WTF Is Going On With Nick & Aaron Carter? | Betches

If you’re reading this, you’re probably old enough to remember a golden era of Nick and Aaron Carter. Nick was obviously a member of the Backstreet Boys, who released their first album in 1996. Aaron Carter came on the scene a year later, releasing his first album when he was just nine years old. Aaron Carter was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the late ’90s/early 2000s, and the Backstreet Boys are still one of the most iconic boy bands of all time. Those were good times, but things have been pretty dramatic in the Carter family lately. Just yesterday, news broke that Nick and his sister are seeking a restraining order against Aaron, and the details are a major yikes.

First, let’s do a little catching up on what Aaron Carter has been up to since the “I Want Candy” days, because it’s a doozy. Aaron has had several issues with the law in the last several years, including a couple of marijuana and driving-related arrests, and a 2013 bankruptcy filing that had a lot to do with not paying taxes. In 2017, he went on a show called The Doctors to discuss his health situation, namely the fact that he was scary skinny, and everyone thought he was doing meth. He tested negative for any illegal drugs, but was taking a lot of pills for anxiety and sleeping, and he also said he had an eating disorder. He entered rehab, but it’s unclear if anything really came of it.

That’s a very abridged rundown of what Aaron Carter has been up to, but 2019 has been an action-packed year. His mental health issues have been flaring up recently, and in a reported police “welfare check” recently, they tried to place him under a 5150 psychiatric hold. Unclear what happened with that, but it clearly didn’t work. Aaron has also been flaunting his gun collection lately, which seems especially problematic given the aforementioned mental health issues.

The current drama started when Nick filed for the restraining order, claiming that Aaron Carter threatened to kill his pregnant wife. According to Nick, the order was necessary “In light of Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child.” In his post on Twitter, he also hashtagged #GunControl, which presumably refers to Aaron’s collection of weapons. I mean…Jesus Christ. This is some dark shit, whether or not Nick is telling the truth.

According to Aaron, he hasn’t seen Nick in four years, but they clearly have a lot of thoughts about each other. Since news of the restraining order came out, Aaron Carter has been absolutely on fire on Twitter, spreading allegations that Nick had sex with a minor, and stirring up old rumors that he assaulted Paris Hilton. He’s also accused Nick of being jealous that he’s doing well, which is news to me, but good for him I guess.

Going even further, he accused Nick of trying to get him placed under a psychiatric hold, which would be pretty wild. Whether or not Aaron is in a good place right now, if Nick hasn’t seen him for four years, I’m not sure why it would be his place to decide what he should do. Clearly, there is way too history in this family for anyone to be making decisions for anyone else. Either way, Aaron doesn’t want anything from Nick, and he made that clear by tweeting that they’re “done for life.” Harsh, but so is a restraining order.

Aaron Carter hasn’t tweeted anything in seven hours, presumably because he’s been asleep, but I’m sure he’s not done sharing his thoughts on the current situation. I’m not really sure whose team we’re supposed to be on here, but I have a feeling that neither Nick nor Aaron Carter are completely reliable narrators. They’re literally dealing with decades of issues, and we all know that there are three sides to every story. Mostly, I just hope no one gets hurt, and that anyone who needs treatment for anything gets that treatment. Sorry if that sounds vague, but I’m not tryna get sued here.

Images: Shutterstock; nickcarter, aaroncarter (2) / Twitter

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