It looks like Aaron’s party is about to get a new guest.
Just 3 weeks after their alleged physical altercation, Aaron Carter announced that he and girlfriend Melanie Martin are expecting a baby.
The 32-year-old singer told fans the news during an Instagram Live vid on Tuesday.
“Obviously I have a baby on the way,” Aaron said, after holding up a positive pregnancy test and asking fans for donations. “I’m going to be a busy father, for sure.”
“This is the official announcement. We’re pregnant,” he continued.
A number of viewers concerned over Aaron’s impending fatherhood expressed their doubts in the comments. But the former child star fired back at the negative comments, insisting, “I won’t need a babysitter. I’m going to make a very good father.”
“I’m all about love, give that baby nothing but love,” he also replied.
Later in the same day, Aaron also shared a shirtless mirror selfie to Instagram, captioned, “Dad bod.”
Over on girlfriend Melanie Martin’s Instagram, she uploaded a photo of herself kissing Aaron. “Love wins,” she captioned the post.
Of course, this all comes after the couple’s physical altercation, that allegedly began when Melanie informed Aaron that she is pregnant.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department showed up at Carter’s home, responding to a domestic violence call at around 11 pm.
Aaron claimed that during the alleged physical fight, girlfriend Melanie scratched him. Law enforcement confirmed that Aaron did sustain physical damage, as he had visible marks on his body.
Melanie was taken into custody, but released the next afternoon after she posted a $50,000 bond.
According to Aaron, though, the charges against Melanie have been dropped, and he said, “We just realized that we love each other.”
The domestic dispute is not the first time that this former child star has made headlines for less-than-savory behavior.
Aaron has been at the center of family turmoil for years. Most recently, brother Nick Carter was granted a restraining order against him. Nick called Aaron’s behavior “increasingly alarming,” and said that Aaron threatened to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child.
Aaron also recently appeared on an episode of The Doctors, where he opened up about his substance abuse problem and mental health struggles–including numerous diagnoses.
It is unclear if his recent “alarming” behavior is due to substance abuse.
If so, here’s to hoping that Aaron takes the time to detox from alcohol and drugs in light of the upcoming arrival of a new baby.