Aaron Carter’s former fiancée has seemingly broken her silence on the singer-rapper’s sudden death with a short but moving video on TikTok.
On Saturday, Melanie Martin shared a two-second clip showing herself driving a car and audibly sobbing. The footage emerged the same day Carter was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California. He was 34 years old.
Martin notably didn’t caption the video, but that didn’t stop followers from expressing their condolences in the comments.
“You can’t save someone who doesn’t want to be saved. The whole world is here for you,” one person wrote.
“I received this call. I’m so sorry. You have tried every door, every window, every portal. I’m so sorry he wasn’t helped. I really am,” added another.
In a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, Martin said she was “still coming to terms with this unfortunate reality.”
“Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated,” she said.
On the same day, she shared a throwback recording from a TikTok Live in which Carter appeared to be in high spirits and getting into an impromptu dance routine.
“Forever,” she wrote in the caption.
Carter and Martin went public with their relationship in January 2020, and two months later, the “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” singer showed off a new tattoo of his girlfriend’s name on his right eyebrow. In June of that year, the couple became engaged.
In November last year, Carter and Martin welcomed a son, Prince, and called off their engagement a week after the child was born. A month later, they confirmed they had rekindled their romance, but in February this year, they called it quits for a second time.
The status of their relationship at the time of Carter’s death was unclear. Last month, Carter suggests to be ready for “a new chapter” while announcing that he had put his California home up for sale.
“This year has been super tough but I’ve learned so much,” he said. wrote on Twitternoting that he hoped to “make a good life for my family”.