On Saturday, Aaron Carter took Twitter to open up about his bisexuality in an emotional letter. On Sunday, his rep confirmed the singer broke up with girlfriend Madison Parker last week.
The news comes in a pretty shaken time in his life, last month he was arrested for DUI and drug possession.
Carter decided to open up to his fans and be true to himself
Aaron Carter shared an emotional public letter about his sexuality on Twitter, and while he didn’t say the word he implied he’s bisexual.
In a lengthy tweet to his fans Carter began, “There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life. This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”
Carter is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and grew up in the spotlight with a handful of relatively well-known pop songs.Aaron goes on to say he grew up in the entertainment industry and began to come to realize his bisexuality when he was an adolescent.
“There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn’t until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with,” he wrote.
The star also noted that his sexuality “doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight, and burden I have held onto for a long time what I would like lifted off me.” He highlighted that music is pretty important and special for him, being his “haven.”
“Music will ALWAYS be what transcends us and myself. The studio has always been my safe haven. But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied,” he said.
Carter concluded the post with a quote from the famous singer, Boy George, writing “The best quote to sum ‘I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.’”
Carter has had public romantic relationships with several women, including Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche, but never with men. He was currently in a relationship with Madison Parker. The following morning, Carter took to Twitter once again to connect with his fans. As he expressed, “Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support.”
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 6, 2017
Carter recently broke up with Madison Parker
On Sunday news broke that Carter and girlfriend Madison Parker were not longer a couple.
The news was confirmed by his rep, who said the separation was really amicable.
“Aaron and Madison love each other and respect one another dearly. It was a mutual decision and Aaron’s personal statement released speaks for itself. Now back to the music,” he said.
Reports say the split happened last week. In an emotional interview to ET, Aaron stated that he wanted to get married to Madison in the near future.
The former couple was together for over a year after they first met on Instagram, they revealed recently. Then Parker reached out to Carter on social media about photographing him. The two eventually met up and went out on a date.
“I instantly saw that he had the biggest heart ever,” Parker told ET. “That’s what a lot of people don’t understand or don’t care to understand or take the time to understand.”
The two hit the news last month when they got arrested for DUI and in Memphis. They were on the road to get to one of Carter’s gigs as he’s currently on tour.
Carter has been dealing with health issues
In an emotional interview to ET, Aaron opened up about his health and said he has a hiatal hernia, a condition in which part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle. He’s suffered from the abnormality since he was 19 years old, about seven years after his hit, “I Want Candy,” was released.
“I have a stress condition of an 80-year-old man,” he explained. “I am also lactose intolerant.”
Doctors have told Carter to “avoid stressful situations,” which has prompted him to deactivate his social media accounts every once in awhile due to all the negative comments he receives.
“How would you feel every two seconds, seeing a tweet, ‘You have AIDS. Go die. Oh, look at this meth head. Oh, meth kills. Crack kills. It’s body shaming and it’s the toughest thing to deal with,” he said.
Despite his constant struggles, Carter said he has found a positive in all of this.
“To keep it 100 percent with you, there are so many other guys out there that have been reaching out to me on Twitter that have said, ‘Thank you so much Aaron, you’re the first man that stepped up about weight issues,'” he explained.
“I’m actually becoming a voice for people who are going through this.”
“You don’t [see it a lot with male celebrities] but it does happen. A lot more,” he continued. “The difference is, men are a lot more prideful. We don’t want to admit it. I don’t want to admit I don’t look good.”
“The difference is, men are a lot more prideful. We don’t want to admit it. I don’t want to admit I don’t look good.”
Source: Fox News