Melanie Martin Shares Aaron Carter’s Family Christmas Plans Before His Death as She Is Granted Custody of Their Son
17.12.2022 - 06:17
Aaron Carter’s ex Melanie Martin is thrilled after being granted full custody of their 13-month-old son Prince — but she wishes the late singer could share in the joyful moment with her.
“I am extremely happy to have my son back but very sad that Aaron couldn’t share this time together with me as a family,” Martin, 30, said in a statement to Us Weekly on Friday, December 16. “My heart has been heavy the past few days, realizing that I won’t be spending Christmas as a family with Aaron and my son.”
In September, Carter revealed that he and this then-fiancée had lost custody of their son due to domestic violence and drug-use concerns during an interview with The Sun, but noted that he had voluntarily entered a month-long outpatient program through Lionrock Recovery.
“I decided to enroll myself into that program. This will be my fifth time in rehabilitation, mainly to take care of aftercare,” he told the outlet. “There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses … it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back.”
On Friday, Martin spoke candidly about Carter’s future holiday plans, telling Us that the Florida native hoped “we could get custody of our son by Christmas.”
“He said he couldn’t wait to get custody of Prince so we could vacation together in Colorado for Christmas,” she shared. “He wanted to sit by the fireplace and watch the snow.”
Carter was found dead in his home on November 5, a rep for the “I Want Candy” singer confirmed to Us at the time. He was 34. While his official cause of death has not yet been revealed, the musician struggled with his mental health and had a history of substance abuse.
One month prior to his passing, the “Aaron’s Party” artist listed his house in