Melanie Martin, Aaron Carter’s fiancée, is commemorating the late singer on the occasion of their son’s first birthday.
Martin wished 1-year-old Prince a happy birthday on Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and released a video of some of the wonderful moments the father and son shared over the last year.
Carter was shown smiling as he cradled the infant, the two napping together, the “I Want Candy” singer feeding the baby, and one black-and-white photo of them laughing.
Martin was featured in a few photos. In one photo, she kissed Carter while cradling their son.
“Happy birthday, Prince Lyric Carter,” she captioned the photo. “Today will be a difficult day for me, but I know your daddy is singing birthday songs for you up in paradise. I love you, baby boy!!!”
Jaymes Young’s song “Happiest Year” was added to the post. “Thank you for the happiest year of my life,” the melody says.
Carter, an adolescent pop idol in the late 1990s, died on November 5th, at the age of 34.
At the time, a source close to Carter’s family confirmed his death to NBC News.
“We are deeply grieved and horrified to confirm Aaron Carter’s death today,” Carter’s representative stated in a statement. “Right now, his death is being examined.”
We ask that you allow the family some time, and they will provide more information as soon as it becomes available. We can’t describe how grateful we are for the outpouring of kindness.”
Martin has repeatedly commented on social media about her sadness in the weeks since his passing.
“Aaron my dear, I miss you so much my Angel,” she wrote alongside a video demonstrating the quirky and enjoyable side of her relationship with Carter.
I’m not sure how I’ll manage without you, but I’m hoping you can offer me some strength.”
“I will miss you forever, like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies,” she went on.
A few days later, she shared a selfie with the couple.
“A part of me has left with you,” she explained.
Carter has been open about his mental health struggles for many years. In 2019, he appeared on “The Doctors” and said that he has multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and manic depression.
Martin said in a People story published on Nov. 7 that he was “totally shattered” after learning Carter had died.
“I knew he was struggling, and I tried everything to help him,” she said in a statement to the publication.
“He has a very independent and strong personality, and I was unable to assist him in the way I believed he required.”
“I only wish I had more people to help me with him,” Martin remarked. I’ll be raising our baby as a single mother for the first time, and it’s the saddest day of my life, but I have to be strong for him.”
In an emotional Instagram post last year, Carter revealed that he and his fiancée were expecting their first child.
“Emergency C Section after 13 hours of labor however my fiancé is in fantastic health thank you lord and the incredibly sweet compassionate team here,” he captioned a photo of himself cutting the umbilical chord.
The “Sooner Or Later” singer referred to his son as “special” and acknowledged his admiration for Prince. He also expressed his pride in Martin and expressed gratitude for “wonderful favours from God.”