The inside of your middle school notebook was wrong. As it turns out, you will never be Mrs. Nick Carter.

The sole unmarried member of the Backstreet Boys has announced he’s found “The One” and intends to put a ring on an actual Mrs. Nick Carter, officially killing the secret lingering hopes and dreams of everyone’s inner ’90s teenybopper.

Earlier today, Carter tweeted a message that hinted at his engagement to his girlfriend of four years, fitness expert/actress Lauren Kitt, which People later confirmed.

The couple is said to be searching for a wedding date that works with the band’s busy schedule, which includes a 20th anniversary cruise. Yes, 20th anniversary — perhaps hope’s been gone longer than we thought, like the floppy hair look.

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