Aaron Carter Talks 'New Chapter' After Coming Out As Bisexual: 'I've Been Thinking About It For Many Years'
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.
"I'm a single guy again, recently came out as bisexual, so that's who I am. And I'm just taking it one minute, and one day, and one comment at a time," says the 30-year-old pop singer. "All I can say is that I'm really looking forward to the future right now, and whether I choose to be with a man or a woman is my decision, and no one else's."
Carter adds that he began to realize he was attracted to both men and women when he was "a little kid," and had "a small relationship" with a man around age 17. "To be honest, I’ve been thinking about it for many years,” he explains of his coming out. “It was something that I just felt like was important and I needed to say. It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30, on Dec. 7 this year.”
The singer also opened up about his recent split with Madison Parker, revealing that Carter's coming to terms with his sexuality played a role in the break-up. “I had discussed it with my ex-girlfriend, and she didn't really understand it and she didn't want [to]," Carter explains. "And that was it. So we left it mutual and parted ways.”
Carter released a new EP titled LøVë earlier this year, including standout tracks “Sooner or Later” and “Fool’s Gold,” both of which charted on the Spotify Viral 50 at No. 4 and No. 6 respectively.
Listen to his full interview with The Bert Show below, where Carter also shares thoughts on his relationships with older brother Nick Carter and their father, Robert Gene Carter, who passed away in May.