Singer Joey Fatone has hit back at reports his nine-year marriage to his childhood sweetheart is on the rocks.

The pop star, who thrilled 'N Sync fans on Sunday night (25Aug13) as part of the band's reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards, was caught up in tabloid gossip on Wednesday (28Aug13) after reports suggesting he and Kelly Baldwin had separated began to swirl.

Sources revealed the couple split in February (13) and is heading for divorce, but Fatone has since spoken out to deny the claims.

He tells Yahoo!, "We're still married... kids are great. I'm deeply upset about that (divorce reports). We're fine."

The Fatones wed in 2004 and have two girls, Briahna, 12, and three-year-old Kloey.