Aaron Carter,29, has split with his girlfriend of nine months Madison Parker. Carter publicly revealed that he has struggled with his identity for ‘half of his life’, he said in an emotional message to his fans that he is gay. A source familiar with both Carter and Parker said today, that the former couple have separated a few days ago and are no longer living together. The split according to the source who is a close friend of Carter’s said the separation was very amicable, with no hard feelings on either side.
According to the friend “Aaron is continuing to focus on his personal self with regards to his truth, health and music.” The split was announced a few hours after Carter posted a message to his friends and fans on ‘Twitter.’ In the message, Carter wrote,”To start off, I would like to say that I love each and everyone of my fans. There is something that I would like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity, that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half my life.”
Carter said coming out doesn’t come with any shame but rather a great weight being lifted off of him. His ex-girlfriend Parker is a freelance photographer and she was in the car when Carter was arrested last week in Georgia. Carter was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Parker was also arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Carter is the younger brother of ‘Backstreet Boy’ Nick Carter. The two brothers exchanged words after Carter’s DUI arrest. Nick said through Twitter he was always here for his brother, family is rough but it’s strong the singer said. Aaron hit back saying if Nick really cared about him he would have picked up a phone and called him.