We were all walking to our gate in the Atlanta airport on Saturday when Shannon made the first spotting. She came up from behind us and said, “You guys! That was a Backstreet Boy!” We all looked, and it turned out that Brian Littrell had walked right past us with his wife and son. I can be tremendously unobservant, so I’m not surprised I didn’t see him, even though I definitely would have recognized him if I had.
(The kid is a lot older now, maybe 5 years old? He had really long hair, too. I almost mistook him for a girl.)
They ended up stopping at a gate right next to ours for a flight to Los Angeles. So of course, we all spent the next five minutes (until we boarded) trying not to stare. The funny thing was that for the most part, people left him alone. I guess he’s not that big of a super star anymore, huh?
The biggest surprise was how tiny he is. He is a very small-looking man. Anyway, that was our most famous celebrity sighting, and we weren’t even in Vegas yet.
For the second sighting, I have to give Dave major credit. I’m really surprised he recognized him. We were walking through Caesar’s Palace when all of a sudden, Dave stopped us in our tracks and said, “That’s Jason Peters!” We look over, and sure enough, there’s our big offensive lineman, playing craps.
What are the chances we’d go all the way to Vegas and run into a Buffalo Bill? So funny. We stood back for a few minutes and debated about whether to approach him, but he looked to be in the middle of some serious gambling, so we decided not to. Not only that, but he was supposed to be in Hawaii playing in the Pro Bowl that very same day–he didn’t play due to injury.
We tried to keep our eyes open to potentially spot others during our trip, but to no avail. Maybe next trip!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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