I remember setting up my wonderful and beautiful niece Nicole’s very first email account for her in the 90’s. She asked for the user name “AaronFan”. Her first crush was Aaron Carter. How sweet. I didn’t really know who he was at the time, but I eventually learned. Many teen idols fade after a year or two. Aaron wasn’t really like that.
Aaron Charles Carter was born on December 7, 1987 in Florida and was pushed into show business shortly after. He started singing in the band Dead End when he was seven. Do little kids really want to do that? I wonder about young celebrities. Are they there because they want to be or are they there because mom and dad want them there? Anyway, Aaron made his first solo appearance when he got to open for his brother’s band in 1997. He was nine.
- Is a big Bruce Springsteen fan.
- Has dated actress Hilary Duff.
- Younger brother of Backstreet Boy member Nick Carter.
- Has a twin sister, Angel.
- Got a scuba diving certificate at age 8.
- Has dated Lindsay Lohan.
- Very talented and can play many different instruments.
- Was engaged when he was 12. Okay, maybe he was a bit older but not much. He broke it off a few days later. Good choice.
In addition to singing, Aaron is also an actor. He’s appeared in such TV shows as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Family Affair, and 7th Heaven. He has appeared on Broadway in the musical Seussical. Some of Aaron’s movies include Fat Albert and Popstar. I actually watched Popstar which Aaron had a starring role in, but I didn’t watch it to see Aaron. I watched it to see a former love of mine, Leif Garrett. Leif played the janitor. Fitting.
I watched Aaron on Dancing with the Stars in 2009. He and his partner finished fifth. I felt bad for him because he tried so hard and I could see the disappointment in his eyes each time the judges critiqued him. I’ve been in that situation. Not with dancing, but with my music. I would try so hard but never knew exactly what my teacher wanted. There are some things that are hard to teach/explain. I applaud Aaron for his hard work on that show. Maybe it’s an age thing. I don’t know. I just remember always feeling bad for him because he worked so hard and it seemed like the judges were always putting him down.
Aaron Carter has had some substance abuse problems and other issues. He’s been arrested a couple times for being under the influence. He’s been in and out of rehab. He came out last year as bisexual but now he says he’s not. What? He entered a medical facility (rehab) last year when his weight dropped to 115. I don’t even want to weigh 115 and I’m barely five feet tall. I think he’s taking a cocktail of different pills. While not illegal, it could prove deadly. (NOTE: His older sister Leslie died in 2012 of a prescription med overdose.)
Aaron was in rehab in February of this year and also released his album Love at about the same time. According to his Twitter account, Aaron is back out there doing his thing. He has a meet and greet this weekend in Los Angeles and he’ll be touring Manila next month. Good for him.
I hope this little boy who’s now a man can continue being successful. I feel sad that he was pushed into the spotlight at such a young age. Even if he wasn’t pushed, there should have been some type of parental guidance. I hope Aaron Carter is able to rid himself of his demons and have a successful and happy life.