Aaron Carter had a tumultuous relationship with some of his siblings, including Nick Carter, prior to the singer’s death on Nov. 5.
Born three years apart, the brothers toured together for many years in the ’90s and early years, with Aaron often singing as the Backstreet Boys’ opening act.
Although Aaron did not attend his older sibling’s April 2014 wedding to Lauren Kitt, the siblings vacationed together and supported each other’s careers via social media.
However, in September 2019, Nick, along with sister Angel Carter, filed a restraining order against Aaron, which was granted two months later.
The Backstreet Boys member, 42, claimed Aaron had confessed to “intentioning” to kill Nick’s then-pregnant wife and their unborn child.
“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret having to file a restraining order against our brother Aaron today,” Nick tweeted at the time.
“Given Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior… we had no choice but to take every possible measure to protect ourselves and our family.
“We love our brother and really hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before something happens to him or anyone else,” Nick concluded.
Under the one-year restraining order, Aaron was ordered to be at least 100 feet away from Nick, Kitt, their children, other relatives, and their Las Vegas residence.
Aaron denied the allegationstweeting: “I am stunned by the allegations being made against me and I wish no harm on anyone, especially my family.”
The “Dancing With the Stars” alum then went on to lash out at his family on social media.
“I’m fine without them,” Aaron wrote on Twitter. “They should leave me alone. Michael Jackson told me this was going to happen and he was right.”
In another tweet, Aaron shared an old clip from the reality TV show “House of Carters” in which he and his brother argued in front of the cameras.
Aaron wrote, “LEAVE ME ALONE. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I BEG YOU. PLEASE.
“I haven’t even seen you and Nick, you’ve been bullying me all my life,” he claimed. “And tortured me as a child. And everyone knows it. IT IS PUBLIC. and now you are afraid of the truth.”
Aaron also had a tense relationship with his sister Leslie Carter, who died of a drug overdose in 2012 at the age of 25.
In 2019, the actor accused his late sibling of sexually abusing him over a period of three years.
“It runs in the family. I never wanted to tell this to anyone. But I also have [sic]…,” Aaron claimed in a series of tweets. “My sister Leslie suffered from bipolar and was taking lithium to treat it. She never liked the way she felt and when she was gone she was doing things she never intended to do, I really believe that. … My sister raped me from 10 to 13 years old when she was not on her meds.”
He claimed “I was abused” [sic] not only sexually through her, but also through my first two backup dancers when I was 8 years old. And abused my brother [sic] me all my life.”
Earlier this year, the “I Want Candy” artist had a huge blue butterfly tattoo etched on his forehead in honor of Leslie.
“Every time I see a blue butterfly… she loved blue, it was her favorite color,” he wrote via Instagram in March. “She had the most beautiful ice blue eyes in the world.”
On November 5, the news of Aaron’s death came. The 34-year-old’s body was found in a bathtub at his California home. He is survived by son Prince.
“It is with deep regret to confirm that Aaron Carter has been unresponsive at his home in Palmdale, CA,” Aaron’s representative told Page Six on Saturday.
“The family has been notified and will fly to Los Angeles,” the statement continued. “Aaron has worked hard towards the end of his life to recover, be a good father and make amends with his family.”