The "I Want Candy" singer revealed at the weekend he is bisexual and it later emerged he had split from partner Madison Parker, and though he insists the decision was "mutual", he admitted she "didn't want" to talk about the fact he's attracted to both men and women.
Days after coming out as bisexual through a heartfelt note posted on Twitter, Aaron Carter joined radio program The Bert Show to talk about his "new chapter" of life. "To be honest, I've been thinking about it for many years", he explains of his coming out. I just felt like it was something that I needed to do.
"There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for almost half of my life", Carter wrote. "It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30 on December seventh this year", he continued. "And that was it". We parted ways... I don't really know what else to say about it. "So we left it mutual and parted ways". "What I need is for people to understand that I'm human and that I make mistakes just like every other human in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend's life".
"There might be a lot of people who don't agree with it, but you might be surprised by the people who do".
Though Carter now has to deal with a split on top of the vulnerability he faced by coming out, he admits that his fans have been an fantastic source of support and were much more accepting than some might assume.
Carter, 29, said he was shocked by the outpouring of support he received from fans after sharing the candid post on Saturday. "My fans know that I'm a heart on my sleeve kinda guy". "I don't want to be a figure of disappointment".