Earlier than his dying at age 34, Aaron Carter was recognized for his profession as a teen idol, however he wasn’t the one well-known member of his household.
Born in December 1987, the “I Need Sweet” singer and his twin sister, Angel Carter, are the youngest members of the Carter household, which additionally contains Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter and the late Leslie Carter. Nick, born in January 1980, was the primary Carter sibling to achieve worldwide fame, however his youthful siblings quickly adopted in his footsteps.
Aaron started his music profession within the late Nineties, opening for the Backstreet Boys when he was simply 9 years outdated. His self-titled debut album dropped in Europe in December 1997 earlier than hitting america six months later, and he shortly grew to become a pop star in his personal proper.
In the meantime, his sister Leslie (born in June 1986) was kicking off her personal profession, signing a report contract in 1999. Her debut album was by no means launched, however the observe “Like Wow!” debuted in January 2001 and appeared on the Shrek soundtrack.
In October 2006, the entire household teamed up for the short-lived E! actuality present Home of Carters, which additionally starred Aaron’s twin, Angel, and eldest Carter daughter Bobbie Jean (born in January 1982). The present was canceled after simply eight episodes, and the Carters’ ups and downs solely intensified.
Aaron, then 18, proposed to Playboy mannequin Kari Ann Peniche in September 2006, however the duo known as off their engagement after simply six days. Nick, in the meantime, struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, which he later mentioned in his 2013 memoir, Going through the Music and Dwelling to Speak About It.
“I started consuming closely in my teenagers after which moved on to medicine at 18 or 19, beginning with marijuana and transferring as much as cocaine, ecstasy and prescription painkillers amongst different substances,” the Masked Singer alum wrote. “My life plummeted to an all-time low. … My crowd made partying an excessive sport. We repeated that binge and bump cycle evening after evening.”
Nick’s youthful brother additionally struggled with substance abuse, getting into rehab in September 2017 after he was arrested for driving below the affect. “I’ll say right here proper in entrance of all y’all, I’m not ashamed of it. I’ve points,” Aaron advised Us Weekly in December of that 12 months. “I’ve post-traumatic stress dysfunction. … Every part simply spiraled uncontrolled.”
The previous baby star died at age 34 in November 2022. After his dying, Nick paid tribute to his little brother by way of social media, writing: “My coronary heart has been damaged right now. Regardless that my brother and I’ve had an advanced relationship, my love for him has by no means ever light. … I’ll miss my brother greater than anybody will ever know. I like you Chizz., now you get an opportunity to lastly have some peace you could possibly by no means discover right here on earth.”
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