Do you remember Aqua – that ’90s Danish pop group who all had spiky, colourful tresses? OF COURSE YOU FREAKIN’ DO. If you’re not singing along to ‘Barbie Girl’ or ‘Dr Jones’ right now (AKA the official anthems of the 90s) I am utterly ashamed of you.
Here’s some visual stimuli to jog that sub-par memory of yours:
Considering Aqua drifted off into the abyss of washed up pop bands in the early noughties, I honestly don't know how we've coped in their absence all this time. I mean, what are they all doing?! Where did they go?! Are they still friends?! Do they still use copious amounts of hair gel?!
So many questions. So few answers.
Let's all just take a moment to reminisce. Post continues after video...
Rest easy, dear reader friends. I have done the investigating for us. Ready? Here. We. Go.
1. Lene Nystrøm (AKA the only chick in the band).
Dear, sweet Lene with the weird pink hair - where art thou? Well... it just so turns out she's been married to another Aqua member, Søren Rasted, for a little over 15 years now. Oh, and they have two kids together, India and Billy. #90sPopBandGoals
While Lene's Instagram doesn't make it super obvious what her occupation is now, she does do Super Cool Instagram Girl things like leaning on vintage cars and wearing leather jackets with tassles. She had a crack at a solo career in 2003, but it didn't light the world on fire. She's also dappled in a lil' bitta TV (Denmark's The Voice) and movies (Cold Hearts, 2012).
2. Søren Rasted (AKA Lene's main squeeze/baby daddy).
OKAY. So it seems Lene's hubby Søren is a music producer (his Instagram bio tells me as such) AND he also went on to achieve some pretty impressive success after Aqua, too.