Singer-actor Aaron Carter, younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, has publicly declared his devotion to his newly single former girlfriend, singer-actress Hilary Duff.
"Don't be that stupid [expletive] who loses the love of your life forever. Like me . . . " he tweeted to fans. "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think." He quickly added, "That tweet just gave me an anxiety attack."
When a fan, minutes later, tweeted him, "Please tell me you're talking about Hilary Duff," Carter, 26, replied, "Sure am." He then expressed frustration at "people who have no idea who I am and/or what I've been through. If you're that interested watch my interviews or Google me. At least I'm real and don't hide behind the persona of being a celebrity and an entertainer, and try to portray positive feelings all the time."
In 2006, Carter told CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" that he and Duff, 26, had started dating "on my 13th birthday." They were together "for, like, a year-and-a-half, and then I just got a little bored, so I went and started getting to know Lindsay [Lohan], dating Lindsay."
In January, Duff and her husband, former New York Islanders center Mike Comrie, announced they were ending their three-year marriage. They have a son, Luca Cruz, born in March 2012.
Duff's representative did not return Newsday's request for comment, and Duff has not responded on Twitter.