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Who are Aaron Carter's parents? Bob and Jane ran retirement home in Florida until their separation in 2003

Jane Spaulding and Robert 'Bob' Carter, who ran a retirement home in Tampa, Florida, filed for separation in March 2003, and divorced the following year
Aaron Carter with his father Robert (L), family (C), and with mother Jane (L) (Randy Shropshire/Getty Images, MediaPunch/BACKGRID and @aaroncarter/Instagram)
Aaron Carter with his father Robert (L), family (C), and with mother Jane (L) (Randy Shropshire/Getty Images, MediaPunch/BACKGRID and @aaroncarter/Instagram)

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Singer and rapper Aaron Carter has died aged 34. Carter, who was found dead in his bath at his home in Lancaster on Saturday, November 5, 2022, was the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter. Representatives of Carter's team confirmed his death, according to BBC

"Right now it's a really bad time, we're trying to figure out what happened and what the cause of it was," they said, adding, "We're just as upset as everyone and hope that fans can give thoughts and prayers to his family." Los Angeles County police arrived at the scene of Carter's death after they received a report of a drowning.


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Who are Aaron Carter's parents?

Nick Carter's mainstream success also put his and Aaron's parents in the spotlight. Jane Spaulding and Robert "Bob" Carter welcomed their first son, Nick, in January 1980. He is the first of Jane and Robert's five children together. They are also parents to twins Aaron Carter and Angel, BJ, and their deceased daughter Leslie. 

Speaking of the family's fame and fortune, Cater's father told People, "We’ve had some very tough times. There’s a lot of pitfalls to growing up in the public eye. The bottom line is that I love my son very much. It’s important that he knows that I will do anything for him."

Jane Carter and Aaron Carter attend WE tv Celebrates The 100th Episode Of The
Jane Carter and Aaron Carter at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 10, 2019, in West Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Robert and Jane ran a retirement home in Tampa, Florida. The two filed for separation in March 2003, and they divorced the following year. Robert married Ginger Elrod and held their wedding in Key West, Florida, in April 2004. His children Aaron and Angel attended the wedding. Robert and Ginger welcomed their son Kaden in June 2005.

Robert died at the age of 65 on May 16, 2017, from a heart attack. "My heart is Completly shattered I'm in shock and I loved my dad so much. #RIP DADDY I Love You," Aaron had said on social media at the time. "We are so hurt we lost you poppa way too soon. You were never human to me, you were always my real life super hero."

After Aaron's death, homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene as it is a standard operating procedure for them to investigate such death scenes.

Aaron rose to fame in the late 1990s as a pop singer. He released as many as four studio albums, beginning with his self-titled debut album in 1997. Back then, he was only nine years old.