Aaron Carter is to become a father for the first time, after announcing his girlfriend Melanie Martin is pregnant.
“Obviously I have a baby on the way,” he said. “I’m going to be a busy father for sure. This is the official announcement, we’re pregnant.”
The troubled star, who has battled addiction issues in the past, then confirmed the happy news in a statement to People.
“This is what we both want. We both were trying for it,” he said. “I’m just focused on the future and being a dad. I want to be a good dad. I’m focused, my music career has been doing really well, and touring, having my clothing line out, all that stuff I have going for me that isn’t necessarily just music. Family is most important to me.”
The pregnancy announcement comes just a month after Melanie was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence following an alleged altercation at Aaron’s California home.
After the arrest, Aaron tweeted his side of the story as he stated that the incident began when he tried to break it off with her after allegedly finding out she’d been unfaithful.