[Blind Gossip] Here’s a cautionary tale for all you big-spending pop stars who think that the party will last forever.
This pop singer used to be a teen heartthrob. He owned a huge house and half a dozen high-end cars. His albums went platinum, and he used to date all the hottest young female stars.
It didn’t last. He spent too much and indulged in too many substances. He is cleaning up his act now, but he is struggling. However, he still wants you to think that he is successful. For example, he tells people he lives in Beverly Hills… but he is actually renting a tiny $1700/month one-bedroom apartment in a non-affluent section of Los Angeles. He now drives a Ford Focus… but rents a Mercedes for the day if he is going to an event where he thinks people might see him pulling up.
It’s Aaron Carter!
Poor Aaron Carter. He used to have a Bieber-sized life. Now he’s living in a one-bedroom apartment, driving a Ford Focus, and having meltdowns on Twitter.
From The New York Post:
Aaron Carter insists he didn’t have a mental breakdown
Aaron Carter is mending his broken heart and declaring that his mental health is fine.
The former child star shared on Twitter that his unidentified girlfriend dumped him just five days before Christmas, leading many online followers to claim that Carter was experiencing some sort of breakdown.
“Has anyone ever had their heartbroken so bad that they feel it in other parts of their body,” he wrote in a lengthy essay Sunday while on a flight to Chicago. “Like cold feelings in your stomach, emptiness? Love is the toughest thing I deal with in my life.”
The 28-year-old continued, “Despite the people who wanna see me fail. I’m actually just devastated and my heart hurts so much right now. I’m sorry for not always being the greatest guy in my relationships but I love LOVE so much and I will always try to project that. All I ever wanted was someone to love me for who I am — insecurities jealousy struggles successes and all of that.”
It appears that his relationship wasn’t too healthy — in fact, he claims verbal abuse. “You should never be with someone who tells you to ‘shut the f-ck up’ because your annoyed cause you couldn’t talk to them for 7 hours when I’m NOT even being disrespectful myself,” added Hilary Duff’s ex. “You should never be [with] someone who hangs up on you and leaves you feeling unsettled or unresolved all because they’re too immature to handle confrontation like an adult.”
While Carter’s sentiments may have been sincere, some followers speculated that his Twitter spree was the result of a mental meltdown. He defended himself by saying words often get “twisted and judged.”
“Expressing myself and being as open as I can with myself, I get judged on a daily and that’s OK this is my life and my feelings,” said Carter. “There’s no reason for people to accuse me of having ‘mental breakdowns’ because I express myself & yea sometimes people piss me off.”
It’s the second time in recent memory that Carter’s tweets left many scratching their heads. In late November, he claimed the late Michael Jackson had “passed down the torch” to him.
Why do people feel compelled to take every thought that passes through their brains and post it on social media? Who would want to date someone who just railed about their last relationship on Twitter? Who would want to hire someone who can’t exercise a modicum of self-control about their emotions?
Aaron Carter filed for bankruptcy in 2013. He is now living an appropriately modest lifestyle. It may not be cool to drive a Ford Focus and to live in a one-bedroom rental apartment in North Hollywood, but that is what he can afford right now. It certainly is a far cry from the heyday of best-selling records, dating other teen idols, and having thousands of teenage girls screaming your name.
Bieber, take note.
Congratulations to KWDragon for being first with the correct response!