In a rare television interview, 28-year-old Aaron Carter appeared on Oprah: Where Are They Now to open up about the host of well-documented personal problems that came along with his meteoric success as a pop star in the late ’90s.
The precipitating event was the abrupt divorce of his parents; an announcement made mere minutes before he was set to film an episode of MTV Cribs.
“It was 2004 or 2003,” he says. ” A lot of money was coming in, we had the biggest estate in all of the Florida Keys. I had to show all the cameras my life that I was losing and nobody ever knew it.”
“The depression was brought on because I loved my family being together. I did not want to see them divorced. I couldn’t dwell on it. I couldn’t think about it too much. I kind of had to block it out. I started partying and getting into a lot of trouble….
With everything that was happening, I started losing all my money. I went broke.”
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