Aaron Carter, father. Words I never thought I’d be typing. Aaron Carter being a father to a human baby is bizarre enough. But let’s make it just a bit weirder, shall we? The baby has been named Prince, and named was picked in honor of Michael Jackson. Aaron announced the new arrival yesterday on Instagram
Aaron Carter, father. Words I never thought I’d be typing. Aaron Carter being a father to a human baby is bizarre enough. But let’s make it just a bit weirder, shall we? The baby has been named Prince, and named was picked in honor of Michael Jackson.
Aaron announced the new arrival yesterday on Instagram in a series of videos shot inside the delivery room. If you’re getting a bout of déjà-vu from all of this, it’s probably because Aaron announced he and his now-fiancée Melanie Martin were pregnant way back in April 2020. Sadly, Melanie’s pregnancy wasn’t viable, and they tried again later. And now 29-year-old Melanie and 33-year-old Aaron are the parents of a baby boy who was delivered by C-section. Now Aaron has two permanent reminders of his relationship with Melanie. Aaron posted several baby updates to Instagram, including a picture of Aaron all scrubbed-up and cutting the baby’s umbilical cord, but he has since decided to go private on social media. So if you want an idea of Aaron in the delivery room, just picture the set of ER or Grey’s Anatomy, and then pretend they cast Aaron Carter as an ER resident for some reason. via People magazine:
“Emergency C Section after 13 hours of labor but my fiancé is in great health thank you lord and the incredibly sweet loving staff here. Prince is precious I love you son. Your mommy loves you as I drop tears on the phone. This is me cutting his umbilical cord my precious family #TheCarters @missmelaniemartin I’m so proud of you hunny you did it I Love you with all my heart my beautiful blessings from god,” Carter wrote.
Aaron spoke to People magazine last year about becoming a dad, and according to him, it’s one of his biggest dreams. Wait, even bigger than beating Shaq at one-on-one? Wow, he must be serious then.
“This is what we both want,” the musician said of his future with Martin. “We both were trying for it. I’m just focused on the future and being a dad. I want to be a good dad. I’m focused, my music career has been doing really well, and touring, having my clothing line out, all that stuff I have going for me that isn’t necessarily just music. Family is most important to me.”
The Daily Mail says the baby’s full name is Prince Lyric Carter which is a tribute to Michael Jackson. Aaron told TMZ that they had the name picked out before the baby’s birth and that it was always going to be Prince Lyric, in honor of Aaron’s mentor. As you very well may remember, after the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland was released in 2019, Aaron decided to counter the mountain of super awful allegations made in that docuseries, by announcing that Michael Jackson was nothing but nice and respectful to him when he was a teeny-tiny pop star. So clearly, Aaron still holds Michael Jackson in very high regard. As for how the name pays tribute, well – I know, the baby’s name is neither Michael nor Jackson, which means it’s more of a metaphorical tribute. Michael Jackson’s nickname was the Prince of Pop, and Michael Jackson’s first son was named Prince, so…there you go. Lyric is obviously a music reference, and both Aaron and MJ were music people.
Aaron’s choice to name his baby son after Michael Jackson is, to put it bluntly, a choice. But well, it a common tradition for people to choose to name their kid after family members, but I’m not entirely sure how many of those Aaron is still in contact with.
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