Aaron Carter returns to rehab, loses custody of 9-month-old son

Aaron Carter claimed in a new interview published Tuesday that he is voluntarily participating in an outpatient rehabilitation program to regain custody of his 9-month-old son Prince.

“It’s a abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor,” the 34-year-old “Aaron’s Party” singer told The Sun via video conference as he and fiancé Melanie Martin went grocery shopping.

“I do group therapy, parenting classes, domestic violence classes. I certified myself for CPR, just a lot of different things.”

Carter shared that a court order authorized Martin’s mother to gain custody of the couple’s son over concerns over domestic violence and drug use.

Although he claimed the rehabilitation period was not imposed by the court, he said he is attending the program because he wants his “son back.”

Earlier this year, Martin Carter accused Carter of breaking three of her ribs during a dispute.

However, the “House of Carter” star denied all the abuse allegations and Martin later said on Instagram that she was fabricating the “false” claims because she suffered from postpartum depression.

The on-again, off-again, off-again couple has since rekindled their relationship.

Carter also denied to The Sun that he was addicted to prescription drugs, noting that he is seeking help managing “triggers” that drive him to smoke marijuana.

“The main reason I signed up for Lionrock Recovery’s outpatient clinic is to help with the weeds,” he said. “I don’t want to smoke weed anymore. I don’t really need it.”

The “I Want Candy” singer said he has a medical marijuana license but has “thrown out” all the plants and strains he had grown.

He also admitted to taking Xanax, but said it’s part of his “regulated medication” plan, which helps keep him “clean of gasping dust.”

Responding to claims that Carter has appeared in videos on Instagram Live while intoxicated, the former child star blames the fatigue.

Aaron Carter at an event.
Carter also claimed the court said he did not need a mental health evaluation.
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“Over there [have] I have been many times where because I suffer from insomnia I take my sleeping medication and then I go to a live stream and I get really sleepy,” he said.

“I should go to sleep, but sometimes I stay up a little later than I should.”

Carter concluded by stating that being a father is “the most important” to him.

“One of the many downsides to fame is having to deal with your personal issues in public,” added the “Marriage Bootcamp: Family Edition” alum.

“Right now, both our priorities are to put our problems aside and try to build a new and better foundation for our child.”

Aaron Carter keeps his son in bed.
“I want my son back. That’s the headline there,” Carter told The Sun.

Carter and Martin welcomed Prince in November 2021, more than a year after they got engaged.

While the couple currently have no custody of their son, Martin has posted several videos and photos of her interacting with the baby on social media, showing that she still sees and spends time with their child.

Carter told The Sun that a custody hearing is scheduled for sometime this month.

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