Aaron Carter vowed to get back custody of his 11-month-old son Prince before tragic death at 34
Melanie Martin's mother was granted custody of Aaron Carter's son Prince due to the singer's mental health problems and drug addiction
In one of his last interviews before his tragic death Nov 5 at age 34, Aaron Carter pledged to fight for custody of his infant son. The 11-month-old Prince was born to the musician and former child pop star and his fiancée Melanie Martin. According to a September 2022 exclusive article in the US Sun, Carter lost custody of his son and entered rehab to bring his son home. He said he began a month-long outpatient treatment program at Lionrock Recovery in Los Angeles for that purpose.
"I haven't had any relapses or anything like that, it's just triggers are big right now for me[and] I want my son back," the singer said in a video interview with bartender Melanie, 30. He added, "The main reason I enrolled in Lionrock Recovery outpatient is to help with the weed." Aaron announced his engagement to Melanie Martin, his girlfriend at the time, on June 12, 2020. The couple became parents for the first time on November 22, 2021, after getting engaged. Unfortunately, after Melanie gave birth to their son Prince, they separated barely six days later.
The former child pop star appeared with Melanie and continued the show in good spirits, donning a hat. He said, "It's an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor," adding that it was a suggestion from the court but not mandatory. I do group therapy, parenting classes, and domestic violence classes, I got myself certified in CPR, just a lot of different things. He added, "It's new being a parent but it's actually become really fun and exciting and given me a new chapter of my life. It's been amazing."
After five years of abstinence, the popular singer said that he was seeking professional assistance to avoid relapsing. According to Aaron, the purpose of the therapy is to calm down his tumultuous relationship with Melanie, which frequently played out in front of the public. The tattooed musician has spent $200,000 on care to turn the couple into a "fully functional family" after enduring more than 100 seizures as a result of a "dusting" addiction. In light of concerning allegations of domestic violence and drug use, Aaron claimed that Melanie's mother now has legal custody of the couple's son.
During the interview, Aaron refuted assertions that he was a binge drinker and was addicted to the Xanax medication that his doctor had prescribed. He stated, "I'll be working on a project or something, there [have] been lots of different things, I think a lot of it is just kind of over-exaggerated. I do take Xanax." He added, "Xanax is a part of my regimented medication that I take from Aloe House that was prescribed to me in rehab, so I take a regimented medication, a series of medications which helps keep me clean from huffing dust."
Singer shared the wonderful news about his son on Instagram writing, "Emergency C Section after 13 hours of labor but my fiancée is in great health. Thank you lord and the incredibly sweet loving staff here. Prince is precious, I love you son. Your mommy loves you as I drop tears on the phone. This is me cutting his umbilical cord my precious family. @missmelaniemartin, I’m so proud of you hunny. You did it. I Love you with all my heart. My beautiful blessings from god."