Aaron Carter is not ashamed of who he is. The 29-year-old singer has opened up about his sexuality on Twitter.
In his heartfelt letter, he revealed that he is attracted to both men and women. He wrote, “To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans. 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,” he wrote.
Aaron, who is also the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, shared that he started to find boys and girls attractive when he was 13. He also added that he was in a relationship with a man when he was 17.
“There were years that went by that I thought about it, 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 said. “To me music has always been my temple. 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.”
Read his full letter below:
Following his emotional post, it was reported that Aaron and his girlfriend Madison Parker have officially broken up. In a statement, the star’s rep said, “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.”
The “I Want Candy” hitmaker and freelance photographer, who he first met on Instagram, started dating in late 2016. The former lovebirds were recently arrested for DUI (driving under influence) and marijuana possession in Georgia.