Aaron Carter and his older brother, Nick Carter, were well placed before the former’s untimely death at 34.
“[Aaron] was about to make amends with so many people in his life, and he had made amends and made peace with Nick,” a rep for the late pop star told HollywoodLife on Monday.
“Aaron was happy because he loved his brother,” the rep continued. “He looked up to Nick in so many ways. They were trying to fix everything again.
A representative for Nick did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
Nick, 42, paid tribute to Aaron in a touching Instagram post on Sunday – a day after the “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” singer was found dead in his bathtub at his California home.
“Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him never faded,” the Backstreet Boys member captioned a slideshow of throwback photos with Aaron.
“I always held out hope that he would one day, somehow, follow a healthy path and eventually find the help he so desperately needed.”
Nick then called “drug addiction and mental illness…the real villain” in Aaron’s passing.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss,” Nick wrote. “I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth…I love you little brother.
Nick and Aaron got into an infamous physical altercation on “House of Carters,” their 2006 E! reality show that highlighted their rivalry. A feud resumed in 2019 after the younger brother resurfaced the clip of their fight on social media.
“After careful consideration, my sister, Angel [Carter]and I regret that we have to seek a restraining order against our brother, Aaron, today,” Nick tweeted at the time in response, saying he and Aaron’s twin sister did not feel safe around from him.
Nick alleged that Aaron had ‘confessed to harboring thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and my unborn child’, prompting Nick to ‘take all possible steps to protect us and our family. “.
Aaron denied the allegations. “I never thought about causing anyone pain, let alone taking anyone’s life,” he wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post.
“It hurt me to read these things because if these people really knew me, they would never have used this as a tactic to control me. What’s actually more hurtful is knowing how much my Innocent nieces and nephews will be affected by the choices the adults around them have made.
Aaron later claimed that Nick only filed the restraining order because he publicly sided with Dream singer Melissa Schulman, who accused Nick of raping her in 2002. ( Nick vehemently denied Schuman’s claims and his lawsuit was ultimately dismissed in 2018.)
Aaron then apologized to Nick for “going wild”. The siblings reunited later that year after Aaron was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.
Nick sobbed during a tribute to Aaron at a BSB gig in London on Sunday. While performing “No Place”, Nick cried as fellow bandmates AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough embraced him.
As for Kevin Richardson, the musician addressed the crowd.
“Tonight we have a heavy heart because we lost a family member yesterday, and we just wanted to find a moment on our show to acknowledge it,” he said. “Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter passed away yesterday.
“He’s part of our family,” concluded Richardson, 51.
Dorough, 49, added: “We would like to dedicate this song to our little brother, Aaron Carter. … May he rest in paradise.
Aaron is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince, whom he shared with his fiancée Melanie Martin.
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