2000s. They're currently starring in a wildly successful Las Vegas residency, "Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life," will release their ninth studio album in January 2019, and will embark on a world tour in May 2019. All five members are now family men with children. Kevin has two sons with wife Kristin Willits. Brian married and welcomed son Baylee -- a teen who's now trying to make it as a country singer -- with model Leighanne Wallace from BSB's "As Long As You Love Me" video. Howie is married with two sons. A.J., who's been in and out of rehab over the years but is currently sober, shares two children with his wife, Rochelle DeAnna Karidis. Nick battled drugs and alcohol for a decade and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2009, but is now in good health. After dating famous stars like Paris Hilton, he married longtime girlfriend Lauren Kitt in 2013. They welcomed a son in 2016.
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New Edition was pegged as the second coming of The Jackson 5, and with sweet tracks like "Candy Girl" and "Cool It Now," they definitely were. Notorious bad boy Bobby Brown was voted out of the group in 1985 and Johnny Gill came in during the late '80s to replace Bobby. They went on to record hit singles such as "If It Isn't Love," and "Can You Stand The Rain." After the group broke up in the '90s to pursue solo projects, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe formed a trio, Bell Biv DeVoe.
Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant all had success as solo artists or in other groups throughout the '90s. All six members of New Edition reunited in 1996, but by 1997, they were broken up once again. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, the band performed at various shows, including the 2011 Essence Music Festival, to celebrate New Edition's 30th anniversary. Ronnie also owns an Atlanta real estate agency, Michael is CEO of his own label, Sporty Rich Enterprises, and Ralph co-starred with Ciara in the direct-to-DVD movie "Mama, I Want to Sing!" The band produced the acclaimed three-part biopic, "The New Edition Story," in 2017, with over 28.4 million viewers tuning in. It was later announced that the group will reunite to record another album and go on tour. Like many of their boy band counterparts, all six New Edition members are family men. Ricky is married to Amy Correa Bell; Michael shares four children with his wife, Teasha; Ronnie shares twin boys with his wife; Johnny is a father of one; and Ralph has three children from his first marriage and one from his second. Bobby famously married and divorced superstar Whitney Houston; Whitney died in 2012, and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died in 2015. Bobby -- who has three other kids from previous relationships -- married his manager, Alicia Etheredge, in 2012. They now have three kids together.
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Justin Jeffre, Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey and Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees had success with singles like "Because of You" -- and because of Nick's relationship with fellow pop star Jessica Simpson.
98 Degrees parted ways in 2003 to pursue solo projects. Nick Lachey released four solo albums including the hit project "Best of Me," while brother Drew Lachey competed twice on "Dancing With the Stars." Justin worked as a political activist, blogger and co-publisher of The Cincinnati Beacon. Jeff briefly joined the Chippendales male stripper review in Las Vegas in 2011 then created his own "Men of the Strip" review, which has also found success in Sin City. The boy band reunited in 2012 and released a new album in 2013 as well as a Christmas album in 2017. After a well-publicized divorce from Jessica Simpson, Nick found love again with Vanessa Minnillo; the now share three children. Brother Drew has two kids with his wife of nearly two decades. Jeff shares two children with his ex-wife and is currently married to second wife Amanda, with whom he shares a daughter.
B2K hit the scene at the beginning of the new millennium with singles like "Uh Huh" and "Bump, Bump, Bump," which featured Diddy. The group starred in 2003's "You Got Served" before disbanding.
In late 2018, it was announced that B2K is coming back in 2019 for "The Millennium Tour." But its members have been busy too. After the group disbanded, Omarion went on to have solo success with singles like "Touch," "Post to Be" and the No. 1 hit "Ice Box." From 2005 to 2007, Lil Fizz guest starred on FOX's comedy series "The War at Home," while J-Boog and Raz-B pursued entrepreneurial projects. Omarion and Fizz joined "Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood" in 2014. Omarion shares two children with his former partner, "Love & Hip Hop" star Apryl Jones. Fizz shares one son with his former girlfriend, "Love & Hip Hop" star Moniece Slaughter. J-Boog has three children.
We don't know what Boyz II Men is remembered more for: their beautiful harmonies on ballads or their spiffy style. Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris and Michael McCary released several successful albums and singles in the '90s including the No. 1 hits "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love to You" and "One Sweet Day."
Motown Philly is back again -- at least for Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, who have continued to perform as a group. Sadly, Michael McCary retired in 2003 after suffering chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis. Boyz II Men's most recent studio album, "Under The Streetlight," was released in 2017. Shawn has also worked as a judge on NBC's "The Sing-Off," while Wanya competed on "Dancing With the Stars." Shawn shares three children with his wife, Sharonda; Nathan is married with children; Wanya shares two children with his wife; and Michael is a divorced father of three.
LFO had major hits back in the day such as "Summer Girls" and sold more than 4 million records. Rich Cronin famously wrote their No. 10 hit "Girl on TV" about then-girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt.
LFO broke up in 2002 after the release of their second album. Brad created his own label, 111 Records, and gained recognition for being a staunch pro-life activist. Devin went on to perform in another band, Cadbury Diesel. Rich released one solo album before sadly being diagnosed with leukemia. He died in 2010 at the age of 36. Eight years later, Devin also passed away: He died at 41 after battling stage 4 adrenal cancer.
O-Town was created in 2000 on the first season of "Making the Band" on ABC. The boy band released a few top 10 singles such as "All or Nothing" and "Liquid Dreams" before disbanding in 2003.
In January 2011, it was announced that Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller, Trevor Penick and Jacob Underwood had reunited to make new music together. (Ashley Parker Angel didn't care to participate.) The foursome has since released a new album, "Lines & Circles," and several singles. In 2017, they released their "Part 1" EP. Ashley has been busy pursuing an acting career, appearing in several Broadway productions. He also released a solo album, "Soundtrack to Your Life," in 2006. Ashley shares a son, Lyric, with former fiancée Tiffany Lynn. He also co-founded High Level, a nutritional supplements company, and loves showing off the results of his fitness regimen on Instagram.
Wham! was one of the biggest male duos of the '80s. The group, composed of Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, sold more than 30 million records and singles including "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Everything She Wants" and "Careless Whisper" all topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the States.
After Wham! disbanded in 1986, George Michael went on to become one of the best selling British acts of all time. He achieved seven No. 1 singles in the U.K. and eight No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. He dated both men and women during his Wham! days but came out as a gay man in 1998 and went on to have high-profile romances with longtime partners Kenny Goss and Fadi Fawaz. Sadly, Fadi found him dead in his bed on Christmas Day 2016. A coroner's report cited natural causes. Andrew released one universally panned solo album in 1990 and has kept a low profile in the years since. He lives near Cornwall, England, on a restored 15th-century farm that he long shared with his former partner, Keren Woodward of Bananarama. He stays active in music by writing songs under pseudonyms.
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