Aaron Carter’s fiancée honors late star at son Prince’s first birthday
Aaron Carter’s fiancee Melanie Martin (pictured) put on a brave face as she celebrated their son Prince’s first birthday at Chuck E. Cheese, just weeks after the star’s tragic passing at age 34. Melanie tenderly carried her son in her arms as she marked the special occasion with her supportive family and friends in Costa Mesa, California on Tuesday.
Aaron’s presence was felt throughout the evening with Melanie carrying a massive photo collage containing images of the late pop star and Prince’s birthday cake also bearing a photo of his father. Martin doted on her baby son as she carried him around the venue with her attentive friends by her side.
The young mother beamed with joy as she sat alongside her son on a miniature merry-go-round.
The birthday boy also got a chance to meet Chuck E. Cheese, and Melanie helped her youngster give the mascot a high-five. Her supportive friends also showered the youngster with love.
One of her pals gently helped Prince take a photo inside a Chuck E. Cheese car while another carried Prince as they stepped outside.
Melanie strolled beside her with the photo collage in her possession.
In a symbolic gesture, she also let a bouquet of balloons float into the night sky.
Melanie posted video of the moment to her Instagram Stories, writing: ‘… have to be strong for our son.’
Melanie shared many moments from Prince’s birthday to her account, including photos of his birthday cake and celebrations, along with video of a billboard in Times Square featuring Aaron and his son.
She admitted Prince’s birthday was going to be ‘tough’ in light of his father’s death as she shared a photo montage of Aaron and Prince.
‘Happy birthday to my baby boy Prince Lyric Carter… Today is going to be a tough one for me but I know your daddy is playing birthday songs for you up in heaven I love you baby boy!!!’ she captioned the post.
Carter was found dead in his bathtub in his home in Lancaster, California on November 5 aged 34. An official cause of death has yet to be determined, but police reportedly found multiple cans of compressed air and bottles of prescription pills at the scene.
Aaron has been cremated and his death certificate revealed his ashes will be held by his twin sister, Angel Carter. The singer was discovered by his housekeeper, known only as Betty, who had been living at the house for three weeks. Pictured: Prince gazed at the collage while in the arms of a loved one.
The woman had been homeless and Carter and his on again/off-again girlfriend Melanie asked to look after the home after a friend’s mansion was broken into. Pictured: Prince was showered with love and affection by his mom.
Carter said in an interview in August that he had been into rehab four times and had ‘finally got it right.’ But he went back to an outpatient program the following month to address his ‘triggers.’ At the time of his death, Carter was living with Melanie.
Neighbors described the relationship as tempestuous, saying they often heard the couple shouting at each other and police were called at least three times.
One neighbor told DailyMail.com that Carter often locked Martin out of the house, leaving her to bang on the door, screaming ‘let me in.’ The neighbor said that another resident knocked on Carter’s door one day and Melanie answered.
She was asked if they could turn down the music. Melanie said she would pass along the information to Aaron. Minutes later Aaron banged on the neighbor’s door and began yelling at the neighbor, he called her a ‘[expletive] and a [expletive].’ Pictured: One of Melanie’s pals gently held the child.
Another person at the house told Aaron to leave their property. The police were called and Aaron tried to tell the police that the neighbor assaulted him. No arrests were made. ‘Every neighbor has that “neighbor” you have to deal with, he was that “neighbor.”‘ the man said. Pictured: The young birthday boy sat in photo ride.
Melanie turned up at the house after news of Carter’s death was announced. She was seen sobbing and being consoled by Carter’s real estate agent Christie Limpus-Hathaway.
She issued a statement saying: ‘My fiancé Aaron Carter has passed away. I love Aaron with all my heart and it’s going to be a journey to raise a son without a father. Please respect the privacy of my family as we come to terms with the loss of someone we love greatly. We are still in the process of accepting this unfortunate reality. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.’
Earlier this year, Carter filed for custody of their son and a petition for protection against Martin at the Antelope Valley Courthouse in Los Angeles County. In a court filing, he accused his ex of ’emotional distress, anguish, shoving, & scratching,’ and claimed she used the threat of suicide to abuse him ’emotionally.’ Melanie was seen moving her belongings out of Carter’s house last week.
The former child star had been trying to sell the house, but it was taken off the market after his death. Carter died without leaving a will meaning the state of will decide who will inherit his assets, it has been revealed. Pictured: Martin also shared video of a billboard in Times Square featuring Carter and his son.
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