As we see music bands rise to fame, we wonder what their life is like after the lights go out. Let’s admit it, fame is such a price to pay. A normal family get-together or a regular bonding moment with friends can turn into a series of photo ops and a parade of paparazzi’s trying to get your best (and worst) shots. Imagine a toilet photo prank that spreads throughout the internet. It’s like a virus that drains the life out of you.

Here, we take a look at music bands who had their share with all the fame and glory. But what happens after that is a fulfilled life that they cherish forever.

  • N*SYNC
    N*SYNC is an American boy band which consists of members Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, and Lance Bass. Their album No Strings Attached sold a record-breaking 2.42 million copies in just one week. But in 2002, the band had a “temporary hiatus” and in 2007, officially announced that getting back together is off the table.

    Where are they now?
    Justin Timberlake had a successful solo career and married Jessica Biel with son Silas. JC became a producer and wrote songs for David Archuleta, Matthew Morrison and the like. Joey had a fantastic career as event host and started a hot dog cart business with options like the Boybander – five mini hot dogs representing the members of N*SYNC. Chris is the most who veered away from the spotlight. He and wife Karly finally decided to focus on starting a family. Lance married his partner in 2014. He is a cosmonaut and was certified by NASA and the Russian Space Program.

  • Damage
    Damage is a British boy band with members Andrez Harriott, Coree Richards, Jade Jones, Noel Simpson, and Rahsaan Bromfield. They are best known for their singles Forever, Love II Love, and a cover of Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight. In 2001, they released their second album Since You’ve Been Gone and had to split later on when Coree left the band.

    Where are they now?
    Andrez finished a degree in Criminology and Sociology from London Southbank University. Coree is still making music in his home studio. Jade became a professional chef and married Spice Girl Emma Bunton. They have two children.

  • Hanson
    Hanson is an American pop band which consists of brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac.  Their musical career skyrocketed with the song Mmmbop from their debut album Middle of Nowhere.

    Where are they now?
    The conflict between their previous record label took a toll on their career. Soon, the Hanson brothers decided to make music with their own recording company. They called it 3CG which means 3 Car Garage.

    After releasing four albums under 3CG, they decided to open their label to other recording artists. In 2013, they started a beer company with one of their products named Mmmhops, from their famous song Mmmbop. They’ve been making music and touring South America and Europe since 2001 to raise AIDS awareness in Africa.   All Hanson brothers are married with children respectively.

  • The Corrs
    The Corrs is an Irish band consists of siblings Andrea, Caroline, Jim, and Sharon. Throughout the course of their careers, they released seven albums and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Their latest album Jupiter Calling was released November 2017.

    Where are they now?
    The Corrs have been actively participating in philanthropic activities, which eventually granted them the honorary MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2004. Each of them created families of their own while the band is in hiatus. Andrea had two children and had a career in theater acting. Caroline had three children Jake, Georgina, and Ryanne. Jim had a son Brandon and learned to fly helicopters. Sharon, had two children as well, Cathal and Flori. She also had a chance to be a coach in The Voice Ireland.

They may be public figures but just like us, they also have to live normal lives and do normal things like us.