Melanie Martin, Aaron Carter’s ex-fiancée, has broken her silence following his tragic death. “My baby,” the model, 30, captioned an Instagram Story photo with the late rapper on Saturday, November 5. “I can’t breath.”
Martin had uploaded a TikTok video of herself crying in her car less than an hour before, shortly after news of Carter’s death broke. He was 34.
“It is with the deepest regret to report Aaron Carter was found unresponsive this a.m. in his home in Palmdale, California,” the late House of Carter alum’s rep told E! News in a statement. TMZ, who was first to break the news, reported that a 911 call was made earlier on Saturday.
Carter is survived by his siblings, including his 11-month-old son Prince and older brother Nick Carter. Despite their on-off relationship, the “I Want Candy” singer and Martin welcomed their first child in November 2021.
“It’s all a beautiful blessing because I’ve had a lot of relationships and I started [to] kind of [give] up on love. I was talking about having a family years ago,” Aaron gushed to Us one month after Prince’s arrival. “I [wanted] to be at home and enjoy the love of my life and my child. Now that it’s here, it’s like an epiphany.
Every minute now has become so precious and every bit of time that slips by now … I’ve [really] switched my gears of thinking. I’ve given a lot of people second and third chances, as you can see with us and the stuff that we’ve gone through.”
He added at the time: “The person that I am today — I want to be a better version of [the person] I was the day prior to that. So tomorrow, I want to be a better version of myself than I was the day before that. So that’s really what I’m striving for and really just peace and serenity and exercising those things more. And really holding my own self accountable for my shortcomings,” he continued.
“You can use your willpower to make a difference with yourself. You gotta be able to recognize how you look, how you feel, and you gotta know that your body is a temple and you need to cherish it and take care of it.”
Aaron and Martin announced their relationship in January 2020, with the musician inking her name on his forehead the following March. The couple got engaged nearly three months later, just in time for Prince’s arrival. As they continued to raise their child, they eventually divorced in February.
“My relationship has come to a point where we have to part ways. Please respect my privacy at this time. Thank you,” the “Lately” performer tweeted earlier this year. “I’m too scared [to start dating again] and I can’t trust any woman. So I’m going to protect my soul and my heart at this time.”