Who is Kaila Methven? Aaron Carter talked about sobriety and dating transgender women in unseen interview
Just days before his death, Aaron Carter reportedly expressed optimism about his life and well-being in a candid interview with Kaila Methven
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: KFC heiress Kaila Methven has recalled her interview with late singer Aaron Carter and called it her privilege to be one of the last people to have done so. Just days before his untimely death, Carter reportedly expressed optimism about his life and well-being. On Saturday, November 5, he was discovered dead in a bathtub at his Lancaster, California residence. In one of his final never-before-seen interviews with KFC heiress Methven, the pop musician spoke about how he planned to become the best version of himself after recently finishing rehab. The interview reportedly took place on her 'K'LA Afterdark' talk show's debut episode on August 7.
When asked about his sobriety by Kaila, Aaron said, “I think I turned into the real, true authentic version of myself. I went into rehab four times I finally got it right.” The singer also brought up his personal life, saying how much he enjoyed ‘all naked bodies,’ having previously declared himself to be bisexual. “I think men are beautiful, I think women are beautiful. I think anybody who is transgender is gorgeous. I've even dated a transgender woman before,” he remarked.
Carter was ‘an absolute joy to work with,’ said lingerie entrepreneur Methven. She told Daily Mail Australia, “He arrived on set with his fiancée Melanie Martin, and to be honest, he seemed perfectly sober. We were on a 12-hour shoot, Aaron was really super sweet with all the staff, he took pictures with everyone, and to be perfectly honest, he's a really funny guy. Professionally, I have nothing negative to say at all. I know that he had suffered many problems in the past, but he was a completely different person that I interviewed, that's why it's so important for me to show the world, a different aspect of Aaron Carter, and that's what my show is really about, is showing people what celebrities are really like, not what they are portrayed to be.”
“Aaron was really sweet, both he and Melanie invited me over to their house many times. They were a beautiful couple, no matter what other outlets might say. They truly loved each other and when I spoke to Melanie, I could tell that she really loved him and they both really love their son, and it's really tragic to see somebody just leave overnight. I want the world to remember Aaron in a positive light.”
Kaila also wrote on her Instagram, "To my dearest Aaron Carter, I am so devastated by the way things were left, thank you for giving me the privilege to be one of the last people to interview you.....For all the negative press, and negative articles, that were written about you, I apologize on their behalf, you deserve a peaceful passing."
Who is Kaila Methven?
Kaila Methven is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, and CEO of the Madame Methven lingerie line. She was born in Santa Monica, California. She lived with her mother Lisa Methven, until her death. Later she moved to Paris to live with her father. She received her education in design at the ESMOD and her master's degree from IFA Paris. She later completed her Luxury Brand Management MBA at Polimoda.
She unveiled Madame Methven during LA Fashion Week. Since then, she has appeared in publications including Maxim US. Kaila has won honors for Haute Couture Lingerie and Haute Couture Pret A Porter as well as Best International Designer of the Year. Numerous celebrities, including Katharine McPhee, Demi Lovato, Apollonia Kotero, Kitty Brucknell, and cast members of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', have been spotted wearing her creations. She also advocates for LGBT rights.
In 1960, Kaila's maternal grandfather, Stanley Methven, who was initially a taxi driver selling chickens out of his truck, founded a company, Rainbow Chicken Unlimited, which in the 1980s supplied 90% of the chicken sold by Kentucky Fried Chicken. He turned that into a chicken empire, ended up becoming the supplier of chicken to the KFC empire, bought a controlling interest in that company, and sold their shares to Pepsi in 1991.