#Aaron Carter is finally letting go of the burden he has been carrying for a long time. In a heartfelt message to his fans, the 29-year-old singer thought it was about time to open up about his identity after holding it in for several years. "This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me," he wrote.

Carter talks about his same-sex relationship in the past

The pop singer said he was 13 years old when he "started to find boys and girls attractive" before he eventually "had an experience with a male" at the age of 17. Aaron Carter added that he had been through a few relationships with female partners prior to his same-sex relationship with someone he admired and had worked with.

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The "Sooner or Later" artist thought it was important for him to finally open up about his identity that has been weighing on his chest ever since he realized his preference at a very young age. He went on to express his love for music and how it has helped him find satisfaction. "I never want to be a figure of disappointment," he added.

Singer splits with girlfriend after revealing his sexuality

After this revelation, it was confirmed by an insider that Aaron Carter has broken up with his girlfriend, Madison Parker. The affiliate exclusively told ET Online that the couple have called it quits last week after over a year of dating. It added that the separation was "amicable" and that it was agreed upon by both parties.

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"Aaron is continuing to focus on his personal self with regards to his truth, health and music," the source added.

The breakup was confirmed by Aaron Carter's representative, who said that the two "still love each other and respect each other dearly" despite the split. "It was a mutual decision and Aaron's personal statement released speaks for itself. Now back to the music," the representative explained.

Their separation came after the singer expressed his intent to propose to Madison #Parker last month. It can be recalled that the former couple were recently arrested on alleged DUI, possession of marijuana among other charges. Following the incident, Aaron Carter candidly opened up about his plan to settle down and have kids with his then-girlfriend.

The "I'm All About You" artist even gushed about his first meeting with his former partner, which he said happened on social media. Madison Parker, on the other hand, said she fell for Aaron Carter's sweetness when they started seeing each other. "I instantly saw that he had the biggest heart ever," she added. #Boy George