From Lindsay Lohan to Hilary Duff: A look at Aaron Carter's love life as singer found dead at 34

From Lindsay Lohan to Hilary Duff: A look at Aaron Carter's love life as singer found dead at 34
Aaron Carter dated Hilary Duff (L) and Lindsay Lohan (R) in the past (Dia Dipasupil, Presley Ann, James Gourley/Getty Images)

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: The late Aron Carter, singer and "Dancing With the Stars" alum, was a loverboy and had relationships that were much talked about. The brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys had relationships with Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, and other women before his death. The singer and actor died on Saturday, November 5, at the age of 34. He was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California. 

Aaron is a former child pop star and the younger brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, who came into the spotlight in 1997 with his eponymous debut album. This was followed by the albums 'Aaron's Party (Come Get it)' in 2000, 'Oh Aaron' in 2001, and 'Another Earthquake!' in 2002. His most recent work was 'Love,' which he released in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus. Aaron also starred in such films as 'Lizzie McGuire,' 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' '7th Heaven,' 'Fat Albert,' 'Popstar' and 'Supercross.'


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"For Aaron- I’m deeply sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to struggle in front of the whole world. You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent … boy did my teenage self love you deeply. Sending love to your family at this time. Rest easy," wrote Lizzie McGuire actress Hilary Duff in her tribute to the singer. The couple reportedly dated in 2001.

Actress Hilary Duff (L) hugs singer Aaron Carter as they attend the premiere of The Lizzie McGuire Movie on April 26, 2003 in Hollywood, California.
Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff were together for two years, they got together when they were 13 years old (Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images)

Actress Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter started dating in 2001. Aaron even made an episode of Hilary's aforementioned Disney Channel series that year. For the following two years, the two teenage sensations' relationship was on and off. Aaron and Hilary entered splitsville in 2003 after repeatedly breaking their relationship. The Aaron's Party singer described his relationship with Hilary in a now-deleted appearance on The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch, adding: "I started dating Hilary on my 13th birthday, reported The Sun. Aaron said in that interview, "I was dating her for like a year and a half and then I just got a little bored, so I went and started getting to know Lindsay, dating Lindsay."

After their courtship came to an end, mother-of-three Hilary married and divorced NHL player Mike Comrie before getting married again to musician Matthew Koma. Speaking about his ex-girlfriend's relationships, Aaron told Fox News, "I’m really happy for her that she’s in a successful relationship and that she’s going to have a baby. Sometimes I think to myself, maybe that could have been me but it is what it is. He continued, "It’s crazy, that’s ancient history now. She knows I will always love her."

Lindsay Lohan attends the Channel 10 Marquee on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
When Aaron and Hilary temporarily called it off in 2002, the former started dating 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay Lohan at the same time (James Gourley/Getty Images)

In 2002, when Aaron and Hilary momentarily broke up, the former also began dating Mean Girls star, Lindsay Lohan. Prior to Aaron and Hilary's permanent split, all three of their dating timelines were in sync. 

On September 16, 2006, Aaron got down on one knee with Kari Ann Peniche, a Playboy model and the former girlfriend of his older brother Nick. They had only been dating for five days when the late musician asked her to marry him on stage in Las Vegas. On Friday, September 22, a few days later, the couple decided to break off their engagement. 

Singer Aaron Carter and Kaci Brown arrive at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 9, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Aaron Carter and Kaci Brown arrive at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 9, 2007, in Los Angeles, California (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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. After Melanie gave birth to their son Prince, unfortunately, they broke up barely six days later. Despite being engaged twice the late Aaron is said to have never married.

Aaron Carter/Instagram
Aaron was engaged to Melanie Martin, the two are parents to their son Prince (@Aaron Carter/Instagram)

On November 5, Saturday Aaron's body was found in a bathtub at his home. Melanie uploaded a two-second video on TikTok in which she can be seen sobbing uncontrollably while driving a car. "My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart and it’s going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect the privacy of my family as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love greatly," she shared the statement after his death, The Sun reported.


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